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Municipal 2026: "I will be a candidate" in Paris, confirms Thierry Mariani (RN)

He came out of the woods discreetly.

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Municipal 2026: "I will be a candidate" in Paris, confirms Thierry Mariani (RN)

He came out of the woods discreetly. Tipped to run for the Hôtel de Ville in the capital, as revealed by Le Point, Thierry Mariani chose the weekend of Pentecost to confirm that he would embark on the race for the municipal elections of 2026 in Paris. "I will be a candidate and will seek the nomination of the National Rally, because the RN must be present in a big city like Paris", declared Friday evening, on France Info, the one who has just taken the head of the Parisian federation of the party at the flame.

A major challenge that the outgoing MEP chose to take on, since in the municipal elections of 2019, the RN and its candidate at the time had only won 1.4% of the vote. Symbolizing the difficulties of the Lepenist party in the big cities, where only Louis Aliot made an exception with his victory in Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales). “If we look at the RN victory pattern in the cities, we win in two out of three cities, but the one where we lose is generally the most populated, comments Thierry Mariani at Figaro. Hence the interest of establishing candidates early, so that they are part of the landscape, even if we are aware that the chances of victory are very limited.

If the RN confirms his investiture, Thierry Mariani will then succeed the liberal magistrate, Serge Federbusch, supported by the RN in 2019, and, before him, Wallerand de Saint-Just, historic treasurer of the FN, who had rubbed shoulders with 6% of the vote in 2014. Although he is rather known for his establishment in the South-East, Thierry Mariani assures that he arrives in Paris at a time when "the scheme is ideal", and wants to believe that the RN could obtain 10% of the voice. "The left will probably present a united list, and it is very likely that the Republicans and the majority will present a common list", assures the former Sarkozyist minister, galvanized by the prospect of a new electoral campaign.

In his entourage, however, this growing enthusiasm is tempered. “He knows very well that he will be mayor of Paris the day the hens have teeth”, assures a relative. While waiting for 2026, Thierry Mariani is refamiliarizing himself with the capital, he who has spent more time abroad in recent years. A first public meeting will also be organized with its supporters, this Friday, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the federation where the RN has the most registrants.

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