Battle of the legislation : what are the personalities to follow ?
The first round of the general elections will take place on 11 June in several election battles tight or iconic. Here are the first few “hot spots” and personalities to be monitored by the political labels :
Republic, on and “presidential majority”
In the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (2nd district), the new government spokesman, Christophe Castaner (elected under the label of PS in 2012), does not have the certainty of being re-elected in a district where FN and France insubordinate are powerful. It will leave the government if he is defeated, like other ministers in the fray.
The faithful Richard Ferrand, minister of Territorial Cohesion, is in the Finistère (6th), but is not really threatened.
The Economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, initially invested by LR, will be re-elected in the Eure department (1e) under the label “presidential majority”. He will face a LR well established, the deputy mayor of Evreux Coumba Dioukhané.
The ex-socialist Prime minister Manuel Valls also “presidential majority” will not have an opponent REM or PS Essonne (1st). It should, in particular, face the singer Francis Lalanne, deputy a nomination ecologist, and polemicist Dieudonné.
Many of the faithful of the head of State are also candidates in Paris, the spokesperson of the campaign, Benjamin Griveaux (5th) or Stanislas Guerini (3rd). The party is also relying on figures such as la torera Marie Sara in the face to the outgoing Gilbert Collard (FN) in the Var (2nd), or the mathematician Cédric Villani, in Essonne (5th).
Several candidates LR, who have indicated that they would rather be in a constructive attitude in the face of Emmanuel Macron will not have opponents of the Republic in march : Thierry Solère (Hauts-de-Seine, 9th), Franck Riester (Seine-et-Marne, 5th), Hervé Gaymard (Savoie, 2nd).
In Paris (2nd), Nathalie Kosciuscko-Morizet will be in front of it at the time a candidate REM, Gilles Legendre, and the mayor LR of the sixth arrondissement, Jean-Pierre Lecoq.
The party boss, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, faces in Paris (16th), the new secretary of State for Digital Mounir Mahjoubi.
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In the 18th district of the capital, the ex-minister of Labour Myriam El Khomri (PS) will be faced with the feminist Caroline de Haas, as a candidate BIA, Paul Vannier. REM has not invested in a candidate.
The presidential candidate Benoît Hamon will play against Nadia Hai (REM) in the Yvelines department (11th), while the ex-minister of the Interior Mathias Fekl, a rising figure in the PS, at the risk of being in difficulty in the Lot-et-Garonne (2nd).
The ex-minister of Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem will face in the Rhône (6th) the entrepreneur Bruno Bonnell (REM). Other ex-ministers PS have been spared In the market, including Stéphane Le Foll in the Sarthe (4th) and Marisol Touraine in the Indre-et-Loire (3rd).
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The mother of all battles for BIA will be held in the Bouches-du-Rhône (4th) between the outgoing Patrick Mennucci (PS) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
In Haute-Garonne ” (9th), his campaign manager Manuel Bompard challenge Christophe Borgel, the “Mr. elections” of the PS, while in Seine-Saint-Denis (7th and 1st), the spokesperson Alexis Corbière and Eric Coquerel, will face, respectively, the outgoing Razzy Hammadi (PS), and Yannick Trigance (PS).
Another serious fight in view : in the Sum of (1e), between Pascale Boistard (PS), François Ruffin (supported by BIA) and the actor Franck de Lapersonne (FN).
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Marine Le Pen can be a candidate in the Pas-de-Calais (11th), and a big chances of winning.
His right arm Florian Philippot is less assured in the Moselle (6th), while in the Vaucluse (3rd), Marion Maréchal-Le Pen has left the place to Hervé de Lépinau.
The candidate FN in the Aisne (1e) is Damien Philippot, younger brother of the vice-president, and in the symbolic town of Calais (Pas-de-Calais, 7e), the brother-in-law of Marine Le Pen, Philippe Olivier.
Standing in France
The outgoing Nicolas Dupont-Aignan could be in trouble in the Essonne (8th) after his rallying to Marine Le Pen between the two rounds of the presidential election. He will face opponents LR and FN.
The ecologist Cécile Duflot, outgoing, will face, among others, to Danielle Simonnet (BIA) and Nawel Oumer (PS) in Paris (6th), but also to Peter’s Person, political advisor to deputy Emmanuel Macron.