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THE POLITICAL SCAN – The majority party, which presented lists in Orthez (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) and Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (Yvelines), failed to seize the opportunity to perfect its weak local presence .

They did not know how to convert the test. After winning a first town hall in the early municipal election which was held last week in Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe (Tarn), La République en Marche failed to repeat this feat in Orthez (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) and Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse ( Yvelines) on Sunday. Indeed, the lists of the majority party respectively came in second and third position, with 10,44% and 33,69% of the vote.

In Orthez, this early election was organized after 11 members of the mayor's team resigned in September, after two years of internal revolt. The socialist Emmanuel Hanon, who was elected with 49,69% of the vote, largely outdistances the macronist Marie-Hélène Marest (10,44%), as well as the outgoing mayor and candidate without a label, Yves Darrigand, who came second with 39,87, 25%. LREM therefore obtains only one seat on the municipal council, against 7 for the PS and XNUMX for the non-registered.

Castaner congratulates Wauquiez but not the Macronist candidates

In Yvelines, Macronist candidate Dominique Dufrasnes won 33,69% of the vote (five seats), just behind the winning list led by former municipal councilor Dominique Bavoil (unlabeled), who won 34,4% of the vote. (20 seats), and ahead of the list led by Jean-Louis Binick (without label), who obtained 31,87%. This partial municipal election was caused by the resignation of 16 elected officials, including nine from the local majority, in disagreement with Mayor Agathe Becker (DVD).

Unlike last week, when congratulatory press releases were published very early in the evening, La République en Marche reacted with a simple tweet this Sunday, affirming that "appointment is taken for the continuation". Contacted by Le Figaro, the general delegate of the movement, Christophe Castaner, remained unreachable. The height of irony: he did publish a message of congratulations on Sunday evening on Twitter… But this one was addressed to the new boss of the Republicans, Laurent Wauquiez.


Source: The Republic on the move fails to win two new town halls

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