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Regional: Claire Desmares-Poirrier and the day after – Rennes

You have to go up to the second floor of a building in the center of Rennes. It is in this apartment, formerly occupied by Numéricable, that the campaign team for the “Bretagne d’avenir” list has connected its HQ for these regional 2021. “Even if the fiber stops at the door to side! “, Still has the heart to joke the head of the environmentalist list, Claire Desmares-Poirrier.

Despite a sleepless night and the failure of an alliance with the list of Loïg Chesnais-Girard, Claire Desmares-Poirrier and her campaign team remained “enthusiastic” when it came time to prepare for the second round, in their campaign HQ. Rennes, this Monday, June 21, 2021 (Le Télégramme / Sophie Prévost)

The storm is brewing

It is 1:30 p.m. this Monday the day after the first round. Time to make an official statement, after a crazy night of dealings and emotional yo-yos. Solemn at her desk, the farmer-business manager reconsiders the declaration she made an hour earlier to the Telegram. No, there will be no alliance with the list “Brittany with Loïg”, despite “the outstretched hand and the proposals made to be constructive, on our side,” she said. Yes, the “Bretagne d’avenir” list (EELV-UDB-Génération.s-Nouvelle Donne), credited with 14.84% of the votes this Sunday, will therefore start alone for the second round, on June 27.

Outside, the storm rumbles and the rain begins to fall, but the ecologist and regionalist team pretends to have recovered from the cold shower. “We had a real opportunity to build a good majority around the values ​​of the left and ecology in Brittany, details the thirty-something Bretillian. We can only deplore the lack of desire for unity. Which will make us the only list to embody political renewal, next Sunday ”.

A little slack, and it starts again

So much for the “on” version. In “off”, Claire Desmares-Poirrier does not hide the slack. Especially after putting on so much of his own, she said. “We left at 1 am, direction Liffré, Sunday, to discuss with Loïg Chesnais-Girard. It went on all night. We did it sincerely, trying to be creative, to adapt to points of disagreement, such as residency status. There was another telephone exchange this morning. And then, nothing … It is in view of the silence and the passing of time that I understood that we had to go to plan B. “

Plan B will start by getting some sleep. It is only 3 p.m. and Anna and Marie-Pierre, two environmental activists, take a nosedive in the kitchen. The head of the list will requisition the room in the country apartment a little later. “She has already helped me out well, so as not to return to my land in Sixt-sur-Aff, every time”.

“We have a young and motivated team. We will put our heart and our soul to win over young people and abstainers ”.

Future president?

While the leaflets are heating up in the press, Claire Desmares-Poirrier discovers an SMS (the first) from Loïg Chesnais-Girard. 2:08 p.m .: “I take note of our inability to reach an agreement,” the outgoing president of the regional council wrote to him.

Disillusioned pout of the young woman: “I think he was afraid that I did not hold my collective of eight political movements. Never mind ! I am proud to have kept my base. “TV debates, meeting in Brest, towing, the” big plunge “of the in-between-towers promises to be dizzying. “We have a young and motivated team. We will put our heart and our soul to win over young people and abstainers. “Good looks regained, Claire Desmares-Poirrier believes in it:” What we experience is historic, she insists. It is not excluded that the future president of the Brittany Region, it is me! “

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