Expatriates are very often macronists – at least, those who vote. A new demonstration of this was made, on the night of Sunday June 5 to Monday June 6, with the results of the first round of the legislative elections in their eleven constituencies, where Emmanuel Macron largely won the second round of the presidential election with 86%. voices.
The head of state’s camp came out on top in eight of them with sometimes comfortable scores. With this electorate who vote extremely little, with a turnout often below 20% in 2017, the Macronists had come close to the grand slam in the previous legislative elections, winning in ten constituencies – nine for La République en Marche (LRM) and one for its ally, the modem.
This year, the 5th (Iberian Peninsula) was the most scrutinized metropolis, because it opposed former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, invested by LRM, to the outgoing Stéphane Vojetta, elected in 2017 for the presidential camp, and who did not not appreciated not being reinvested this year, now a dissenting candidacy. Manuel Valls did not measure up with only 15.97% of the vote. With 24.30% of the vote, Mr. Vojetta would find himself in an unfavorable position for the second round, facing Renaud Le Berre (Nupes), who would be in the lead with 27.55% of the vote. Stéphane Vojetta, not resentful, has already expressed his desire to return to the president’s camp if he is re-elected.
The other challenge for the macronists is in the 9th constituency (Maghreb and West Africa), whose outgoing deputy (LRM), M’jid El Guerrab, has decided not to run again. He said in May that he wanted to “devote all his strength to his legal defense”, appealing his sentence to one year in prison and two years of ineligibility for the assault with a helmet on a former official. socialist, Boris Faure, in 2017. In his place, it is Elisabeth Moreno, former Minister for Gender Equality, who was invested by LRM. She announced on Twitter that she will be in the second round, with an official score of 27.32%. She will find in front of her Karim Ben Cheikh, the candidate of Génération. s, invested by Nupes totals 38.95% of the votes.
In the 1st constituency (North America), the influential incumbent Roland Lescure (LRM), chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, is on track to keep his post, after obtaining 35.88% of the vote in the first round. The former economist tweeted: “Early estimates have me leading the first round in North America. I will meet Florence Roger in the second round, online from June 10 to 15 and June 18 at the ballot box. Congratulations to the other candidates, and thank you to the thousands of voters who voted for us. This year, it is therefore the Nupes, with Florence Roger, author of a nice score, who will face him in the second round. The Montreal resident won 33.43% of the vote.
In the 6th constituency (Switzerland and Liechtenstein), Marc Ferracci also took the lead, with 36.08% of the vote. He still has to face competition from Magali Mangin (Nupes) who totals 20.05% of the vote. Setback for Joachim Son-Forget (4.43%), elected in 2017 under the LRM label, since moving to Agir then supporting Reconquête!, the far-right party of Eric Zemmour, who however presented a candidate, Philippe Tissot .
The 3rd constituency (Northern Europe) saw the unsurprising victory of Alexander Holroyd, the outgoing MP (LRM), who garnered 38.19% of the vote. He will face, in the second round, Charlotte Minvielle (Nupes) 26.79%.
Advance, less comfortable for Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade (LRM) in the 4th constituency (Benelux), with 38.53% of the vote. He would find in the second round Cécilia Gondard (Nupes), catchy, with 32.13%.
The outgoing deputy Frédéric Petit (MoDem) also won the first round in the 7th constituency (Central Europe), with 34.26% of the vote, ahead of Asma Rharmaoui-Claquin (Nupes), 25.82% of the vote, whom he will find in the second round. .
In Latin America and the Caribbean (2nd constituency), Eléonore Caroit also passed to the second round on behalf of LRM, with 33.98% of the vote. Outgoing MP Paula Forteza, elected in 2017 under the Macronist banner, left the majority in 2020 and did not run again. Éléonore Caroit will face Christian Rodriguez (Nupes) in the second round, who won 27.71% of the vote. Note: the participation, very low (14.93%).
In the 10th constituency (Middle East and Africa), the outgoing Amélia Lakrafi (LRM) is also in a good position, with 32.21% of the vote, against 22.16% for Chantal Moussa (Nupes) who will find her in the second round.
The 11th constituency (Eastern Europe, Asia and Oceania, i.e. 49 countries), sees outgoing MP Anne Genetet (LRM) achieve a wide score in the first round of 38.14%.
She will face Dominique Vidal in the second round. The Nupes candidate won 24.78% of the vote.
The 8th constituency (including Italy, Greece, Turkey and Israel) will be hotly contested. Meyer Habib (Union of Democrats and Independents), elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017, won 28.49% of the vote this year. He will face Deborah Abisror-de Lieme (LRM), 26.83% of the vote, in the second round. The Macron camp had invested the former chief of staff of Olivier Véran when he was Minister of Health. Only 170 votes separate the two candidates. Here too a starving participation: 12.08%.