A voter puts his ballot in the ballot box in a polling station in Quintin, in the CÃ´tes d’Armor, for the regional elections, December 13, 2015 – FRED TANNEAU © 2019 AFP
Four partial legislative elections are scheduled for Sunday in Pas-de-Calais, Oise, Paris and Indre-et-Loire, which could serve as a test before the regional and the departments at the end of June .
The partial legislative in the 6th district of Pas-de-Calais, postponed three times for health reasons, will be a test for the majority before the regional ones, opposing Minister Brigitte Bourguignon to five opponents, including candidates LR, RN, or even PS, his former party.
Brigitte Bourguignon was first elected in 2012 under the PS label against the UMP, before joining LaREM and being re-elected in 2017 with 60.84 % of votes in the second round, against candidate RN Marie-Christine Bourgeois.
Following the sudden death of the deputy of the first constituency of the Oise, Olivier Dassault, in March, another partial legislative with an uncertain outcome will split at the same time – May 30 and June 6 – his nephew Victor Habert-Dassault, appointed by LR but widely accused of “parachuting”, and seven rivals.
In total, eight candidates clash in this deserved territory, marked by the melting of public services and the anger of the “yellow vests”, where Marine Le Pen had arrived at the head of the second round of the 2017 presidential race. Including the very established Claire Marais-Beuil (RN) and Dominique Renard (DLF), or the LaREM Karim Lamaaizi.
In Paris, in the 20th arrondissement, voters choose the successor to socialist George Pau-Langevin who resigned in November to become the assistant to the Defender of Rights Claire HÃ © don.
In the running in this 15th district to defend the only PS seat in the capital, Lamia El Aaraje, the faithful of Anne Hidalgo, faces seven other candidates including the ecologist Antoinette Guhl and Danielle Simonnet (La France insoumise, LFI).
In the third constituency of Indre-et-Loire, which includes Loches and the south of the Touraine agglomeration, the election is held after the resignation of the UDI Sophie Auconie for reasons health.
The former deputy, who had taken the post from former socialist minister Marisol Touraine in 2017, gave her support to Sophie Métadier, invested by the UDI and LR. LaREM also provided support to the current mayor of Beaulieu-lÃ¨s-Loche.