DISAPPEARANCE – Not a single voice was lacking from one end of the political spectrum to the other. The announcement of the death of former minister Marielle de Sarnez at the age of 69 as a result of leukemia strongly moved the French political class who paid her unanimous homage this Wednesday, January 13 in the evening.
The disappearance of the one who was the essential right arm of François Bayrou and a tireless promoter of centrism emancipated from the left-right cleavage obviously aroused very strong emotion among the elected members of the Modem and the center.
François Bayrou, who was responsible for announcing her death, expressed his “immense sorrow” as did former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, who greeted her as a “sister in giscardism”.
Speaking on behalf of the government and the majority party LREM, an ally of the Democratic Movement, Prime Minister Jean Castex applauded his struggles in favor of Europe, while the general delegate of the Marchers and deputy for Paris Stanislas Guérini, city of birth and election of Marielle de Sarnez, for her part greeted her “tireless militant passion”.
But these emotional tributes were also shared by the historical opponents of the short-lived former Minister of European Affairs.
With chosen words, Jean-Luc Mélenchon expressed his “great sadness” at the departure of a personality who, according to him, exercised “a useful discreet influence”. The president of the RN, Marine Le Pen, for her part greeted a “invested committee president” and “attentive to all deputies”.
In the National Assembly precisely, where Marielle de Sarnez chaired the prestigious Foreign Affairs Committee, the announcement of her disappearance was greeted with palpable emotion on the part of the President of the session Les Républicains, Marc Le Fur, who made respect a minute of silence in his memory.
“The National Assembly loses one of its eminent members, parliamentary diplomacy a great representative”, reacted its president, Richard Ferrand, expressing his “immense sadness”.
Faithful to Marielle de Sarnez’s unwavering European commitment, several MEPs also sent her a thought. Yannick Jadot, MEP EELV greeted “a convinced European, a tenacious member, a colleague always committed”.
“A great European is leaving us this evening,” declared LREM MEPs leader Stéphane Séjourné for his part. “Tireless activist, convinced democrat and passionate European, Marielle de Sarnez will be missed.”
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