A month later, Valérie Pécresse breaks the silence. Credited with only 4.78% of the vote on April 10 on the evening of the first round of the presidential election, Valérie Pécresse returned to the Parisian on the debacle of her party Les Républicains. “This defeat was very painful because it was very violent,” admits the one who appealed for donations to reimburse her campaign expenses.
“I bear my full share of responsibility, but I did not experience it alone and I would like to thank the tens of thousands of French people who have sent me their friendship and their support”, insists Valérie Pécresse, who, despite his three weeks of vacation after his marathon of meetings, took full part in the project of his people for the legislative elections. “It was above all necessary to find an agreement between the right and the center because I want them independent”, explains the former minister, who also reminds the French that “the legislative elections are not Macron or Mélenchon”.
The president of Île-de-France also returned to her return to the head of her region and her many projects, starting with aid for Ukraine. “In addition to the 500,000 euros released in March, we will vote for emergency aid of an additional 1.3 million euros. There will be 600 housing units to accommodate families and a fund of 250,000 euros for municipalities that help refugees”, deciphers Valérie Pécresse, who also specifies that the great orchestra of kyiv will be invited for a charity concert in Paris on 24 June.
With Ile-de-France residents, Valérie Péresse assures that purchasing power will be one of her main concerns. “Thursday we will vote for an anti-inflation social shield. We will first double food aid for all humanitarian associations”, explains Valérie Pécresse, assuring that “4 million euros will be returned to families in purchasing power”.
In terms of transport, the president of the Ile-de-France region ensures that the RER B represents her “absolute priority of the year”. While the problems are still linked for the users of the line which brings together nearly a million passengers, she underlined that “there has been a great progress thanks to the new contracts signed with the RATP and the SNCF. We reimburse travelers on each leg that do not meet punctuality objectives.