Will Catherine Vautrin succeed Jean Castex and become Prime Minister?

This is one of the most serious hypotheses that agitate the political world on Saturday May 14, 2022: the president of the urban community of Reims, in the Marne, could be the next tenant of Matignon.

The president of the urban community of Reims (Marne), former minister of Jacques Chirac, would be approached to lead the next government of Emmanuel Macron. She was in Paris this Saturday, May 14, recalling our colleagues from The Union.

Will Catherine Vautrin put down her suitcases at Matignon in a few days? Totally wacky a few weeks ago, the hypothesis is now not that much, to the point that social networks (Twitter in particular) and some media have been echoing it in a strong way since this Friday evening, May 13.

Several Parisian journalists claim that the president of the urban community of Reims would now be at the head of the ”
short list
of Emmanuel Macron for the post of Prime Minister. Audrey Azoulay, Director General of Unesco, is also quoted insistently.

Unmistakable signs?

A sign that does not deceive, Catherine Vautrin is in Paris this Saturday. She, who never misses the meal for seniors in Reims, skipped this important meeting, which is held at the Parc des expositions, where many local elected officials were there, including Arnaud Robinet and several legislative candidates.

The current head of government, Jean Castex, having to resign this Monday, May 16, the suspense will end at the start of the week. The elected representative from Reims, a former LR deputy, had joined Macron’s campaign at the start of the year, imitating the sidestep of Arnaud Robinet, mayor of Reims. She was, in the more distant past, Minister of Jacques Chirac, delegate for Social Cohesion and Parity.

Failure in the last legislative, Demonstration for all…

Locally, Catherine Vautrin had lost her stronghold as a deputy in 2017, beaten by Aina Kuric (then under the LREM banner) in the 2nd district of the Marne. According to several sources, the boss of Grand Reims would have used her influence, a few days ago, to strengthen the nomination of Laure Miller (ex-LR) in this same constituency. To the detriment of Aina Kuric, therefore, forced to apply as a dissident.

On the side of the person concerned, radio silence. Comments, on the other hand, are going well. Images and tweets evoking his participation in the Manif pour tous, a few years ago, resurface, fueling a heavy fire on the left.

Video: in 2020, Catherine Vautrin was re-elected president of Grand Reims


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