Jean Lassalle having given up running for health reasons, it is therefore his brother, Julien, who intends to defend the rural world in the Assembly. Monday, May 9 in Saint-Palais (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), the former shepherd has indeed announced that he would be a candidate for the next legislative elections.
A handover. Julien Lassalle unveiled his decision to run for the next legislative elections in place of his brother, Jean Lassalle. The retired shepherd has indeed formalized his candidacy in the 4th constituency of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in front of the press in Saint-Palais on Monday, May 9, 2022. A speech during which he declared to engage with the same political line as his eldest, deputy since 2002. According to his remarks relayed by Pointhe indeed promised to mobilize for the “opening up” In a rural area, “whether road, rail, IT or medical”. At the ballot box, there will therefore be two Julien Lassalle candidates in these legislative elections. Indeed, a namesake of the brother of Jean Lassalle was invested by the union list of the left in the 3rd district of Tarn.
Contacted by West FranceJulien Lassale assured to take over from his brother “with great humility“but also “without worry”. “I absolutely need to be Julien, I’m not going to be him and he won’t be me, but if I have advice to ask, I know where to go”he explained. And to specify to the media: “Jean is my brother and my friend. I’m not going to deprive myself of his position and his gaze.” The opportunity also for those who will leave under the banner of the movement Let’s resist! to give news concerning the state of health of Jean Lassalle, recently operated on for the heart. “Everything went well, he is recovering”, he said to France Blue adding that it is the vaccine against Covid 19 that has “broken the magnetic circuit of his heart”.
Julien Lassalle: not quite a beginner
Julien Lassalle’s candidacy is not his first experience in politics. During the regional elections of June 2021, he was in effect head of the list, for the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, of the Rurality Movement. A group which had been composed to delight the Hôtel du Département from Alain Rousset and had achieved 7.29% in the first round. “I really liked this experience. We had put together a great team, very complementary. Well, If we had been elected, I think I would have liked more !”had thus declared the brother of Jean Lassalle to South WestMay 3, 2022.
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