the essential Originally from Albi, at 48 years old, the boss of the rugby department of the Bein Sports channel, Rodolphe Pirès, wishes be a candidate for nomination to the Republicans for the legislative elections of 2022 in the first constituency of Tarn. Explanations.
Originally from Tarn and 48 years old, Rodolphe Pirès was seen successively last weekend in the stands of the Pierre-Fabre stadium in Castres for the match between the CO at the BO, then in those of the Mazicou stadium, for the Albi Rugby League match against the TOXIII reserve. You should know that the first constituency of Tarn stretches between Castres and Albi … And as Rodolphe Pirès was not working last weekend, it did not take more to untie the languages, including that of Muriel Roques- Etienne, current LREM member of the first constituency of Tarn, who, during the post-match meal of the Albigensian Treizan club drew: “I have no doubt that Rodolphe (Pirès) is there to talk to us about rugby …”
Another contender for the nomination?
If by chance the latter were to appear, he would wear the label of the Republicans, but the game is not yet won for him because the nomination could also be sought by an elected Albigensian. The name of General Roland Gilles, aged 67 years and deputy mayor of Albi, is also put forward in small committees to wear the colors of LR. Both will have to start by convincing the essential man for Les Républicains in the Tarn department, namely Bernard Carayon.
After the recent exchanges of courtesies between Muriel Roques-Etienne and Philippe Folliot within the centrist Alliance, the arrival of Rodolphe Pirès on the ground of Tarn politics could, in turn, reshuffle the cards. He insisted that Senator Philippe Folliot was preparing a candidate for the legislative elections, who will not be Daniel Vidal, the mayor and departmental councilor of Murat-sur-Vèbre, since he denied any inclination to embark on the race for the deputation. As for Philippe Folliot, he declines the invitation to speak on the legislative elections, because it is too premature according to him.
Tarnese discretion and patience
All this agitation on the right of the Tarn political spectrum leaves, for the moment, unmoved the mayor of Albi, Stéphanie Guiraud-Chaumeil, who lets know to whoever asks her on the subject that she will support in her time the candidacy that will best defend Albigensian interests in Paris. Rodolphe Pirès could see it as a good sign, he who was born in Albi and who has entered Paris since his arrival at the Canal + group in 1998, before he moved to Bein Sports in 2012. However, the boy seems far too clever to see a message there already, especially since he too seems to be marked with two very Tarn character traits, discretion and patience. Which, in politics, are not necessarily flaws.