The last straight streak of the 2022 electoral marathon. The French were called to the polls on Sunday, June 12 for the first round of legislative elections. The second round will be held a week later, on June 19. They are nearly 6,300 candidates on the starting line, for 577 seats at the end.
For Emmanuel Macron, the challenge is to get a majority in the Bourbon Palace to implement his platform and pass laws. The opponents, the Nubians in particular, hope to reverse the balance of power during this election, from which the abstention rate is expected to be high.
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9:20 a.m.: Justin Benin on concessions, record abstention in the West Indies
The Secretary of State responsible for the affairs of the seas, Justin Benin, is being voted in after the first round of legislative elections in Guadeloupe, which was marked by record abstentions in the Antilles as in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.
In the second round, Justine Benin will oppose Nobis candidate Christian Baptiste and Olivier Cerva (District 1), who both recently resigned from the presidential majority.
The third circuit creates the surprise by placing the local leader of the RN, Rudy Tulassi, in front of the outgoing MP Max Matthiassen, who is tied to a modem.
In Martinique, during this first round marked by a strong abstention of 21.37%, as against 26% in 2017, the only outgoing MP to represent himself, Jean-Philippe Nylor (left Democratic and Republican), was placed on the ballot by the former president To the local authority, Alfred Mary Jane, 85, his former mentor.
In Guyana, outgoing MP Lynack Adam entered a pro-union ballot against unionist Davey Rayman, a member of the Guyana Workers Union.
In Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the second round will oppose local Dimaine archipelago candidate Stéphane Lenormand to Olivier Gaston, close to Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s France Insomes party.
09:00 – Polling stations open
Polling stations opened Sunday at 8 a.m. in mainland France, as 48 million voters were called to the polls in the first round of contested legislative elections in 577 constituencies.
The Ensemble coalition, which supports President Emmanuel Macron and which dominated the elected National Assembly in 2017, is ahead in voting intentions with the left-wing electoral coalition Nupes (LFI, PCF, PS and EELV) assembled around Jean. Luke Melenchon.
08:00 – Understand all about how legislative elections are conducted
We explain how legislative elections work with a large district – and 1,000 smaller districts. It will be clear, we promise.
07:50 – Who are the candidates?
The full list of candidates for the legislative elections was officially published at the end of May. Who are the candidates you can vote for? Find out with our search engine by entering the name of your municipality.
07:45 – What are the consequences of the striking ministers?
The Elysee confirmed that the defeated ministers in the June 12 and 19 elections would be forced to withdraw from the government. Elizabeth Bourne, newly appointed to Matignon, will be no exception to the rule.
07:30 AM – These 10 characters are under stress
Elizabeth Bourne who grabbed the shoulders for the first time by universal suffrage. Ministers Amelie de Montchalin, Clement Boone and Damienabad playing their places in government. Number three in LR Aurélien Pradié who has a lot to do to retain his seat… “Les Echos” has chosen ten legislative elections hot spots, ten constituencies where the pressure is particularly strong on the competing personalities.
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