He has claimed his victory shortly before 20 hours. Taking Perpignan with 53 to 54% of the vote in the face of the mayor LR outgoing Jean-Marc Pujol, the former vice-president of the national Rally offers the party its first victory of size for the past 25 years and taken to Toulon, Marignane, Orange...
In this city of 120 000 inhabitants, which is suffering from unemployment and poverty, the republican front has not taken – two colistiers of the list LREM calling even to vote for him. The participation of seven percentage points higher than the national average, was used in the second round, the mp RN who has been trying to erase during his entire campaign, his label partisan to embody a " lepenisme quiet ". A strategy that has paid off, and which " can serve as an example to the whole of France ", held on Sunday evening, the one that denounced in the " republican front [...] a scam political and intellectual : [...] The walls are made to be slaughtered. We are citizens like any other, we defend the ideas, a project ; and we will show now in the management of this city ".
Three losses and six victories
" This is not only a victory symbolic, it is a real place, because we will also be able to demonstrate that we are able to manage large communities ", welcomed Marine Le Pen on TF1. But if the balance sheet is modestly positive for the national Gathering, with six wins offsetting three losses, the results remain far from the "big night" hoped to launch the campaign, when the president of the RN had expected to keep his ten town halls, and win over twenty other.
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Mantes-la-Ville in the Yvelines department, the mayor RN outgoing Cyril Nauth had to admit his defeat to the former president of FC charging infrastructures and helping, Sami Damergy, for which the lists of the left had been withdrawn : - the national Rally lost its sole municipality in the Île-de-France. The same disappointment at the Luc-en-Provence, where the various right Dominique Lain has taken over the city hall at RN Pascal Verrelle. As for Marseille, a united front against Stéphane Ravier allowed to delight his fief of the 13th and 14th arrondissements, in which the RN had a lot invested, both candidates of the left are being removed for the benefit of the candidate LR David Galtier.
Loss of half of the municipal councillors
setbacks " erased ", for a part of the party, by victories otherwise " symbolic ". Perpignan, of course, but also in the Vaucluse, the taken of Mazan (6 000 inhabitants), Bédarrides (5 000 inhabitants) and Morières-lès-Avignon (8 000 inhabitants.) And in Occitania, that of Moissac (Tarn-et-Garonne, 12 000 inhabitants), which becomes the first city in the South-West, a region traditionally averse to the extreme right, to fall into the pot of RN : its candidate for Roman Lopez was swept away with 62,55 % of the votes, in the face of the candidate in various left Estelle Hemmam (37.6 per cent). Finally, in the Pas-de-Calais, the young mp RN Ludovic Pajot wins the mairie de Bruay-la-Buissiere, 22 000 inhabitants, in front of the candidate without label Bernard Cailliau.
" This shows that the RN has the ability to win a duel, which shows that the front supposedly republican crack ", wants to believe the mep Nicolas Bay. "Where we have an anchor, we have the trust of the voters. "
It's weird. Present in the second round in 103 municipalities, the RN, who is expected to lose in addition, approximately half of the municipal councillors, has not managed to transform the trial.