The presidential majority on Wednesday invested 43 new candidates for the legislative elections, including the Minister for Sports Roxana Maracineanu in Val-de-Marne, while the former Secretary of State Nathalie Elimas was dismissed in Val-d’Oise .

In the constituency of Nathalie Elimas, who left her post as Secretary of State in charge of Priority Education in March after being the target of an investigation for moral harassment, it is Estelle Folest who will compete under the Macronist colors.

Outgoing LR deputy Jean-Carles Grelier was also invested in Sarthe, the fourth from the right dubbed by the majority after Marine Brenier, Robin Reda and Constance Le Grip.

With this new wave of nominations, the majority, united under the “Together!” confederation, filled 548 constituencies out of the 577, although it should ultimately give up presenting candidates in about fifteen territories.

Particularly scrutinized, the fifth constituency of Ain, where outgoing LR deputy Damien Abad wants to be re-elected, has still not been filled. He is reputed to have multiplied contacts with the macronie.

Similarly, LREM and its allies have not – for the time being – invested anyone in the first of the Vosges against the outgoing LR Stéphane Viry, nor in the third of Seine-et-Marne where Jean-Louis Thiériot, also LR, claims to his own estate.

On the left, the outgoing David Habib, a dissident socialist, has for the moment no Macronist opponent facing him in the third constituency of Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Some in the majority also argue that there is no candidate Together! in the twelfth district of Bouches-du-Rhône, which covers Vitrolles and Marignane, as the risk of a victory for RN Franck Allisio – a close friend of Marine Le Pen – seems important.

On the other hand, the presidential majority will compete in the fourth of Pas-de-Calais against LR Robert Therry, whose mentor Daniel Fasquelle, mayor of Le Touquet, had shown in recent weeks signs of rapprochement towards his constituent Emmanuel Macron .

Similarly, candidates were invested against LR Michèle Tabarot (Alpes-Maritimes), Guy Teissier (Bouches-du-Rhône), François Cornut-Gentille (Haute-Marne) and the socialists Dominique Potier (Meurthe-et-Moselle) and Sylvie Tolmont (Sarthe, runner-up to Stéphane Le Foll), all five of whom were deemed Macron-compatible for a time.

Facing Mr. Potier, the majority chose Marika Bret, HRD of Charlie Hebdo and novice in politics.

05/11/2022 16:38:19 –         Paris (AFP) –         © 2022 AFP


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