“In the face of ultra-violence, at the risk of populism, France must also take precautions, we must strengthen the legitimacy of our democratic institutions”, declared Valérie Pécresse, the president of the Ile-de-France region, Thursday January 7 on franceinfo, after the irruption of supporters of Donald Trump in the seat of the American Congress on Wednesday. According to her, France is not immune to such a drift.
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“No democracy is totally immune, nor any institution is totally immune. Obviously, France must also protect itself”, she estimated. “The subject is really the legitimacy of our institutions. This legitimacy goes through the result, it goes through the proper exercise of power. It is really a question which is crucial today”, she said.
There are a certain number of attacks, attacks that are brought to our institutions, that they actually come from extremes, that they also come from movements which want to destabilize us, like the terrorist Islamists.Valerie Pécresse
The region president criticized the support of the president of the National Assembly for Donald Trump: “Today there are people who consider Donald Trump inspiring. Marine Le Pen did not hide the fact that Donald Trump was his model. For me, he was never a model. It never was. was a source of inspiration. And I think those, for whom he is in France, should think twice “, she added.