Marc Fesneau secures first place at the end of the first round of legislative elections, in the 1st constituency of Loir-et-Cher, of which he is the outgoing deputy. The new Minister of Agriculture, who won 31.97% of the vote, will face Reda Belkadi (24.31%), the candidate of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), in the second round which will take place on June 19.
Elected MP for the first time in 2017 in a clear victory – 69.2% of the vote – he runs little risk of not being reappointed to this department which elected Emmanuel Macron with 59.5% of the vote in the second. presidential tower.
Minister delegate in charge of relations with Parliament during the second part of the previous five-year term (2018-2022), Marc Fesneau was appointed, Friday, May 20, at the head of the ministry of agriculture in the new government of Elisabeth Borne. This fine connoisseur of agricultural subjects had declined the same proposal in 2017, emphasizing that he wanted to devote himself to his first term as a deputy.
MoDem figure hailed for her “demining” talent
Marc Fenseau will finally agree to enter the government on October 16, 2018, on the occasion of the reshuffle following the resignation of Gérard Collomb, to deal with relations with Parliament.
In this position, the adept crossbow hunter stood out for his talents as a diplomat, his discretion and his patience. According to the recurrent disagreements which settle between the opposition forces and the presidential majority, Marc Fesneau becomes a centerpiece of Macronie, capable of “demining” the tensions with the two chambers of Parliament.
He is also one of the ambassadors of the MoDem within the presidential majority, alongside François Bayrou. Former parliamentary assistant to Jacqueline Gourault in the Senate for fifteen years, he was secretary general of the centrist party between 2010 and 2017, before succeeding Marielle de Sarnez, who died in January 2021, as vice-president of the party.
By standing for re-election in these legislative elections, Marc Fesneau intends to reaffirm his political legitimacy, after having suffered a bitter defeat in the regional elections of 2021. The former councilor of the village of Marchenoir (Loir-et-Cher), who had was designated head of the list for the majority in his region of Center-Val-de-Loire, had, in fact, arrived fourth in the second round of the ballot, with 16% of the votes cast. He has since sat in opposition to the regional council, where he had already been elected from 2004 to 2010.