The Republicans (LR) presidential candidate follows in the footsteps of La République en Marche (LRM). Valérie Pécresse announced, Thursday, December 30 in Nantes, that her meetings would be held respecting the gauges set for the gatherings. “If there are gauges for indoor shows, there will be gauges in my meetings”, assured Mme Pécresse, after a visit to the Nantes police station.
“There will also be passes [sanitaires], as in theaters. There will be no derogation: we will be exemplary ”, added the president of the Ile-de-France regional council, who was accompanied in particular by LR MP Eric Ciotti.
“I want to do everything to avoid the confinement of the vaccinated: that would seem unfair to them. Everything must be done to avoid a new confinement and I call for vaccination “, also added the candidate.
The idea divides the candidates
By announcing Monday limitations for gatherings – 2,000 people maximum indoors and 5,000 outdoors – Prime Minister Jean Castex recalled that the French Constitution did not allow the setting of gauges or the imposition of a health pass. , political meetings and places of worship.
The idea of applying these gauges to electoral meetings divides presidential candidates. The National Rally, La France insoumise and Eric Zemmour’s team are opposed to it, while the presidential LRM party has announced that it will apply these gauges in its future public gatherings.
On Wednesday, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, said to himself « favorable », most “With uncertainty about the legal aspect”, to an amendment by LR deputy Guillaume Larrivé giving the possibility to the organizers of large political rallies to require a vaccination pass and to set a gauge. At the end of lively exchanges, the amendment was adopted in the evening, but without its part on the gauges, a consultation being in progress between the Minister of the Interior and the political formations.
Responding to the attacks of the presidential majority regarding her passivity in the face of the health crisis, Valérie Pécresse said on the contrary “Fully proactive”. “The majority may have short memories. It was I who brought the masks, who took all the measures to secure public transport and I am fighting not to close them on the night of December 31 ”, she assured.