On Monday 30 March, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jean-Christophe Lagarde are displayed all with a smile. The president of the UMP and the UDI, allies in the departmental elections were acclaimed. Right now controls 66 departments out of 101. “They are friends, partners” , says Nicolas Sarkozy members of the IDU. The balance of power with the left is reversed. The Socialists lost several strongholds: Corrèze and the Essonne, fiefs Hollande and Manuel Valls, but also the North and the Bouches-du-Rhône “And where are they, the Socialists?” sang yesterday right-wing voters Oral Rhodaniens.
Right, Francois Fillon and Alain Juppé, rival Nicolas Sarkozy in 2017, mostly welcomed the victory of the Republican right. Former Prime Minister speaks of a “great success for the UMP” , while the mayor of Bordeaux evokes the “victory of a strategy (me) close to the heart” .
For the regional elections in December, the alliance UMP / IDU should be renewed.
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