Who will be the representative of the French in Switzerland in the National Assembly? The controversial campaign had left observers in the dark. The first answers are starting to fall from this Sunday night and the start of the first round count. The result of the electronic voting was revealed to observers around 9:30 p.m., and many polling stations are also full.
Unsurprisingly, Marc Ferracci, a close friend of Emmanuel Macron, a Swiss candidate for the legislature, comes out on top. Ultra-favorite given Emmanuel Macron’s score in the Swiss presidential election (about 45% in the first round and 82% in the second), the majority had nominated this renowned economist who has served in several cabinet ministers.
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But the real news of the day is that opposite, we should find Magali Mangin, the candidate of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. And this despite the internal crisis that prompted her deputy to call for a vote against her. Jean-Luc Mélenchon finished second in the first round of the presidential election in Switzerland with 18% of the vote. The fourth presidential seat was occupied by Yannick Jadot, the environmentalist candidate, now attached to the Nupes. So the new alliance of the left had every chance and the controversy does not seem to have disturbed the course of things too much in this first round.
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There should be no triangular in this constituency because you have to get at least 12.5% of registered voters (not voters) to be able to stay in the second round, which is difficult in an election where turnout is usually quite low, so it was only one opponent of Marc Ferracci who had to come out of the polls.
Switzerland and Liechtenstein make up the 6th constituency of French abroad , a week before their fellow citizens living in France. They were also able to vote online from Friday, May 27 to Wednesday, June 1. The second round will take place for everyone on June 19th.
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In the other constituencies, the elimination of Manuel Valls will be noted in that of Spain, Portugal and Monaco. Invested by the presidential majority in the 5th constituency of the French abroad, the former prime minister who had failed to get elected in the municipal elections in Barcelona in 2019 announced his elimination in the first round: “I take note of the results (…) If dissent and division have caused confusion, I cannot ignore my score and the fact that my candidacy was not convincing, ”he wrote on Twitter, calling for a second dam turn to the candidate of the Nupes.
1-I take note of the results on the 5th FDE circus. First of all, I would like to thank the voters who trusted me, and also welcome the commitment of my deputy. @ thierry_burt1 , our good score in Portugal owes him a lot. Thanks also to my entire campaign team.
– Manuel Valls (@manuelvalls) June 5, 2022
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