After having supported Nicolas Sarkozy, Eric Ciotti, president of the Alpes-Maritimes department, recalled this morning on France Inter that he would accept behind François Fillon in the race in the second round. “I have a great respect for François Fillon”.
Why Nicolas Sarkozy has chosen to support his former prime minister ? “This is not surprising, they have worked together,” says Eric Ciotti. “The difference, she was with Juppé, on the line, on the alliance with Bayrou”.
however, It acknowledges differences between Nicolas Sarkozy and François Fillon. “The difference, it is on the strength of the measures, Fillon wants to go further, harder in the break. It puts the sliders even further than Nicolas Sarkozy”.
On the future of the former president of the Republic, Eric Ciotti does not advance too : “I don’t know if this is the end of the political life of Nicolas Sarkozy, but it is a step which is turning”.