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UNUSUAL – Douglas, new hero of the LR primary. In a survey published this Wednesday, February 23, Release looked into the oddities discovered in the file of members of the Les Républicains party. And among them, the presence of a dog, registered by his master, an LR member from Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.
Baptized Douglas, this dog was registered “to test, to see if it was feasible”, explains his master anonymously in the columns of the newspaper. Registered with the contact details of its owner, Douglas therefore joined the party for the sum of 30 euros in November 2021, to vote in the primary which saw Valérie Pécresse be invested for the right-wing party in the 2022 presidential election.
“I did with what I had on hand,” directly assumed the owner of Douglas. It was enough for the Internet to imagine the most imaginative and funny diversions.
In the minutes following the publication of the survey by Release, a parody account on the model of support accounts for presidential candidates was created on Twitter and called “Dogs with Pécresse”. A parody account in Douglas’s name has also emerged.
Welcome to my official account. I am Douglas and I am the president of the collective “Les Chiens avec Pécresse”. I am proud to have voted for @vpecresse during the primary of the right and the center.
— Douglas (@DouglasPecresse) February 23, 2022
A way for others to make fun of the winner of the ballot on the right, who without the help of her “30 million friends” could not have entered the race for the Élysée.
Exclusive photo of Douglas, Pecresse’s voter dog during the LR primary. Asked, the animal did not wish to comment… pic.twitter.com/0nbAJXvs5j
—Nils Wilcke (@paul_denton) February 23, 2022
After the revelations of Releasesome Internet users have already imagined the next TV shows on which Douglas will be invited to express himself.
The dog who joined LR will speak tonight at TPMP
— Jean Louis Groseille (@GroseilleJlouis) February 23, 2022
🔴 URGENT: the dog Douglas, revelation of the primary LR, decides to form his own party: “Recroquette”.
— Olivier Varlan (@VarlanOlivier) February 23, 2022
Finally, some Internet users could not help but draw a parallel between Douglas the primary school dog and “Doug”, this golden retriever who is not necessarily the sharpest knife in the drawer, but is on the other hand very affectionate, from the movie Up there.
“I do not understand the controversy, I have been a fervent supporter of Valérie Pécresse for years and I find it normal that my voice…
Squirrel !” pic.twitter.com/Whr78UDgZp
— Ziggy Stardust (@ZiggyJinn) February 23, 2022
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