Marine Le Pen may have had fun betting that she would do better in the legislative elections than in the presidential election in the 11th district of Pas-de-Calais, where she is seeking re-election. The outgoing deputy had convinced 45.15% of voters in the first round of the race at the Elysée. “The voters of the 11th constituency of Pas-de-Calais placed me at 55% [53.96% in reality] of the votes”, welcomed the outgoing MP during a speech in Hénin-Beaumont on Sunday. June 12. The low participation prevents him from being reappointed to the National Assembly in the first round. She thus called “all [her] voters to confirm and amplify their vote” where National Rally (RN) candidates will be qualified for the second round, in order “to send a very large group of patriotic deputies to the new National Assembly “.
A failure was difficult to conceive for the boss of the National Rally, who had won the legislative election in 2017 in the second round, with 58.60% of the vote. At the time, the constituency had given him roughly the same score as in the second round of the presidential election (58.17%); however, this year, the far-right candidate has increased her lead over Emmanuel Macron by more than five points, to 63.41%.
In addition to three presidential campaigns, Marine Le Pen, 53, is a regular in legislative battles. She appeared for the first time in Paris in 1993, where she was beaten in the first round. She then reached the second round three times in Pas-de-Calais, in 2002, 2007 and 2012, without managing to win. Finally, in 2017, she won a seat at the Palais-Bourbon. In the meantime, she will have been a regional councilor, first in Ile-de-France then in Hauts-de-France, departmental councilor for Pas-de-Calais, and European deputy.
Now firmly established in the Pas-de-Calais, Marine Le Pen had carefully criss-crossed the department in the last days of her campaign for the Elysée, delivering in particular, during her meeting in Arras, one of her most virulent speeches. .
Facing her, the New Popular Ecological and Social Union has invested Marine Tondelier (23.43%), regional councilor of Hauts-de-France and opposition municipal councilor in Hénin-Beaumont, a city led by the National Rally in the person by Steve Briois. She has already faced Marine Le Pen in 2012 and 2017, each time unsuccessfully (1.60% and 3.55% of the vote). In 2017, Marine Tondelier had to deal with competition on the left from the Socialist Party and La France insoumise, which this year lined up behind her.
The Republic on the Move (LRM), for its part, has invested Alexandrine Pintus. In 2017, she had already fought Marine Le Pen, then in the colors of the Les Républicains party (4.18% of the vote). In 2017, LRM invested Anne Roquet, who came second in the first round with 16.43% of the vote. In the second round, the Republican front had given him 41.40% of the vote, too few against the powerful figurehead of the RN.