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In a polling station, for the first round of the legislative elections, in Paris, Sunday June 30, 2024.

During the primary spherical of the legislative elections on Sunday, June 30, the Parisian inhabitants as soon as once more confirmed its allergy to the far proper. The menace from the National Rally (RN), which achieved a historic rating in France (33.1%), continues to be very low within the capital. Despite a slight total enhance noticed in the course of the European elections on June 9 (8.5% in comparison with 7.2% in 2019), the Le Pen celebration solely certified one candidate for the second spherical of the legislative elections on Sunday, July 7. This is Louis Piquet, who obtained 17.5% within the 16e borough.

This result’s definitely not a shock, however quite the opposite, it persists in printing an ideal detrimental of the nationwide electoral {photograph}. On the opposite hand, the size of the nice outcomes of the New Popular Front (NFP) signifies a radical upheaval within the stability of energy in Parisian politics, two years after the 1.7% of Anne Hidalgo, socialist mayor (PS) of Paris, within the presidential election.

Nine candidates from the United Left have been elected or re-elected in Paris within the first spherical. Among them, 5 are from La France Insoumise (LFI): Sophia Chikirou (58.1%), Rodrigo Arenas (50.6%), Sarah Legrain (62.4%), Danièle Obono (64.2%) and Aymeric Caron (50.3%). Three from Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV): Pouria Amirshahi (54.2%), Eva Sas (50.7%), Sandrine Rousseau (52.1%). And one from the Socialist Party (PS), with Emmanuel Grégoire (50.8%).

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In addition, the NFP has 4 different candidates within the lead among the many eighteen Parisian constituencies. Even if Anne Hidalgo is doing her utmost on this marketing campaign to assist the NFP candidates, these outcomes might strengthen her in her eventual want to run for a 3rd municipal time period in 2026.

How can we clarify that the Parisian left is taking up so many colors? “These two additional years of Emmanuel Macron in power have made people lose interest, even in Paris, which had voted heavily for the presidential coalition.”believes EELV candidate Léa Balage El Mariky, who cites “the brutalization of public debate, the “asylum immigration” legislation, class contempt, dissolution…”

The presidential coalition is shedding floor in all places

In entrance, “the left has demonstrated its ability to come together,” needs to imagine the one who obtained 46.14% in the course of the first spherical, Sunday, within the 3e constituency (components of the 17e and 18e arrondissement), which permits him to distance himself from Stanislas Guerini, Minister of Transformation and Public Service (33.9%). During the final legislative elections in 2022, the latter beat Léa Balage El Mariky by 770 votes. “This time, I am doing more than the cumulative left-wing scores of the 2022 legislative elections,” recollects the candidate.

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