World News: Parisian Politician Benjamin Griveaux and The Broken Hubris

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The sexual revelations that prompted Benjamin Griveaux to withdraw his candidacy for municipal elections in Paris next March also offers the President of the Republic the opportunity to dismiss a man convinced of his destiny at no cost. Explanations.

Perhaps he already saw himself mayor of Paris? He the ambitious, the often-sententious spiritual son, irritating of perfection, with the word often right and always the manner of timely in front of the journalists most experienced in the political thing. However ! Benjamin Griveaux will not be mayor of Paris.


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And it’s likely that it’s nothing for a while. The macronie prodigy, who aimed at City Hall while waiting for more, simply exploded in flight, disintegrated by revelations as filthy as vulgar. There is no point in going over the gruesome details of a case that has embarrassed a very discreet political staff since the dissemination of the guilty videos.

A real Greek tragedy! Of those where a man's fate breaks under the wrath of the gods, annoyed by an excessive hubris!


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However, the main thing is not there because this scandal, which will eventually die out like all scandals, also has significant political consequences. Hitherto faithful among the faithful, Benjamin Griveaux, could boast of the confidence of Emmanuel Macron.

Herald and Essential

Patient and devoted, ready to defend at all costs the policy launched by the President of the Republic, the man had become the spokesperson for the Government, the herald of the presidential word. However, this loyalty that the first person in the state appreciated, and certainly still appreciates, had, like everything, limits. And Benjamin Griveaux's candidacy for the Paris City Hall marked the first. Why ?

The political ambition and the lure for power nourished by Benjamin Griveaux could not contain it in a role of second, or worse, to show off. Admittedly the ex-candidate for the Town hall of Paris would never have presented himself direct rival of the president in 2022 but he would have, certainly, Emmanuel Macron reelected or not, and in all independence, traced his route, laid down his milestones for term aim for something other than the role of the first Parisian city councilor to thus become essential or even uncontrollable in a protean party which is generally ill-structured.


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Concretely, if the loss of Benjamin Griveaux in the dark waters of a gravel scandal is a blow to the Republic on the March and to the President who actively supported this candidacy, it is also for the latter and his close guard the means of ousting a potential troublemaker. Because in politics, there is no worse enemy than one's close friends, of those who one day call for the gratitude of the one they have patiently and silently served.

Universe and Bad Pass

To say that the political disintegration of Benjamin Griveaux is welcome for the Republic and Emmanuel Macron would be false. It was neither expected nor hoped, but it singularly rebounds the Macronian universe by freeing it from an ambitious declared. Again, Benjamin Griveaux would never have run for president in 2022.


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But elected to the Town Hall of Paris, he would certainly have turned his eyes to the Elysée from 2027. However, the election of Benjamin Griveaux at the Paris City Hall in March next, which was not obvious according to the polls placing it in third position, would have probably given a breath of fresh air to a power in the eye of the cyclone, the scandal in progress only confirming this bad patch.

This election would have allowed, even symbolically and indirectly, to legitimize the policy led by the President of the Republic. From then on, the macronie will have to compose without Benjamin Griveaux. And the French political class to see disappear a pretender to the supreme function ... That reminds someone? But who… !

 

 

Bio: Olivier Longhi has extensive experience in European history. A seasoned journalist with fifteen years of experience, he is currently professor of history and geography in the Toulouse region of France. He has held a variety of publishing positions, including Head of Agency and Chief of Publishing. A journalist, recognized blogger, editor and editorial project manager, he has trained and managed editorial teams, worked as a journalist for various local radio stations, a press and publishing consultant, and a communications consultant.

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