Ladislas Vergne invested by Les Républicains in the constituency of Chartres

This time it’s final. Promised for several months to Ladislas Vergne, the investiture of the Republicans for the legislative elections, in the first constituency of Eure-et-Loir, has indeed been attributed to the young municipal councilor of Chartres.

A final national investiture commission was held this week. The opportunity for the party to validate the final candidacies.

This investiture comes to close a local political soap opera. Against the background of differences within the Eurelian right, two candidates claimed this LR investiture. On the one hand, Ladislas Vergne, supported by Olivier Marleix, president of the federation Les Républicains d’Eure-et-Loir and national vice-president of the party.

“A non-event”

On the other, Karine Dorange (LR), deputy mayor of Chartres, vice-president of Chartres Métropole and departmental councilor of Chartres 1. The elected official, supported by the mayor of Chartres Jean-Pierre Gorges, had officially announced her candidacy on February 23, with alternate Thomas Laforge (LR), the mayor of Maintenon.

A struggle for influence has been played out in the party apparatus in recent weeks to obtain this LR investiture. The outcome of this battle therefore resulted in the investiture of Ladislas Vergne, as desired and announced by the Eurelian federation of the party, from November 2021.

“I was called on Tuesday by Christian Jacob, president of the party, who confirmed the nomination and wished me good luck, indicates Ladislas Vergne. This makes me happy, but it is a non-event, because it is a confirmation. I will wear the colors of the right and the center for these legislative elections. I have been in the fight for a long time. »

As a reminder, during the first round of the presidential election, on April 10, Valérie Pécresse, LR candidate, posted a score of 6% in the first constituency (4.7% nationally and 5.9% overall of Eure-et-Loir).

Simon Dechet