The meeting began at the Elysee between Jean Castix and the presidential candidates
Prime Minister Jan Casteks speaks to the main presidential candidates from 3pm in Matignon during a meeting to follow up on the conflict in Ukraine. “And the decisions taken by France and the European Union to respond to them”.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, Minister Plenipotentiary for Public Accounts Olivier Dusupt and Government Spokesperson Gabriel Atal, as well as Chief of Defense Staff General Thierry Burkhard.
Matignon said that only advertised candidates who had collected at least three hundred sponsorships were invited. Among them, Marine Le Pen, Valérie Pécresse, Eric Zymour, Yannick Gadot, Fabien Roussel, Nicolas Dupont Aignan, Anne Hidalgo went to Matignon.
Jean LaSalle, who first confirmed his attendance, posted a message on Twitter at 2:58 p.m. explaining that he had finally He decided to decline the invitation of the Prime Minister.. Lotte Auvriere’s candidate, Nathalie Arthoud, also declined to accept the invitation.
Jean-Luc Melenchon, traveling to Reunion, intending to be represented by LFI Deputy Bastien Lachaud. This proposal was rejected by Matignon, who specified that the invitation concerned only candidates.
Christian Tobira, who was not invited because she received only 128 sponsorships during the last count of the Constitutional Council, denounced “this rule”.
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