PARIS (Reuters) - French right-wing opposition leader Laurent Wauquiez came under fire on Wednesday for taped comments in which he sniped at politicians in his own camp and government, often using rough language, prompting a senior party member to quit.
France's new opposition leader Laurent Wauquiez scrambled Tuesday to hold his Republicans party together, two days after it picked the controversial rightwinger to take on centrist President Emmanuel Macron. Wauquiez was elected head...Show More Summary
Sipa via AP Images Newly elected president of France's Parti Républicain, Laurent Wauquiez O n December 10, the card-carrying members of France’s Parti Républicain elected Laurent Wauquiez as their new leader. But the party he hopesShow More Summary
Splashed across the French front pages today are the Corsican nationalists' victory in local elections and the election of Laurent Wauquiez as head of conservative party Les Républicains.
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Laurent Wauquiez poised to take control of Les Républicains with anti-immigration agenda reminiscent of Front National France’s bitterly divided conservative opposition party is expected to elect a new hardline leader on Sunday marking a move away from centre ground toward the territory of the far right. Show More Summary
Laurent Wauquiez, a 42-year-old devout Catholic and unabashed right-winger, is tipped to emerge as the leader of France's main parliamentary opposition party seeking to stem President Emmanuel Macron's momentum. The Republicans party,...Show More Summary
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PARIS (Reuters) - Laurent Wauquiez, a leading right-winger in France's divided The Republicans (LR), said on Sunday it was time the conservative party recovered from electoral defeats and unite to make their voice heard against centrist President Emmanuel Macron.