Legislative: Ferrand, Castaner, Montchalin … These macronists sanctioned at the ballot box

The atmosphere should not really be festive in the camp of the outgoing majority. If the coalition supporting Emmanuel Macron comes first in the second round of the presidential election, it records scathing setbacks in its ranks. The Minister of Health, Brigitte Bourguignon, or the former Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, are beaten. Not to mention the President of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, who was not re-elected in his constituency of Carhaix (Finistère),

If several members of the government like Damien Abad or Gérald Darmanin have been re-elected in their constituencies, the majority see themselves orphaned by a significant number of their figures. This stroke of the penknife to the presidential coalition Together! benefits the alliance of the left, the Nupes, and the National Rally. Both parties managed to achieve unexpected victories.

Big surprise in the 6th district of Pas-de-Calais. The Minister of Health, Brigitte Bourguignon, in the lead during the first round of the legislative elections, was beaten against Christine Engrand, candidate of the National Rally. In office since 2012, the former socialist fails with 56 votes. She should lose her ministry since Emmanuel Macron had announced, before the ballot, that a beaten minister should resign. Brigitte Bourguignon should not escape the rule.

The Ministry of Ecology no longer has a minister. Amélie de Montchalin, appointed a few weeks ago in the wake of Elisabeth Borne taking office at Matignon, was defeated by Jérôme Guedj, socialist and member of Nupes. She managed to convince 46.3% of voters, according to estimates by the Ifop-Fiducial institute for TF1, but not enough against the 53.7% for her evening opponent.

He overlooked and presided over the National Assembly for five years. He will no longer pace the perch of the hemicycle. In a ballot that looked like a referendum for or against Richard Ferrand, the deputy for the 6th constituency of Finistère was beaten by his opponent from Nupes, Mélanie Thomin by 50.87% of the vote, against 49.13%, according to the Ministry of the Interior, on 98% of the ballots counted. “I have just taken note of the results indicating that the voters of the 6th constituency of Finistère have chosen to elect my competitor as MP”, declared the defeated candidate.

Former Minister of the Interior and boss of LREM, the deputy for the 2nd constituency of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence was beaten by the rebellious and representative of Nupes, Léo Walter. In the first round, Christophe Castaner had however come out on top with 30.16% of the vote. The close friend of Emmanuel Macron suffered in particular from a kind of anti-Castaner front since figures in the constituency such as the RN mayor of Perpignan, Louis Aliot, had called for “voting against” the first-hour walker.

Rachel Kéké, figure in the struggle of the chambermaids of the Ibis Batignolles hotel, candidate under the banner of Nupes, wins her duel against the former Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, in the 7th constituency of Val-de- Marl.


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