The Benelux constituency is divided into three offices: Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg. If we look more closely at the result of that of Brussels, the two candidates arrived practically at equality, the left-wing candidate ahead of her rival by a few tens of votes. On the other hand, the candidate of Ensemble (coalition of the presidential majority) largely won in the office of Luxembourg which made the difference.
Clear alternative proposal
This duel in the Benelux between a candidate labeled Macron and a candidate from the new coalition built by Jean-Luc Mélenchon reflects what is expected in many other constituencies. The gathering of four left-wing parties (rebellious, socialists, ecologists and communists) within the Nupes has brought about a clear alternative proposal to the presidential majority, alongside the far-right of Marine Le Pen.
The presidential majority came out on top in the first round in most of the constituencies of French people living abroad. Nupes (New People’s Ecological and Social Union) qualified for the second round in 9 of the 11 constituencies, and is in the lead in two of them.
France and Europe
In the Benelux, internet voting is open for the second round until Wednesday June 15, but voters can also drop their ballot into the ballot box on Sunday 19 like other French people.
Very committed to European issues, Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade presents himself as “the right choice for France and Europe”. Socialist Cécilia Gondart defends the left-wing coalition “bearer of a real alternative” for “a social and ecological France and Europe”.
The issue of the majority
The Ensemble coalition, which supports the president, is fighting to retain its absolute majority in the National Assembly. If it does not reach the threshold of 289 seats, the implementation of Emmanuel Macron’s projects, on pensions in particular, would be particularly complicated.