Death of Gérard Leclerc: The political class pays tribute to the journalist

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disappearance The journalist was piloting a passenger plane which crashed on Tuesday

Death of Gérard Leclerc : The political class pays tribute to the journalist< /p> Gerard Leclerc in 2008. — FRANCOIS GUILLOT

Several political leaders, party leaders or elected officials paid tribute on Tuesday to journalist Gérard Leclerc, who died in the accident of a small tourist plane in Loire-Atlantique. “Extremely emotional to learn of the disappearance of Gérard Leclerc in a plane crash. He was a huge journalist who spent much of his career at France Televisions,” on the X network (ex-Twitter) the president of the Les Républicains party, Eric Ciotti.

Within the majority presidential election, the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi said to himself “deeply saddened; by the disappearance of Gérard Leclerc, journalist and political columnist of talent”. “His insightful analyses, his passion for information and his acumen for debate will be missed,” he added, while president of the southern region Renaud Muselier paid homage to; an “appreciated journalist” and respected for his professionalism.

Tributes from all parties

“We are losing one of the most professional journalists of his generation,” the deputy Yvelines macronist Karl Olive, also on the X network. France Télévisions, then president of the parliamentary channel LCP, Gérard Leclerc had more recently joined CNews, one of the channels of the Bolloré group.

“Moved to learn of the disappearance of Gérard Leclerc, face of@CNEWS. I’ll remember him as a benevolent man and a passionate journalist,”said the president of the National Rally (RN) Jordan Bardella.

An esteemed journalist for his professional qualities

“He loved debate, hated bigotry and was one of those who had had the courage to be part of CNews’ ;s the start” the president of Reconquête Eric Zemmour on the same social network. A few voices were also heard at; left to pay tribute to the journalist, àgrave; the image of the deputy socialist of Mayenne Guillaume Garot.

““The tragic disappearance of Gérard Leclerc is a great sadness. He was a rigorous and respected journalist, and had directed several years La Chaîne Parlementaire@LCP”, he wrote, also on X.