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The Les Républicains candidate for the presidential election tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday and will therefore continue his campaign “from a distance” in the coming days.

Bad news is piling up for Valérie Pécresse. The candidate of the Les Républicains party in the presidential election announced on her Twitter account on Thursday March 24 that she had contracted Covid-19 and that she would continue her campaign “from a distance”.

“Tested positive for Covid, I am continuing the campaign remotely and in compliance with health rules. All our meetings are maintained thanks to the mobilization of the team”, she said.


Valérie Pécresse, who tested positive on Thursday afternoon, was to go to Bordeaux on Friday but “the meeting will be hosted by someone else”, it was said in her entourage, without giving more details. His Saturday trip to the Bouches-du-Rhône “is canceled”, we added.

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The candidate LR had presented Thursday morning a draft reform of the Constitution to “restore order”. She had participated Wednesday evening in a television program with Marion Maréchal, Fabien Roussel and Adrien Quatennens.

In difficulty in the polls – these give him between 10% and 12% of voting intentions – and dropped by several right-wing figures (Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Éric Woerth, Renaud Muselier in particular) who gave their support to Emmanuel Macron, Valérie Pécresse lives a difficult presidential campaign. The time of victory in the LR primary in December and the dynamics that it had generated now seems a long way off.

With AFP

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