A centrist country, heading left. After winning Brittany in 2017, Emmanuel Macron’s party was still able to count on the western peninsula on Sunday. In the second round of the legislative election, the region offered 17 of its 27 seats to party candidates Together! But all is not perfect for President Macron, who has lost his loyal lieutenant Richard Ferrand, sent to the mat by a young candidate from Nupes.
It wasn’t the tidal wave of 2017 when the presidential majority won 24 seats out of 27. But after the second round of legislative elections, Brittany remained a macronist ground. Sunday night, the candidates invested in Together! won 17 constituencies in the region, i.e. seven seats were lost for the presidential party. But by the time of the mandate, he had already lost three to the resignation of Rennes deputy Mustapha Laabid, convicted in court, the removal of Jean-Charles Larsonneur and the departure of Paul Molac.
Two heavyweights from Macronie on the mat
If the presidential majority holds its rank and retains most of its seats in Brittany, Macronie’s two top figures in the region despite being bitten in the dust on Sunday night. Close to the President of the Republic, Richard Ferrand thus bid farewell to the perch of the National Assembly, beaten in the 6th district of Finistère. He was led by a short header by Nupes candidate Mélanie Thomin who won 50.67% of the vote. After his defeat, the former president of the National Assembly sent his “congratulations” and “wishes for complete success” to his young socialist opponent. “We will create an alternative to the left after five years of liberal politics embodied here by Richard Ferrand”, he stated before the second phase of his Internet page.
In Rennes, a pillar of majority also fell in the 8th district of Ille-et-Vilaine. Much surpassed in the first round by Nupes candidate Mickaël Bouloux, Florian Bachelier failed to catch up. First quaestor in the Assembly, he thus lost his seat with 42% of the vote, against 58% for his socialist opponent. “The French are waiting for the results: I want to be a representative to bring solutions from the field to the National Assembly, those I have brought during my seven years as mayor of Rheu”, declared the winner of a in a press release. .
The victory of the Nupes in Rennes
They were four in 2017. Five years later, he found himself alone. WHO? Laurence Maillart-Mehaignerie. The MP for the 2nd constituency is now the only representative of the presidential party in the four constituencies of Rennes. Around him, he could only see the Nupes. A bastion on the left, Rennes reconnected with its traditions by selecting Frédéric Mathieu, Mickaël Bouloux and Claudia Rouaux, all from the union on the left.
The representative for the 3rd constituency will continue his work in the Assembly, which began in 2020 with the death of socialist François André. In 2017, the elected official of Rennes won with the support of Emmanuel Macron’s party before suddenly winning the disease, pushing his representative to the Hemicycle banks. It should be noted that the participation rate was shaky in Rennes where it reached 55%, ie thirteen points better than in 2017.
Republicans kept the furniture
In a region identified as relatively anchored to the left, two right -wing elected officials were able to save what was yet to be saved. On the Côtes d’Armor, National Assembly vice-president Marc Le Fur quickly won against Nupes. The dean of Breton representatives is back for a fifth term. The ballot became more complicated for Jean-Luc Bourgeaux. Candidate Les Républicains won with a 2,000-vote lead (52.2%) in Saint-Malo, leading the candidate for Together! Anne LeGagne.
There is no elected RN in the region
While the National Rally offers itself a historic push at the national level, it should be noted that the Brittany region does not have any far -right elected members of the Assembly. None of the candidates who were in the first round on June 12 qualified for the second round.