Jean-Michel Blanquer and Elisabeth Borne, who are both running for the first election, Damien Abad playing his future political role, the RN trying to gain ground, and Eric Zemmour, who hopes to establish himself as a Var member: Here are ten hot points of the June legislative elections.
Many members of the current government will be voting for the first time. Jean-Michel Blanquer (ex-Minister of Education), will be the baptism of fire in the fourth constituency of Loiret. This constituency has voted on the left since 1958. He is on Montargis' side and plans to take the seat of Jean-Pierre Door (LR), who was elected in 2002 but is now not standing. Marine Le Pen (RN), won this constituency in both the first (32%) and second (52%) rounds of the presidential election.
It was also the first time for the new head government. Elisabeth Borne, a candidate in Calvados' 6th district in Normandy Bocage is the candidate. Originating from Livarot she defends herself against being parachuted in an area where LREM achieved one of its highest results in 2017, with Alain Tourret (the outgoing man who doesn't represent himself). Noe Gauchard (a young Nupes investor) and Jean-Philippe Roy (an RN candidate) are her opponents. Emmanuel Macron won the first round of presidential elections with 30.8%.
After being accused of rape, the 5th District of Ain's Minister of Solidarity Damien Abad is deciding his political future. The real catch is that if he loses his electoral stronghold, where he has imposed himself under the LR label, he must resign from government. Julien Martinez, an opponent to the Republicans, is facing him. With 25.4% of votes, this constituency voted Marine Le Pen into the lead in the first round.
With 7% of the vote, Eric Zemmour came 4th in the presidential election. He kept the suspense a long while before announcing that he would be running in Saint-Tropez. There he had received 14.7% in round one. This constituency was where the far right won nearly 47% of all votes. Marine Le Pen came first with a third vote ahead of Emmanuel Macron (24.1%). Reconquest's leader! Philippe Lottiaux (RN candidate) and LREM Sereine Maborgne (outgoing LREM Sereine Auborgne) will be facing him.
Handover: The rebellious Jean-Luc Melenchon gave up his bid for the legislative election and instead ceded his Marseille constituency, which was historically left-leaning, to Manuel Bompard, his campaign manager. The leader of LFI had received more than half the votes in the first round of presidential elections (54.4%). He defends himself against being parachuted after being defeated in Haute-Garonne five years ago.
Carole Delga's political future could be decided in the Southwest, a land that the left has historically seized. The socialist, who was largely reelected as the Occitanie region's head, rejected the Nupes on left agreement, which granted only six of the 49 constituencies to the PS. She instead supported dissenting candidates on a case by case basis. Her former constituency, eighth Haute-Garonne, was where she served as campaign director for Joel Aviragnet, who was invested by Nupes but whose situation has since become confusing. Annabelle Fauvernier, an ecologist, claims support from LFI and EELV.
Other frictions are created by the investitures of Nupes. The socialist Lamia El Alaraje voted against Danielle Simonnet (Nupes) in the 15th Paris constituency. The PS believes the constituency should have been reserved to Lamia El Alaraje, who was elected in 2021... against Danielle Simonnet. This partial was then nullified by the Constitutional Council due to an improper use of LREM logo by another competitor.
Under the pressure of Together!, the right, which was already rolling in the presidential election could be eliminated from Hauts-de-Seine. This is one of its historical strongholds. Nupes. Republicans had only won two of the 13 seats in 2017. Conquered by Thierry Solere, Constance Le Grip and Constance Le Grip, both of whom joined from Macronie in 2017, the Republicans could not agree with their centrist allies at the UDI in this territory in western Paris, where Emmanuel Macron (37.11%), came first in round one ahead of Jean-Luc Melenchon (25.77%). Minister Gabriel Attal is running for the 10th constituency.
Aurelien Pradie is the secretary general of Republicans, the figure of the young guard calling for a break from Sarkozyism. He represents this historically left-leaning constituency against which he won by just a single head five years back against LREM. He is campaigning in a 4L convertible and hopes to benefit from the left-leaning divisions. He faces the candidacy for Nupes Elsa Bougeard and PS Remi Branco in a department where Valerie Pecresse (of which he was the spokesperson) has just exceeded the 5 percent mark. Frederic Decremps, LREM candidate, withdrew from the race at the very last moment due to personal reasons.