Alain Juppe and Nicolas Sarkozy have had an exchange acerbic Sunday by the media in which they about the cuts to police numbers and reform of general information during the last five years. The mayor of Bordeaux has opened the hostilities on France 3 in regretting, a year after the attacks of November 13, these reforms. “We have made an error prior to 2012, removing the background information, the intelligence territorial,” explained the favourite in the polls to the primary from the right, about a reform decided by Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. “I’m not criticizing what has been done prior to 2012 (during the quinquennium of Nicolas Sarkozy), I look at reality in the face, I was minister in 2011 and 2012, it is necessa ry to recognize its errors, and I was,” added Alain Juppé. “We were wrong to reduce to 10,000 the number of police officers and gendarmes on the ground,” also regretted Alain Juppé.
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The former head of State, replied on the board of JT TF1: “I find that there are a lot of lightness in the words of Alain Juppé”. “I regret that it gives an echo of an argument outdated from the left”, has blasted Nicolas Sarkozy. It has been justified by the economic crisis of 2008 the job cuts, to be decided “with François Fillon”, the Prime minister and also a candidate in the primary. As to the reform of general information, it was according to him that “the information policies and trade union” and the end of the “notes blanches” unsigned disseminated by the services to the minister of the Interior, and who were sometimes recalled Nicolas Sarkozy, “the private life” of men and women policies.
Alain Juppe was also scratched François Fillon, is rising in the polls, but the balance of reforms between 2007 and 2012, according to Alain Juppe, “mixed”. A little later on Radio J, the applicant has recognized that there was “very definitely” a dynamic in the polls for François Fillon. “It made a project that is a very interesting project, even if I am not in agreement on a number of promises that he will not stand”, said Alain Juppe, citing the proposal of his rival to remove 600 000 government jobs.
“It is a billevesée ! 600.000, it is more than the total number of retirements in the three public functions in five years from now. This means that for five years, we will have no new recruited. You don’t know any organization that can live for five years without recruiting a collaborator again”, he criticized. Alain Juppé proposed to reduce, from 200 000 to 250 000 the number of public servants, through non-replacement of retirements.
The applicant has, however, been very kind to the only woman candidate in this primary, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, rejoicing in his presence among the six male candidates. “NKM, I have a lot of sympathy for her,” he insisted. A woman could lead The Republicans if he won the primary? “Why not”. “Me, I don’t want to do demagogy, but I am very attached to the principle of the equality of men and women and, therefore, I will strive to apply better than in the past, both in the government, if I am president, and in the instances of the party”, he said.