Funny victories … PS If the three ministers involved in the struggle at these departmental elections each won their canton Sunday 29 March, only Ségolène Neuville can really celebrate. The Secretary of State for Disability and the fight against exclusion contributed to its success by 56.3% against a FN pairs, to maintain the Pyrénées Orientales left. PS, emerged as the winner of the 7 Triangular this department, can say thank you to the far-right party that was held in 16 districts of 17 after Glane 31.4% of the votes in the first round.
The situation is much less rosy for the Minister of Sports, Youth and the City. Certainly Patrick Kanner wins against the FN in the canton of Lille-5 with 59.6% of the vote, but his score is much lower than in 2011 (68.4%). Especially one who was president of the Northern Department until his appointment to the government in August 2014, sees what socialist stronghold to fall sharply to the right. Townships located in socialist cities always like Armentieres Fourmies or Maubeuge, go from pink to blue. An earthquake in the land ch’ti!
The situation is equally bleak for André Vallini in Isère. The Secretary of State for Territorial Reform has certainly earned his township of Tullins by 64.6% of the vote against him as a FN pairs, but this department is also lost for the PS. The Minister had fought for and won in 2001 before handing over to Alain Cottalorda last year when he became minister. Winner by 63.1% of the vote in the canton of Bièvre, Jean-Pierre Barbier already eyeing the presidency.
The three ministers probably save them morocco if government reshuffle. But victory is inglorious, including André Vallini a carrier of a difficult and decried territorial reform. As for Patrick Kanner, the main satisfaction will improve its status as new leader of the Socialist Party in the North and to bisquer Martine Aubry rage, her new best enemy. Strange satisfaction in that electoral rout.
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