“If every voter of Valérie Pécresse donates 3 euros, the situation will be over. We can see it as a civic gesture useful to the pluralism that is democracy,” wrote the Mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, via his Twitter account, in support of the candidate and the party who are struggling reimburse campaign costs .’Presidential election.
Solidarity “with this French team” even in “defeats”
On Monday, the Republican presidential candidate asked for “emergency aid.” She did not get the 5% of the vote (4.8%) needed to trigger a state reimbursement of campaign expenses. She then asked “all French people” to help her “complete the financing of her campaign” by reporting a “critical situation” for the party, for which 7 million costs would not be reimbursed. Valérie Pécresse also stated that she was “personally indebted to the amount of 5 million euros”. “It’s about Republican survival, and beyond that, it’s about the survival of the Republican right,” she added.
In Cannes, where the mayor was re-elected in 2020 with 88.08% of the vote, Valérie Pécresse received only 7.01% of the vote. In the 2017 presidential election, François Fillon was a hit with 34.81% of the vote. David Lisnard assured that he will resign because “a ‘French team’ is also defeated as I said,” he tweeted.