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Update on some triangular matches with out withdrawals

As a part of the potential triangulars and quadrangulars ensuing from the primary spherical of the legislative elections, 173 candidates had determined, Monday at 6 p.m., to withdraw their candidacy to keep away from a scattering of votes within the second spherical and to dam the National Rally. Others, quite the opposite, have chosen to take care of their place. Depending on the instances and the extent of the variations between candidates, this can be supposed to favor the far-right occasion.

  • Near Lyon, the troubled recreation of the presidential candidates

Outgoing deputy and presidential camp candidate in 12e Rhône constituency, Cyrille Isaac-Sibille didn’t hesitate to remain within the second spherical in a three-way race the place the danger of RN victory is important. “Nothing is decided”declared the MoDem elected official.

A civil society candidate near the environmentalists, Lucie Gaillot-Durand got here out on prime within the first spherical (30.02%). Mr. Isaac-Sibille is second (28.97%) and Clémence Luisié (RN) is in ambush (24.96%). The LR candidate obtained 13.88%. “The postponement of votes is very uncertain in a very strong anti-macronist context. Mr. Isaac-Sibille plays with fire »reacted Thomas Dossus, environmentalist senator from the Lyon region.

In the 8e constituency, the candidates of Ensemble (Dominique Despras, 21.18%) and Republicans (Nathalie Serre, 20.66%), who arrived respectively third and fourth in the first round behind the RN and the PS-NFP, pass the buck and do not give up.

  • In Angoulême, the match promises to be close

In the 1D Charente constituency, a triangular one will see René Pilato (La France insoumise-New Popular Front) Thomas Mesnier (Horizons) and Marion Latus (National Rally) competing. Mr. Pilato received 32.8% of the votes in the first round, Mr. Mesnier 30.3% and Latus 30.26%.

In 2022, Thomas Mesnier won the election in the second round with only 24 votes ahead of Mr. Pilato. He then contested the election, and was elected deputy in January 2023 during a by-election. This time, Mr. Pilato won 1,382 votes more than Thomas Mesnier, himself trailed by 23 votes by the RN candidate.

  • Faced with François Hollande, his rival LR maintains his position, behind the National Rally

Francis Dubois, the outgoing MP of the 1e constituency of Corrèze, decided to stay after coming third in the first round (28.64%), behind the socialist François Hollande (37.63%) and the RN candidate Maïtey Pouget (30.89%).

“The first lesson from this first round is François Hollande's low score without a reserve of votes,” wrote Mr. Dubois on X. As for the RN candidate, she turns out according to him “unable to defend interests [des électeurs] » and without local anchoring. “We are therefore calling for a surge on the right,” concludes Mr. Dubois.

  • Loïc Signor (Ensemble) is holding on in an election where LFI is well ahead of the RN

In the 3e In the Val-de-Marne constituency, candidate Loïc Signor (Ensemble), spokesperson for Renaissance, decided to remain in the second round, although he came third in the first round (23.77%), behind Louis Boyard (LFI-NFP, 42.17%) and Arnaud Barbotin (various right, claiming to be from the“nationwide union” between the National Rally and Eric Ciotti, the contested president of the Republicans party) at 27.31%.

Mr. Signor assures that in his approach he benefits from the support of the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, and Stéphane Séjourné, the secretary general of the presidential party.

  • Olivier Véran remains in Isère, behind LFI but far ahead of RN

In Grenoble, in the 1e constituency of Isère, the former Minister of Health Olivier Véran (Ensemble) chose to remain after coming second in the first round (33.62%), between Hugo Prevost (LFI-NFP, 40.19% ) and Alexandre Lacroix (LR-RN, 18.34%). “The Republic house is burning. Faced with the National Rally, we are not compromising. Voting means preventing the far right from holding the keys to power,” he wrote about X.