Last Saturday, supporters of President Emmanuel Macron witnessed the transformation of the La République en Marche movement into a party, with the launch of Renaissance, at the Carrousel du Louvre. And while Stéphane Séjourné has been appointed as general secretary, 3 key men have already entered a competition for 2027.
Asked about 2027, Édouard Philippe stiffens
As Daily journalist Sophie Dupont, present on site, explains, Bruno Le Maire, Gérald Darmanin, and Édouard Philippe are all three preparing for the post-Macron era. And if she noticed a little hostility between the first and the last, during the reunion, the special envoy of Yann Barthès dug with them, in a private interview.
Naturally, due to the calendar, neither of them wanted to reveal their intentions for the next presidential election officially. And Sophie Dupont to assure nevertheless that they “thought while shaving” quoting the words of Nicolas Sarkozy, when he was still a minister before declaring himself a candidate for the supreme post.
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If Bruno Le Maire replied cordially and with all smiles to the journalist’s questions, admitting to her that he did not answer them voluntarily (“it’s on purpose“), Édouard Philippe, he was more dry. To the question: “this party will serve as a launching pad for the future presidential candidate for 2027, can you guarantee us this evening that you will not be the one?” he launched : “Look I’m not here to… I’m coming as a friend, I’m listening, don’t ask me about… don’t worry. Well, how are you?
And when the reporter insisted “if at some point you want to announce your candidacy, will you still let us know in the next 5 years?”he got annoyed”it won’t be missed… Well then uh hi huh!“The opportunity to take a closer look at the changes of our former Prime Minister, suffering from vitiligo (a skin disease responsible for a partial bleaching of the beard in him) who now has an entirely white beard, and matching eyebrows.