Alain Juppe, UMP candidate for the primary in 2017, i nterrogé on the assumption of a change the statutes of the UMP “to prevent primary right” warned in an interview published Tuesday in the regional daily South West ‘s abandonment is a primary point of bitter conflict “ with Nicolas Sarkozy. “Nicolas Sarkozy will not make the primary alone, it will not work. If the goal is to pass the 175,000 UMP activists, it’s not worth it, they will have done in December, “ for the presidency of the UMP says Mayor Bordeaux.
“The purpose of the primaries is to open our partners in the center so that there is only one candidate for president in 2017 “, he recalls saying wait ” On this point the commitments of the various candidates for the presidency of the UMP. ” “The primary purpose of” he insists, is ‘there is only one candidate on our side to be elected. The division could lead to a second round between the Socialist candidate and Madame Le Pen. “
” You never really changes, “
Alain Juppe, who, he is not seeking the presidency of the UMP, is convinced that the winner of this primary will be the next head of state. Asked television performance of Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday, his former foreign minister reaffirms “you never really changes. It may improve or deteriorate, your mileage may vary. “
referring to his own campaign, Alain Juppe says he intends ” build support by desire and not by fear, “ in response to a question about the rallies to Nicolas Sarkozy tenors of the UMP. It indicates also want “associate French” to the project ‘through participatory platforms. “
He is currently setting up groups Working around an inner circle that he wants “not yet put in the public square” , adding that discusses “major issues” with “a group of friends, “ which former ministers and Benoist Appeared Gaymard, Edouard Philippe MP (Seine-Maritime) and Virginie Calmels (his assistant in Bordeaux, former president of Endemol France). He intends to use a “small structure” Modern France, which has party status and € 14 000 in cash and wants “renovate” by launching “an appeal to donors.”