The crash of the ambitions of “the minister of Marseille” Sabrina Agresti-Roubache | EUROtoday

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The Secretary of State for Citizenship and the City, Sabrina Agresti-Roubache, during her campaign for the legislative elections in Bouches-du-Rhône, in Marseille, June 21, 2024.

In the queue to solid her poll, Sunday, June 30, between midday and two, on the Bombardière gymnasium, within the japanese districts of Marseille, Sabrina Agresti-Roubache nonetheless believed in it. A smile right here, a selfie there.

And this Coué technique that the Secretary of State for Cities and Citizenship utilized for the reason that begin of a marketing campaign that she knew was undermined. “ People welcome me well. They are warm. ” she explained. Before adding, more cautiously: “ But to say that this will be reflected in the ballot boxes… »

Ten hours later, it was in front of the steps of her office that the 47-year-old elected official from Marseille confirmed her defeat in the first constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône. With 23.6% of the vote, she finished third behind the candidate of the National Rally (RN), who obtained 45.5%, and that of the New Popular Front (26.9%), during the first round of the legislative elections.

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In the method, the protégé of the Macron couple introduced her withdrawal and requested her voters to not give ” no voice in the National Rally “. “ It was not even possible that I may keep myself. A defeat occurs. Dishonor, we by no means recover from it », argues this daughter of Algerian immigrants who likes to recall that she grew up in a deprived neighborhood. A press release that her left-wing opponent, the nationwide secretary of Place publique, Pascaline Lécorché, welcomes with out extra, nonetheless shocked to have been violently focused and accused of anti-Semitism by the Secretary of State and her groups throughout the marketing campaign.

Deprived of many helps

While the RN stays the favourite to win her constituency within the second spherical on July 7, will Sabrina Agresti-Roubache get well from a defeat that ought to value her her place in authorities? Her failure within the legislative elections is the primary in a meteoric political profession, carefully linked to her closeness to Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron. A journey that started in 2020, throughout the regional elections in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the place her presence was imposed by the Elysée on outgoing president Renaud Muselier.

The defeat of the previous audiovisual skilled particularly jeopardizes the ambition that she displayed an increasing number of clearly for her metropolis, throughout the municipal elections of 2026, with particularly the creation of her micro-party “With Sabrina!”. It's by no means over so long as you imagine in it “, she assured her activists on Sunday night. Without specifying whether or not the system involved her funding in politics.

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