May 9, Political Day

In Gironde, Thomas Cazenave, responsible for maintaining the LRM’s first constituency, faces the right, the environmentalist … and the dissident

Thomas Cazenave, 44, will be the LRM candidate in the 1stD district of Gironde (Bordeaux-Nord, Caudéran, Bruges, Le Bouscat). The unfortunate candidate for the municipal elections in Bordeaux in 2020, despite joining the outgoing mayor Nicolas Florian (Les Républicains) in the second round, joined the opposition group in the city and metropolitan council.

The one in charge of the public service component of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign is in a position to take the lead after Dominique David (LRM). “We both want to give a majority to Emmanuel Macron, and I think we need a voice to support our territories.”, says Thomas Cazenave. But he is also here to block the left. This is essential for Mr Cazenave “Don’t leave the constituency to Francis Feytout”environmentalist and delegated general deputy.

He is also opposed by Juppe Pierre de Gaétan Njikam, who is supported by Bouscat Mayor Patrick Bobet (LR). He is convinced: I intend to embody the autonomy of the Republicans in this new configuration of our political family, which faces the LRM candidate and the left invested after so many negotiations. »

This general counselor believes that “walker” Thomas Cazenave “It takes a lot of risks because the game is much more open than in 2017. (…) It is necessary to assume a balance sheet that is currently illegible as far as the project is concerned. »

The LRM will also have to count on the dissident candidacy of Xavier Loustaunau, who recently joined the party of Edouard Philipp Horizons, a member of the presidential majority.

Xavier Loustaunau, a former cabinet member of Alain Juppe, takes over the center-right candidacy, supported by “Former elected officials, associations, traders and many locals.” He condemns “skydiving” Thomas Cazenave, to whom he lends national ambitions.

However, for Aziz Skalli, LRM clerk in Gironde, Thomas Cazenave “marked his anchor” in the capital Gironde. It is in his eyes “a man in the files who knows the functioning of the state and who has national responsibility”.

Claire Mayer (Bordeaux, correspondent)

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