The results of the first round of French legislative elections abroad (and therefore in Switzerland) are beginning to fall

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 the numbers of many polling stations are also known.

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.

The outgoing candidate, Joachim Son-Forget, who was expelled from the presidential majority due to much controversy, presented himself as an independent. It should be largely eliminated in this first round according to these partial results.

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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.

Valls eliminated

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, the former prime minister who failed to get elected in the municipal elections in Barcelona announced his defeat in this first round: “If dissent and division have caused confusion, I can not ignore my score and the fact that my candidacy was not convincing, ”he wrote on Twitter before calling for a second-round dam to the Nupes candidate who came out on top according to his lineup.

The left and many netizens rejoiced greatly at the rout of the man who had become the incarnation of the Socialists who had joined the center and Emmanuel Macron. Stéphane Vojetta, the outgoing MP wearing the colors of La République en marche (LREM), had decided to stay in the face of this “parachuting”. Indicating on his Twitter account that he qualified for the second round, he called on the presidential majority on Sunday night to reunite behind his candidacy. At the end of the evening, Manuel Valls tweeted “Goodbye Twitter” and then closed his account.


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