This Sunday, the inhabitants of the 6th district of Pas-de-Calais were called to the polls to elect their deputy. This first round was marked by a record abstention which, according to the partial results, benefited Brigitte Bourguignon. The candidate comes first with 37.4% of the vote.

“Yes! As she receives texts, the minister relaxes. “It’s stressful,” she says as a new message announces results in her favor. It’s not even 7:15 p.m. on the evening of this first round, and yet the first numbers are there. “It smells good,” she lets go with a smile on her lips and her eyes clouded with tears. It even ends up cracking. “Sorry, I think I’m tired. “

The campaign has been tough for the outgoing MP. “I’m relieved to see that everything but someone isn’t working, it’s not a project. During the campaign, the LREM candidate suffered the blows, mainly from her left. The Socialist Party represented by Bastien Marguerite-Garin had relied heavily on voters’ mistrust of the government.

But in the 6th district, the PS’s bet did not work out. According to the partial results communicated by the Pas-de-Calais prefecture shortly after 7 p.m., the outgoing candidate and her deputy Christophe Leclercq came out on top with 37.4% of the vote, quite well ahead of the candidate of the National Rally, Marie- Christine Bourgeois who obtains 23.3% of the votes. The Republicans candidate, Faustine Maliar, comes in third position with 19% ahead of Bastien Marguerite-Garin who obtains 11.2% of the vote.

And proof that at the Élysée, we were also following the results closely, Emmanuel Macron, in person, tried to contact the candidate without success. “Damn, President, I missed his call …”

“For the second round (Sunday Editor’s note), I will have two opponents the National Assembly and the abstention
», Decrypts Brigitte Bourguignon. This is the other result to take into account. The abstention was expected to be a record for this election. At 7:30 p.m., in the municipalities that had already communicated their results, out of the 18,255 registered, there were only 4,721 voters. In Desvres, there were “historic” abstention figures. The health crisis, the postponements and the arrival of new legislative elections in less than a year clearly did not convince the voters of the 6th to come …

Click on the purple pictograms in the map below to see the results in the eight main municipalities of the sixth district of Pas-de-Calais.