The French went to the polls this Sunday, June 12 in the first round of the 2022 legislative elections. From 7 p.m., La Libre took note of the first projections concerning the results of this election, which would be won by the Nupes (New Popular Union ecological and social, led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon) and by Ensemble (the macronie coalition). Nupes is currently slightly ahead of the presidential coalition, according to the latest projections of the results of the first round of the 2022 French legislative elections, according to the polling institute Ipsos-Sopra Steria.
According to these projections, some candidates faced great disappointment in this first round.
Former presidential candidate Eric Zemmour is beaten in the first round
The disappointment is great for Eric Zemmour. The president of the Reconquest party fails to pass the first round of the French legislative elections in the Var. The former CNews polemicist is preceded by the candidate of the presidential coalition Sereine Mauborgne (28.2%) and the candidate of the National Rally Philippe Lottiaux (24.03%), according to the first projections. Zemmour totals 22.8% of the vote.
Former Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer does not pass through Loiret
Former Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer (LREM) was beaten in the first round of these French legislative elections, according to projections. The candidate in Loiret is currently ahead of his counterparts from the National Rally (Thomas Ménagé) and Nupes (Bruno Nottin). “I am sad to see the results, not only for me but also for the push of radicalism,” he commented.
Guillaume Peltier (Reconquest!) eliminated
Guillaume Peltier (Reconquest!) loses his seat in the National Assembly. According to the first projections, it is the RN candidate Roger Chudeau (24%) who wins in the 2nd constituency of Loir-et-Cher. In second place, we find Emmanuelle Chaplault (20.3%). Guillaume Peltier, whose departure from the Republicans in favor of Zemmour’s party had caused a lot of ink to flow, would have won 14% of the vote. “I lost my seat as a deputy but I won honor by preferring the panache of convictions to the comfort of a career,” he reacted on Twitter.