Éric Ciotti and Bruno Retailleau reach an agreement

Éric Ciotti (left) and Bruno Retailleau during the televised debate, before the first round of the election for the presidency of the Republicans, in Boulogne-Billancourt, on November 21. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP

ANALYSIS – The president of the party and the boss of the LR senators agreed on Tuesday on an adjustment of the new organization chart.

The page of discord is officially turned. After the tensions last week around the organization chart of the RepublicansÉric Ciotti and Bruno Retailleau met on Tuesday morning in the Senate in Gérard Larcher’s office.

Last Wednesday, after discovering the new LR management team, Bruno Retailleau had immediately expressed his disappointment and criticized Éric Ciotti for not having kept his word on respecting the balances recorded during the internal election of the LRs. On December 11, at the end of their second round duel, the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes had qualified with 53.7% of the vote, against 46.3% for his rival. Despite the failure of their senator candidate and the 5,000 electronic ballots separating him from the winner, the retailers had celebrated their score as the emergence of a voice with which the party should now reckon. Behind the scenes, Retailleau had asked Ciotti to design its organization chart taking into account a…

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