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Guillaume Peltier dismissed from his post as vice-president of the Republicans

The Republicans’ strategic committee dismissed LR deputy Guillaume Peltier from his post as vice-president of the party, AFP learned on Tuesday, December 7 from the party, after favorable remarks vis-à-vis the far right and Eric Zemmour castigated by Republican officials.

The LR mayor of Saint-Etienne Gaël Perdriau, who had made critical remarks about Eric Ciotti, also lost his post of vice-president.

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During the strategic committee which met on Tuesday morning, the president of LR Christian Jacob notably announced that “Guillaume Peltier and Gaël Perdriau are no longer vice-presidents”, said this source in a message to AFP.

Christian Jacob also announced that“He ends the contract with the conservative movement [ex-Sens commun, NDLR] and that its members are excluded from the proceedings ”. The Conservative Movement, affiliated with LR, had in any case left the party on Saturday after the defeat of Eric Ciotti to join Eric Zemmour, reports Franceinfo.

Peltier not “insensitive” to Zemmour’s speech

No reason was given to explain the withdrawal of the posts of vice-presidents to Guillaume Peltier and Gaël Perdriau. But these decisions are taken while the freshly appointed LR presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse advocates “The unit” within the party for the presidential election.

However, Gaël Perdriau had declared before the second round of the vote at the congress of LR, to designate the candidate of the right, that if the deputy LR Eric Ciotti was elected, he “Will leave[t] LR “.

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Guillaume Peltier again made waves by wondering in a tweet on Sunday, the day of the meeting of the far-right candidate Eric Zemmour, “How to remain insensitive to the discourse for France” of the last.

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“Your word does not commit our political family The Republicans. Eric Zemmour’s speech is a far cry from our values. The LR activists have chosen without appeal: Valérie Pécresse is our candidate and we will make her win ”, another LR vice-president, Agnès Evren, cropped it in a tweet on Monday.

This is not the first time that Guillaume Peltier has provoked the ire of LR officials. At the end of May, he had assured “Carry the same convictions” that the mayor of Béziers Robert Ménard, close to the RN. What had earned him to be dismissed from his position of number two in LR. Then, at the end of November, when he showed his support for Eric Ciotti at the LR congress, he declared that he “No longer wishes to seal with the voters of Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen”.

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