The arrival of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne in the lead in the 6th constituency and that of an RN candidate in the 3rd marked the first round of legislative elections in Calvados on Sunday, June 12. Coming in first with 34.32% of the vote, the Prime Minister will face in the second round a 22-year-old Nupes-LFI candidate, Noé Gauchard, who won 24.53% of the vote.

Elisabeth Borne denies being parachuted into this constituency where she is running for the first time and where LREM had won 37.01% in the first round of the 2017 legislative elections. In the evening, the head of government estimated that Together, arrived neck and neck with the union of the left, according to the polls, was the “only political force capable of obtaining a majority” in the Assembly next Sunday in the second round. As abstention hits an all-time high, “our first collective duty is to roll back abstention,” she said from Ensemble’s campaign headquarters.

The outgoing majority of Emmanuel Macron and the left-wing coalition (Nupes) led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon immediately began their duel between the two rounds of the legislative elections, after having largely dominated the first round in front of the National Rally (RN ) and the right. From 8 p.m., the representatives of Nupes, neck and neck in voice in front of the outgoing majority, challenged the projections providing for a majority of seats for the supporters of Emmanuel Macron at the end of the second round, Sunday, June 19 .