France-Darmanin displays his ambitions in his stronghold of Tourcoing

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, gathered his supporters on Sunday in Tourcoing (North), where the ambitious 40-year-old elected official from the Republican right reaffirmed his wish to weigh in political life in the years to come.

“We need a very strong, very firm state and social listening, that’s what we are trying to do”, declared to the press the minister to whom many attribute ambitions for the presidential election of 2027.

While saying he was “loyal from day one” to President Emmanuel Macron, whom he thanked for his trust and whose record he praised, Gérald Darmanin presented his approach as a desire to block the extreme RIGHT.

“I don’t want the working classes to go towards a hateful rally,” warned the man who considers possible a victory for the National Rally in the race for the Elysee Palace in four years.

“We cannot let Madame Le Pen go irremediably to power,” he insisted.

Before detailing his project in a speech at 6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. GMT), Gérald Darmanin welcomed Elisabeth Borne to the city of which he was elected mayor for the first time in 2014.

The Prime Minister, whose presence was initially not announced, was finally to make the trip, as well as a dozen ministers, including that of Labor from the left Olivier Dussopt, and several Republican deputies.

“It is an honor for Tourcoing” to receive Elisabeth Borne, declared Gérald Darmanin, who had not hidden his hope of being appointed to his post by Emmanuel Macron before the Head of State decided this summer to drive her back to Matignon.

On France Bleu on Wednesday, Elisabeth Borne said her “confidence” in her Minister of the Interior, who is still very active in the field, especially during the urban violence at the start of the summer and this week in Nîmes, the scene of settling of scores. bloody on the background of drug trafficking.

In an interview published this week in Le Point, the head of state says he is relying on him to find an agreement on the immigration bill, on which Les Républicains intend to weigh. “If for that, it is necessary to enrich the text of the government, it will have to build this path with our confidence”, said the president about the tenant of the place Beauvau.

Coming from a modest family whose maternal branch has roots in Algeria, Gérald Darmanin was a member of the Rally for the Republic, the Union for a popular movement and then the Republicans, before joining the camp of Emmanuel Macron.

Loyal to the Head of State re-elected in 2022, Gérald Darmanin recently received the support of former President Nicolas Sarkozy (2007-2012), to whom observers often compare him.

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