The Elysee warned that, as is the custom since Nicolas Sarkozy's election, ministers who are running for legislative elections will be defeated will have to resign. The executive has usually covered its back by presenting 15 candidates to constituencies that, on average, voted for Emmanuel Macron at 30% in the first round. This is almost three times more than the national level (27.55%).
These territories saw the Head of State receive an average of 64.79% votes in the second round against Marine Le Pen compared to 58.55% for France. Some members of the government may have trouble winning the elections. Overview.
The fifth constituency in Ain will be the focus of all eyes. Damien Abad, a candidate for reelection despite being accused of rape by two women, is the target of many eyes. The territory in which Marine Le Pen was five points ahead of Emmanuel Macron in the first round presidential election saw the Minister of Solidarity, Autonomy, People with Disabilities, also present themselves. With 50.79% of votes, the Head of State was only a narrow winner over the Pas-de-Calais MP. Even though Damien Abad is a strong local rooted candidate, he was elected to the Head of State in 2017 with 67% votes. He was then opposed...to a candidate from La Republique en Marche.
One would be surprised if she hadn't been elected twice to the Hemicycle (2007 and 2012) or held the Boulogne sur-Mer municipal council seats since 2001. The new Minister for Health is standing in Pas-de-Calais, which was heavily voted in favor of Marine Le Pen in both the first and second rounds of the presidential elections (37.79% in first round, 57.68% in second). Brigitte Bourguignon has not made a first move against the far right. She won the second round of the presidential election against the National Front five years ago with 60.8%.
The Minister of the sea finds herself in a similar situation to Brigitte Bourguignon. But worse. Jean-Luc Melenchon, with 52.56% of votes, would have been elected President in the first round of the Republic's election on April 10. He was elected in the 2nd constituency in Guadeloupe where Justine Benin is running for his succession. Marine Le Pen won the second round with 69.2%. Justine Benin (then the Divers Left candidate) had won LREM five years ago with 64.26%.
Clement Beaune (Delegate minister in charge of Europe) and Stanislas Guierini (Minister for Transformation and Public Service), in Paris, will find it difficult. Both candidates are in territories that placed Emmanuel Macron in first round of presidential election. However, they also voted for JeanLuc Melenchon, putting him at over 30%. The united left won more than 42% in Stanislas Guerini's constituency on the 10th of April. In the Clement Beaune constituency, it even surpassed 45%.
The Minister for Ecological Transition is facing the same problems as her Parisian counterparts. Jean-Luc Melenchon won the presidential election's first round with 30.72%, beating Emmanuel Macron (29.86%). The left alliance is more than 40%. Amelie de Montchalin will be facing a solid candidate from the New People's Ecological and Social Unions (NUPES), Jerome Guedj. Guedj is a regional councilor for Ile-de-France and a local figure of Socialist Party.
Olivier Dussopt is Minister of Labour in the 2nd District of Ardeche. This territory was where Marine Le Pen scored higher than her national average (25.52% against 23.15% for the whole of France) and in the second round (45.64% versus 41.45%). Olivier Dussopt, a socialist candidate, was elected to office in 2017. He won against a candidate from La Republique en Marche, just like Damien Abad and Justine Benin.
Franck Riester is in the same situation. Marine Le Pen, who won the 5th constituency in Seine-et-Marne with 27.35%, came first in round one. She then received 47.56% in round two. Like Olivier Dussopt in the first round, Marine Le Pen was second with 27.35% of the vote. The Minister in Charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, however, was elected five years ago under a different banner, that of Republicans. However, the former mayor of Coulommiers (2008)-2017 is still a strong presence in the area and is running for a third term in his Hemicycle. He won the second round in 2017 with 68.89% against the National Front.