In the first constituency of French people living abroad (United States and Canada), the two qualified for the second round will be outgoing deputy Roland Lescure (Ensemble, LREM, presidential majority) and Florence Roger (Union de la gauche NUPES, she even an activist at La France Insoumise).
These two finalists are (officially) domiciled in Montreal. The outgoing deputy will have been the victim of another candidacy also announcing itself as “Presidential Majority” which could have taken him ten percent. This does not detract from the score of Florence Roger, who is second but with a score quite close to that of the deputy. Behind them is Franck Bondrille (ASFE) who is in fourth position, then other parties like LR with its candidate Patrick Caraco.
It would seem that the political duel announced Macron-Mélanchon worked well and mobilized the voters of these two candidates.
The constituency can very well pass to the left, which was already the case in 2012 when Corinne Narassiguin (Socialist Party) won. In 2013 it was the right that won it during a partial, then Roland Lescure on behalf of En Marche in 2017.
Thus, the French in North America (United States and Canada) voted electronically, then at the ballot box 8 days ahead of those in mainland France. The nationals of these two countries form the “First constituency of French people living outside France”. The results in mainland France will therefore be known on June 12.
For the second round the French in the United States and Canada will therefore vote to decide between these two candidates, online from June 10 to 15, or at the ballot box on June 18. In France the final result of all the legislative elections will be formalized on Sunday June 19.
Source : Ministry of Foreign Affairs
By clicking on the names in color you will be able to read our articles on these candidates (before this 1st round we produced articles on the candidates who live in the constituency and who responded in time to our requests):
35.88% – 1st – Roland LESCURE (Paris, Montreal – LREM / Renaissance)
Big drop in form for the outgoing deputy Roland Lescure. In comparison, he had achieved 57.5% in the first round of 2017. In the meantime, he has been strongly criticized, in particular for “compelling reasons”, i.e. the government’s policy to block borders, including for French from abroad, during the covid crisis, but also during his time in the USA and Canada during the five years of his first term. It must be said that Roland Lescure is not only a deputy: he is the prChairman of the Economic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly and he was spokesperson for candidate Macron during the last Presidential election.
Candidate’s reaction: ” I would first like to thank the 18,236 voters who slipped their ballot over my candidacy in the first round. Turnout is higher than 5 years ago, thanks in particular to internet voting.
Congratulations to the 12 other candidates for their campaign and their investment. I will be opposed to Florence Roger of France Insoumise. We will be able to debate and compare our projects which correspond to two very different visions of France, of the place of France and of Europe in the world. Two very different visions of the place of the French abroad, and their contribution to the future of France. Equally different visions of relations between France and the United States, between France and Canada. »
33.43% – 2nd – Florence ROGER (Montreal – NUPES / LFI, PS, PCF, EELV etc…)
Very good score for the candidate of the union of the left, in particular in Canada. Activist in La France Insoumise (by Jean-Luc Mélanchon), she will however not have a reserve of votes with the other candidates, but she can still be (electorally) dangerous for the outgoing deputy if she manages to mobilize more than him. .
Candidate’s response: ” This very close elbow to elbow between the incumbent and us demonstrates the collective desire for social and ecological justice, and the pressing need for a renewal of the political class. See you at the second round debate on Thursday 9 and at the polls from the 10th online. »
10.70% – 3rd – Gérard MICHON (California)
This candidate had written on his electoral documents “Presidential majority”, while the official candidate of Emmanuel Macron was Roland Lescure. This strategy – likely to make the election look a bit like something you usually see in some Third World countries – seems to have been effective. The outgoing deputy of 2017, Frédéric Lefebvre (LR), had launched the fashion, by putting the photo of his opponent (at the time) Emmanuel Macron on his posters, after having picked up in the first round. He had also picked himself up on the second floor.
5.31% – 4th – Frank Bondrille (Florida – ASFE)
Franck Bondrille confirms his extreme popularity in Florida, where he lives, but the ASFE candidate (Alliance Solidaire des Français de l’étranger) is also experiencing the beginnings of popularity in the other states/provinces of North America, after a campaign solely focused on serving French nationals abroad.
Candidate’s reaction: ” I am very happy with my result, my goal has been achieved. I think I had a good campaign on the ground, and I will prepare for the next elections, in five years or before. I hope that the future deputy who will be elected will ultimately take into account the priorities of French people living abroad. “.
5.15% – 5th – Alain OUELHADJ (Miami – Reconquest)
Eric Zemmour’s party is in complete disarray in the United States and Canada.
4.68% – 6th – Patrick CARACO (California LR / Center).
Unfortunately for Les Républicains, the candidate in North America confirms LR’s fairly low score in the presidential election. Certainly, in mainland France, party barons will be re-elected. But it is difficult not to foresee the end of the French right-wing party.
1.99% – 7th – Jennifer ADAM (RN, lives in France)
The Rassemblement National this time had the bad idea of parachuting in a candidate residing in Aquitaine (while they previously had a local candidate). In North America we saw the parachute arrive… but not the candidate who should have been attached to it. The president of the RN, Jordan Bardella, is an intelligent boy, he will understand one day that the French of the USA and Canada need to be re-pre-sen-ted… and he can thus consider himself lucky that his candidate has achieved this score.
For the moment, of the three major parties that dominate French politics, the RN is the only one not to exist electorally in North America. It also denotes a strong misunderstanding between the French here and those in mainland France.
0.98% – 8th – James REGIS
(Saint-Romuald, Quebec / Les Patriotes (supported by Philippot and Dupont-Aignan))
The Patriots presented for the first time a candidate here: he has a small but real score, without having really campaigned, which shows a (small) interest in this sovereigntist movement, which is also very mobilized against the health rules against Covid.
0.95% – 9th – Isabelle AMAGLIO-TERISSE
0.51% – 10th – Emmanuel ITIER (California, Resist (Jean Lassalle))
0.34 – 11th – Yann REMINIAC (Breton Party)
0.07% – 12th – Laisely PARAT-EDOM
Also note the elimination in the first round today of parachuted Manuel Valls among the French in Spain.
REMINDER OF 2017 SCORES:
Roland Lescure (The Republic on the move): 57.53%
Frédéric Lefebvre (The Republicans): 14.53%
Clementine Langlois (La France Insoumise): 9.01%
Yan Chantrel (Socialist Party): 8.44%
Jocelyn Le Boulicaut (Europe Ecology The Greens): 2.90%
Damien Régnard (various right): 2.32%
Denis Franceskin (National Front): 2.02%
Christine Agathon-Burton (Republican Popular Union): 0.77%
David Lawson (independent): 0.46%
Fanny Etter (My Voice): 0.39%
Vincent Boileau-Autin (independent): 0.39%
David Sanchez (New Deal): 0.39%
Laure Pascarel (Tomorrow together): 0.29%
Julie Morel (Left Front): 0.27%
Arnaud Dumas de Rauly (Democracy is ours!): 0.19%
Elise Desaulniers (Animalist Party): 0.07%
Florent Fernandez (Pirate Party): 0.01%
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