Hauts-de-Seine, a “France of before” with out an RN candidate within the second spherical | EUROtoday

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Posters of candidate Jean-Didier Berger (Les Républicains), in Plessis Robinson (Hauts-de-Seine), on June 17, 2024, for the legislative elections.

The evening was quick. In mattress at 2:30 a.m., after the election evening of the primary spherical of the legislative elections, Jean-Didier Berger was distributing his leaflets from 7:30 a.m. on Monday 1er July morning, on the Clamart practice station (Hauts-de-Seine), the suburban city the place he’s mayor, to persuade passers-by to vote for him within the second spherical on July 7. Not a minute to lose on this lightning marketing campaign. “I came out on top on Sunday night, with 39% of the vote, the candidate of the Republicans (LR) party welcomes. It's a nice surprise. But I'm only one point ahead of my competitor on the left. So every vote counts.” An ultra-classic right-left duel, between an LR and a socialist, Lounes Adjroud.

In Hauts-de-Seine, the 12e constituency shouldn’t be a particular case. When the remainder of France is being shaken up by a triumphant National Rally (RN), this division within the west of Paris stays trustworthy to the previous divisions. It varieties a form of isolate, a small “France of before” away from the brand new winds.

Let us decide for ourselves. Of all of the metropolitan departments, Hauts-de-Seine is the one one the place no RN candidate might be current within the second spherical. In every of the 9 constituencies nonetheless in play, representatives of the left will discover themselves going through candidates from the best or the centre proper, within the previous type. It can be the one division the place an LR “historical channel” deputy, Philippe Juvin, was re-elected within the first spherical. Better nonetheless, the celebration of Gaullist origin can hope to win one or two seats there, completely in opposition to the tide of its nationwide shipwreck.

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Lastly, the Macronists, in full rout elsewhere within the nation, are exhibiting stable resistance right here. They instantly obtained an elected official, Pierre Cazeneuve, and the three members of the federal government within the operating achieved good scores. The head of presidency, Gabriel Attal, is main the race in his constituency with 43.8% of the vote, as are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Séjourné (46.1%), and the federal government spokesperson Prisca Thévenot (39.9%).

What is the explanation for this particularity? The very particular sociology of this division, which incorporates La Défense, Neuilly-sur-Seine and Marnes-la-Coquette, in fact. Along with Paris, it’s the one the place the usual of residing is the very best in France, in line with INSEE. On common, the inhabitants is each well-off, rich and certified, with 42% of executives among the many 25-54 age group.

An RN that’s nonetheless discreet however progressing

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