The Renaissance festival, which replaces the Republic in progress, will open on September 17 at the Louvre

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Stéphane Séjourné, future head of the party, outlines the main lines of this formation that will replace the Republic on the Move (LaREM).

The République en Marche (LaREM) will decide on September 17, during a congress at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, on its announced transformation into a new party, Renaissance, whose leadership will give place of honor to the government and Emmanuel Macron will be president honorary.

“On September 16 and 17, our activists will be called to vote on our new statutes, the new direction and the charter of values. The results will be announced on September 17 during a congress at the Carrousel du Louvre,” he announces, in a interview in Parisianthe president of the Renaissance group in the European Parliament, Stéphane Séjourné.

Bruno Le Maire in charge of ideas

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“The President of the Republic will be the honorary president and I will propose to the militants that they elect a leadership of which I will be the secretary general,” specifies the daily Stéphane Séjourné. Without competition, this former collaborator of the Head of State (37 years old), an MEP since 2019, will be “surrounded by deputy general secretaries with strong personalities and who embody different sensitivities”.

“Bruno Le Maire will be in charge of the ideas. Amélie de Montchalin will deal with external relations, Gérald Darmanin will have the training, Bérangère Couillard the relations with the members, Olivier Dussopt the departmental structuring of the party, Aurore Bergé the answer, Franck Riester on the elections, Fabienne Keller the mobilization, Clément Beaune the international and Europe or even Brigitte Bourguignon the coordination of the great causes”, and Pascal Canfin will be “in charge of relations with the government”, he listed.

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Emmanuel Macron’s party continues its unprecedented trajectory. Created just a year before his accession to the Elysee in 2017, an instrument for his re-election in 2022, it is reinventing itself while its founder will not be able to aspire to a third presidential term in 2027. Renaissance, a name already adopted in the Assembly, has also lost in June the absolute majority.

“I will be the guarantor of the expression of sensitivities”

On the party side, François Bayrou’s Modem and Edouard Philippe’s Horizons remain independent allies. On the other hand, they must regroup under Renaissance La République en Marche, Agir, a center-right party chaired by the minister (ex-LR) Franck Riester, and Territories of Progress, a center-left party led by his colleague (ex-PS ) Olivier Dussopt.

“The militants of Territory of Progress and Agir can trust me: I will be the guarantor of the expression of sensitivities”, declared Stéphane Séjourné, while addressing the question of a merger or a confederative structure during a seminar on Saturday in Metz. Renaissance “will aim to present a candidate for the presidential election. This moment will come after the Europeans,” said Stéphane Séjourné.

Author: BF with AFP
Source: BFM TV

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