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LThe preliminary upkeep of his candidacy had not didn’t trigger a stir. In a message printed on X, late Tuesday morning, July 2, Dominique Faure, Minister Delegate for Local Authorities and Rural Affairs, introduced that he was withdrawing his candidacy within the 10e Haute-Garonne constituency “in responsibility”, for the second spherical of early legislative elections.

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“In the context of the national context, the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister asked me to withdraw my candidacy in the second round,” the federal government member defined to his voters. “The fight, particularly against the RN, has always been my compass. Continuing the fight was also recognizing and thanking the exceptional dedication of all those who helped me during the campaign,” continued Dominique Faure.

Having come third within the first spherical of the legislative elections in her constituency on Sunday, June 30, behind the socialist and consultant of the New Popular Front (NFP) Jacques Oberti (36.24%) and the candidate of the National Rally (RN) Caroline Falgas-Colomina (30.37%), Dominique Faure (28.99%) had initially indicated that she would stay within the second spherical. “I have 22,800 voters who voted for me and I can't see how I could give them the only choice of voting RN or LFI,” the minister argued on Sunday night, contemplating that her socialist rival Jacques Oberti “is linked by an alliance with LFI.”

Fourth authorities member to step down

Dominique Faure is the fourth member of the federal government to withdraw. Before her, the Minister for Overseas Territories, Marie Guévenoux, in Yvelines, the Minister Delegate for Disabled People, Fadila Khattabi, in Côte-d'Or and the Secretary of State for the City, Sabrina Agresti-Roubache, in Marseille, additionally withdrew in favor of the NFP to dam the RN.



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