The deputy of Yvelines Aurore Bergé formalized, Saturday, August 1, her candidacy for the presidency of the majority group in the National Assembly in September, in a message that AFP obtained.
After Francois de Rugy and ex-Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner, she is the third to have declared herself in view of the succession of Gilles Le Gendre, criticized internally and who will leave office at the start of the school year.
The ballot is scheduled for September 9 and 10 to unveil the result at the opening of the LREM parliamentary days, organized in Amiens on the 10 and 11 of the same month.
The “only fights that are worthy: those of our collective”
Like Christophe Castaner the day before, she said she had “send” to be president of the group, in a letter addressed to her colleagues at the end of the parliamentary session in the Assembly.
“We have often doubted. Some have left, others no longer come: this must clearly and collectively challenge us”, adds the candidate, referring in particular to the two new groups in the Assembly joined by LREM deputies. She says she wants to defend a group “who erases his personal fights in favor of the only fights that (…)