In Oise, Mancel expands its majority to the FN. The former No. 2 of the RPR is desperate to keep the presidency of the General Council.

Radiant Guy Desessart enters the bar of the Oise General Council: “It is I who write it and sign … that,” he laughs, pointing to the television rebroadcasting the debates in the room. It shows Jean-François Mancel, RPR boss of the department since 1985, exposing the wishes of the majority in 1998. There is the talk of a “charge exorbitant: the care of hospital expenses incurred by foreign situation irregular ” an intolerable situation (…) incentive actually to illegal immigration “, the” concern “born of” mass regularization of foreigners in an irregular situation “or the” insécuritaire drift “of the department. General Counsel of Reasons-sur-Matz, Guy Desessart was the deputy of the aircraft manufacturer Marcel Dassault, RPR member of the Oise, before joining the CNI. Last July, he joined the FN, “I am not a Judas, all goes well. If it does not bother me, I certainly do not want to bother the president. “Everything is so” good “that Guy Desessart continues to vote with the majority, is always invited to meetings of the majority group and should not oppose the RPR-UDF opponent cantonal next: Mancel president has no intention of “bother”.

“It’s mathematical.” Defeated in the legislative elections in the second district of the Oise at a tight triangular, Jean-François Mancel is convinced he must defeat 18.24% of votes for the FN second round. “No need to have done Polytechnique” Patrice Fontaine storm, departmental secretary of the RPR and Regional Vice Chairman. “It’s math, the FN is the objective ally of the Left!” Forced to abandon his post of general secretary of the RPR and released by the Lille Street since the defeat of the right to legislative, Mancel is facing a report by the regional audit that uncovered nearly 1.7 million undue expenditure. Summoned by the justice department to reimburse the 600,000 francs spending to “personal and family” and accused of “breach of trust” on the complaint of nine elected left (release of 2 December), former Chirac young wolf 80s has the only Oise of the General Council to sharpen the fangs. He does not intend to drop his bones without a fight. “Mancel is desperate, breathless … He is desperate to save his seat,” accuses Becquerel George, president of the PS group in the council. “It is on the ropes and will try everything. He probably already made contact with the FN, “added the MP Patrice Carvalho PCF. And all the left to condemn the role of “bridge” of Desessart. “Desessart is not the front, this is a case … and that’s a nice guy,” replies Patrice Fontaine. “Mancel could have shown courage by dismissing, without endangering its majority, deplores the PS deputy Yves Rome. By keeping his side, it trivializes the FN. “A pervasive FN in Oise, one department with the Maritime Alps where the far right has been maintained in all the constituencies in the second round of legislative elections. Since the early 90s, it became one of the strongholds of the FN are regularly reached almost 25% of the vote.

“The Oise is becoming a suburb of the Paris region and important issues. To us to better stick to the concerns of people, argues Patrice Fontaine. The legislative, voters told us: “Ras the bowl of taxation, flush the bowl of insecurity, flush the bowl of illegal immigration Message received” So good “received” that “Lepenization!. “RPR-UDF minds is progressing left likely to reach the top in Picardy regional March, Philippe Marini, Senator and Mayor of Compiègne RPR loose in Oise Hebdo:” All those who refuse to hand over the keys the region to the PS, the PCF, the Greens and the far left will one way or another get together. “Lucien Degauchy, RPR deputy, and general counsel said that an agreement with the FN,” this is more than politics, but a need for management. “There are two months departmental majority went to practical work with a” petition for the return of security in the Oise “claiming the government”an increased staff and resources allocated to the police, gendarmerie, and justice “.” We already collected over 20 000 signatures that demonstrate that we are listening to our citizens, “says Mancel.

In the session, while debating the budget, the president of the council indulges denounce “the absurdity that one becomes French by chance” and “insecurity rages.” His faithful evoke the “dead Gulag” or “bankruptcy fourteen years of socialist-communism.” And right and the left will stop passing the FN in the face … Quiet Guy Desessart pulls on his cigarette, smiled, and “does not put oil on the fire.” Threatened even in its stronghold of the Canton de Noailles where this Beatrice Marre (PS) who ejected from the National Assembly, the Mancel paces every day since June. While it seems unlikely that the left can win the division it has only 11 outgoing of 41 seats, the former secretary general of the RPR knows that his chair is wobbly. The first cracks arise in a majority that has built in her hand, over the years. “Here we are not RPR or UDF, it supports the president, that’s all!” Says Patrice Fontaine. But less supports less … Succession. Some, like former MP RPR Olivier Dassault, always councilor, conspicuous by their absence. Others quietly preparing over. RPR senator and vice-president of the council, Alain Vasselle displays unfailing solidarity “with the president who did a great job.” Then he points out that the majority is “not concerned” with the business “as only the president and two officials were ordered to pay.” And he questioned blandly: “How many voters will determine the excellent record of Jean-François Mancel and how the judge on behavior related to its function” “Vassell would not make a good president, he lacks height views, “retorted the faithful Patrice Fontaine. The left, she counts the points: “They are all interdependent, slice Patrick Koster, general counsel PS. Mancel distributes stipends for ten years. If he is guilty, they are accomplices, if he falls, they will fall! “Who would win then setting ?.