France, La Baule, 04 September 2016 Arrival of Nicolas Sarkozy, candidate at the presidential primaries organized by Les Républicains, with Luc Chatel, Bruno Retailleau and Eric Ciotti.

France, La Baule, 04 September 2016
Arrival of Nicolas Sarkozy, candidate at the presidential primaries organized by Les Républicains, with Luc Chatel, Bruno Retailleau and Eric Ciotti.

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La Baule: On Stage

Les Républicains Summer Forum marked the unofficial start of the primary organized by Les Républicains.

Buy Pictures La Baule, France, 3 September 2016

Among the thirteen declared candidates, nine were present to make a speech in front of their partisans. It was a really difficult balancing act, as they have to show to the audience a united face, while making sure to distinguish themselves to win, in November, the investiture of the party for the presidential election of May 2017.

Even though the speeches planning allowed the candidates not to run into each other in the campus alley, it was possible for the observers to evaluate the chance of everyone in the light of their supports present on the stage, and by the volume of the applause meter.