Valérie Pécresse raised 1.4 million euros in 7 days

A week after launching her appeal for donations to repay a private loan of 7 million euros for the presidential campaign, Valérie Pécresse (LR) would have already raised 1.4 million euros this Monday, April 18th.

With 4.78% of the votes in the first round of the presidential elections on April 10th, Valérie Pécresse did not exceed the 5% mark, tantamount to having her campaign costs reimbursed. The LR list leader, who is personally indebted with 7 million euros, appealed to the generosity of her supporters to support her financially.

The appeal for donations launched on Monday 11 April by the President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France, the day after her bitter defeat, would have raised almost a quarter of the total amount desired, namely 1.4 million euros, according to Le Figaro.

Many supporters on the right

The operation, which must last until May 15, has been supported by some right-wing figures on social networks, such as the mayor of Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes) David Lisnard.

In the same way, the Senator of Vendée Bruno Retailleau expressed his support for Valérie Pécresse.

For his part, the Mayor of Palaiseau (Essonne), Grégoire de Lasteyrie, stressed the importance of pluralism in the democratic debate.

This Thursday, Christian Jacobthe Republican President, wrote a letter urging members of the movement to put their hands in their pockets in support of their candidate and their party.

According to calculations by the political body, a donation of 3 euros from each sympathizer would allow Valérie Pécresse to pay off her debts.

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