01 March, 2014

Jean-Luc Rotureau lingers doubts about his decision for the second round

Jean-Luc Rotureau, s'il n'a pas ménagé ses critiques au sujet du programme de Christophe Béchu, a considéré qu'il n'était pas en phase avec "l'équipe de Frédéric Béatse" au sein de laquelle, selon lui, il serait beaucoup question de "répartition de postes". M. Rotureau entretient le flou sur ses intentions à propos du second tour, précisant simplement qu'il voulait "vivre la campagne jusqu'au bout".

Candidate to the next municipal elections, Jean-Luc Rotureau was in his turn the guest of the daily Ouest-France which asked him what he would do if he would be in third rank after the first round of March 23rd. Mr. Rotureau was rather evasive, saying "We will see how the campaign is going on". The candidate, apparently angry after a hostile leaflet with regard to him was distributed, told that he "wanted to live this campaign until the end", keeping so the mystery about what he would do : give up and letting his supporters free to choose between the current Angers mayor and his conservative challenger, give up and calling them to support Frédéric Béatse or going on for the second round.

Credit pictures : Jean-Luc Rotureau's blog
Jean-Luc Rotureau pointed out his differences with the two leaders of the campaign, Frédéric Béatse and Christophe Béchu. Rather than Mr. Béatse, the candidate talked about "the team of Mr. Béatse". He reminded that the current mayor had offered him an office at the head of Angers Loire Métropole, the authority gathering Angers and the surroundings towns and villages. "I am not in a sharing mood. And that is one of my differences with Frédéric Béatse's team". Regarding Christophe Béchu, Jean-Luc Rotureau considered his project was artificial : "There are a lot seducing issues in his platform. We are in a shop. It's like to be in front of a store. The window is beautiful, but once your are in the store, you realize there is nothing to buy".

The left candidate also shot sharp arrows to the previous mayor Jean-Claude Antonini who aimed at a "window-dressing" with the appointments of Michèle Moreau, then Bernadette Caillard-Humeau as his first deputy-mayor. "They were not real deputy-mayors", said Mr. Rotureau giving to understand that Mr. Antonini hold the power. He also explained that the appointment of Michèle Ramognino, current first deputy-mayor, was only due to the fact she is a woman.

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