She finally decided. While Geoffroy Didier, communication director of Valérie Pécresse, indicated Thursday that the LR presidential candidate wanted to find “the right balance between democratic requirements and health constraints”, she will finally apply the gauges for her meetings, indicated Friday the deputy Les Républicains Éric Ciotti, specifying that the vaccination pass will also be requested.
Asked by TF1 on the application of the gauges and the control of the vaccination pass in the future public meetings of Valérie Pécresse, he replied: “Yes to these two questions, very clearly”.
“It’s a point of equity. It is out of the question that we impose a gauge on shows and that political meetings do not respect this framework, ”also insisted the finalist of the LR congress for the presidential nomination. “Valérie Pécresse will be President of the Republic in a few months. It is therefore now animated by this spirit of responsibility to better protect our fellow citizens ”, Eric Ciotti added.
The Constitution does not allow the setting of gauges at political meetings
By announcing on Monday limitations for gatherings – 2,000 people maximum indoors and 5,000 outdoors – Prime Minister Jean Castex recalled that the French Constitution did not allow to set gauges, nor to impose health or vaccination pass, at meetings politics and places of worship.
While the presidential party LREM hastened to announce that it was going to apply the gauges in its future meetings, other parties, like La France insoumise by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, from the National Rally of Marine Le Pen or the Reconquest movement! Eric Zemmour, have indicated that they do not intend to limit the number of participants to their public meetings.
Fabien Roussel will distribute FFP2 masks
“We are doing what the Constitution allows us to apply, that is to say that we ensure that there are political meetings to inform the French,” Sébastien Chenu repeated Friday, spokesperson and deputy. of the National Gathering which will address the subject during its Executive Board on Monday.
Communist candidate Fabien Roussel for his part announced on Friday that he will distribute FFP2 masks, considered more protective than surgical masks, during his meetings, also specifying that the health pass will continue to be requested.
These measures must create “all the conditions so that those who wish to come to one of our gatherings can do so with the guarantee that there will be no clusters”, he insisted on TF1, adding that a distance “between everyone in the room” would be imposed.
As for the socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo, she will apply “all the rules that apply to the Republic” for her public meetings, repeated her spokesperson Mathieu Klein.
“Wearing a mask was compulsory and the health pass requested” for previous meetings, recalled the mayor of Nancy.
“Be careful that the democratic debate is not confiscated by this peripheral debate”, he nevertheless urged, wishing instead to debate “substantive subjects to resolve the health crisis”.