Nicolas Sarkozy has been subjected to numerous criticisms since the defeat of Valérie Pécresse in the presidential election. He spoke in “Le Figaro Magazine”. I subscribe for 1€ the 1st month
Criticized by some Republican activists and shunned by Valérie Pécresse, Nicolas Sarkozy dotted the “i” in an interview with Figaro Magazine published Friday, June 10. The former head of state does not regret having supported Emmanuel Macron and maintaining a strong relationship with him following his re-election. “I am no longer in politics. I do what I believe in,” he said. And to add: “He was re-elected […]. It's worth putting that to his credit.
To those who accuse him of having made a Faustian pact with Emmanuel Macron, Nicolas Sarkozy responds by raising his eyes to the sky, underlines Le Figaro. “Give me a reason not to talk to him.” I no longer do politics, I no longer have any obligation to my party, ”he justifies himself. “I have an obligation to the country. If the president-elect asks me to help him, I do. »
“There's only one thing that can work: the popular right”
Felled by many Republicans, Nicolas Sarkozy recently agreed to an interview with Christian Jacob, the party's president. And when the latter mentioned the Head of State's too left-wing political line, Nicolas Sarkozy replied: “Ah, because Chirac was on the right? Christian Jacob held three different ministries, including that of the Public Service, under Jacques Chirac, between 2002 and 2007.
Another major criticism of the Republicans towards Nicolas Sarkozy: that he pleaded so much for an LR-LREM alliance before the presidential election, and again for the legislative elections. Yet, according to him, this is the only thing that can help the right to recover. “There's only one thing that can work: the popular right,” he said. “When I was at the head of the UMP, then of LR, everyone rubbed shoulders, we constantly took the risk of rallying, from Jean-Pierre Raffarin to Christine Boutin, from Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet to Laurent Wauquiez. »
Note that, if he now keeps his distance from the Republicans, Nicolas Sarkozy does not prevent himself from having an opinion on who best embodies the party and the values of the right. “I always thought that Laurent Wauquiez was the one with the most talent. It is up to him to know how to concretize it in the service of the collective. “A declaration which, while the place of Christian Jacob is threatened, is likely to make a lot of noise.