the candidate of the Socialist party Karine Daniel won, Sunday, April 24 at second turn the by-election held in the third district of Loire-Atlantique to replace the national Assembly former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. With 55.4% of votes, ahead of his opponent Daniel Karine right Annereau Matthew (Republicans / UDI / Modem), which received 44.56% of votes in this constituency in the hands of the left for nearly forty years, during a ballot marked by a high abstention (74.2%).
“It is more than 55% in a difficult environment for the left. It was expected a tight score, we see that beyond to resist, the left sent a good performance “, welcomed the new member in the evening, surrounded by Jean-Marc Ayrault and Socialist mayor Nantes, Johanna Rolland.
a district listed on the left
Jean-Marc Ayrault was elected in this constituency for the first time thirty years ago, and there was easily re-elected six times, including three times in the first round, particularly in 2012, shortly after his accession as head of government. He then got 56.2% of votes. “To have been clear lead by the electors, it is a sign that is strong, it is the will that this district remains left even though there is still an effort to and a gathering of effort “, said earlier socialist minister.
on paper, Karine Daniel was leaving favorite because of the voice of reserves in this district listed on the left for more than forty years, but the refusal of the candidate of Europe Ecology-Greens, Jean-François Tallio – third in the first round with 17% of the vote – to give voting instructions left uncertain after the election. EELV said could not support “neither a right-wing candidate, supported by more or Henri Guaino Bruno Retailleau nor a socialist candidate who is a government that pushes the debate on nuclear power, which does not abandon the law El Khomri on work, the two political forces joining the regional council to vote evacuation of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes “.
the right candidate Matthew Annereau, current councilman opposition of Saint-Herblain, united in the first round with the UDI and MoDem, had only a small reserve of votes. He welcomed Sunday the results of the right and center “sharply higher in all territories of the district, especially in Saint-Herblain” , the former stronghold of Jean-Marc Ayrault.
Some Départementales in Meuse: victory for UDI against the FN
candidates UDI won Sunday April 24, partial departmental elections St. Mihiel (Meuse), the only canton of Lorraine removed by the FN in the county in March 2015, but the results were later invalidated. Candidates IDUs Denoyelle Sylvain and Marie-Christine Ton, got 57.8% of votes, against 42.2% for Marianne Prot Bruno Rota and the FN. The Socialist Federation of the Meuse, whose candidates were eliminated after the first round, had called “to block the far right” in the second. At 43.4%, the participation rate was slightly higher in the first round.
At the departmental March 2015, Bruno Rota and Marianne Prot had seized this township after a triangular with the UDI and PS, with only 26 votes ahead, or 1.4% of the vote. UDI candidates had contested the results, claiming that leaflets distributed just before the election, contain “Free and unfounded attacks” and they did not have, given the time available, the opportunity to respond. The Nancy Administrative Court upheld their annulling the vote.