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IThey had till 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, to validate their presence within the second spherical of the legislative elections. Candidates who certified after the primary spherical on Sunday, June 30, needed to resolve whether or not to stay within the race for the vote on July 7 or to withdraw.

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On the left, the figures of the New Popular Front (NFP) referred to as from the night of the primary spherical to withdraw if their candidates had been in third place in a constituency that might see a candidate from the National Rally (RN) win. In the presidential camp, Gabriel Attal, the Prime Minister, defined that “the objective is for the far right not to have an absolute majority”, even when that meant voting for a candidate from La France Insoumise. The goal for the left and Macronie: to stop the RN from acquiring an absolute majority.

Three instances much less triangular

All these withdrawals introduced since Sunday night primarily concern members of the NFP and Ensemble. As a consequence, the variety of triangular contests has drastically decreased. From greater than 300 deliberate for Sunday night, there’ll in the end be solely 90 on July 7.

It is especially the three-way races with an RN candidate which have change into duels. From 299, their quantity has fallen to 92, in keeping with a depend by France Info. The overwhelming majority of those withdrawals concern instances the place Jordan Bardella's get together got here out on prime within the first spherical.

More hardly ever, the variety of quadrangulars (4 candidates within the second spherical) has gone from 5 to only one, within the 4e Vendée constituency. Various candidates from the precise, the National Rally, the presidential camp and the New Popular Front will face off within the second spherical. Julie Mariel-Godard (NFP) and Renaissance candidate Ilias Nagnonhou refused to surrender regardless of directions from their camps.

Some withdrawals had been made with none connection to the National Rally. This is the case of Raquel Garrido, within the 5e constituency of Seine-Saint-Denis. A dissident from La France Insoumise, the outgoing MP introduced her withdrawal in favor of the candidate invested by the NFP, Aly Diouara. The latter got here first whereas Raquel Garrido completed in third place.

In the second spherical this Sunday, there’ll due to this fact be a majority of duels. But the variety of three-way races stays a lot increased than within the final legislative elections, in 2022. That yr, there have been solely eight. In 2017, just one three-way race was held. In addition to the political scenario, this excessive variety of situations might be defined by a better turnout than standard: greater than two-thirds of voters went to a polling station, in comparison with lower than half in 2022.