The Secretary of State in charge of the sea, Justine Benin, is on ballot after the first round of the legislative elections, marked by record abstention in the Antilles as in Saint-Pierre-et Miquelon.

Of the 4 constituencies of this overseas department, two outgoing deputies are in a favorable ballot: Justine Benin (2nd circ.), who plays her post of Secretary of State in charge of the Sea in the government, will oppose the second turn to the diverse-left candidate Christian Baptiste, and Olivier Serva (1st circ.), recently resigning from the presidential majority.

The 3rd constituency creates the surprise by putting the local leader of the RN, Rody Tolassy, ​​in front of the outgoing deputy Max Mathiasin, related to Modem.

In the second round of the presidential election Marine Le Pen had obtained almost 70% of the votes in Guadeloupe.

In the 4th district, the candidate supported by the PS, Elie Califer, mayor of the commune of Saint-Claude is ahead of Marie-Luce Penchard, Minister of Overseas Nicolas Sarkozy, supported in this election by Renaissance.

Turnout was low (25.31%, compared to 25.60% in the 1st round in 2017).

During this first round marked by strong abstention in the four constituencies, with a participation of 21.37%, against 26% in 2017, the only outgoing deputy to stand for re-election, Jean-Philippe Nilor (Democratic and Republican Left), was put on ballot by the former president of the local authority, Alfred Marie-Jeanne, 85, his former mentor.

The second round will see a far-left party Peyi-A, and Gran sanble pou matinik, the coalition led by the Mim, the Martinican independent movement of Alfred Marie Jeanne, clash in two other constituencies, while in the constituency of Fort-de-France a candidate supported by the Martinican Progressive Party, created by Aimé Césaire is on a ballot against a candidate Gran sanble pou matinik.

The outgoing Macronist deputy, Lénaïck Adam is in a favorable ballot against the trade unionist Davy Rimane, member of the Union of Guyanese Workers.

In the first constituency, from which Gabriel Serville (GDR deputy 2012-2021) had resigned to head the Guyana community, Yvane Goua, a figure in the voluntary sector, and spokesperson for the Trop Violans collective, born out of the turmoil of the demonstrations of 2017, will face Jean-Victor Castor, member of the Movement for Decolonization and Social Emancipation.

The participation rate is slightly up.

Outgoing deputy LR Claire Javois Guion-Firmin was eliminated in the first round. The second round will oppose the centrist Frantz Gumbs, former president of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin from 2009 to 2012 and current second vice-president of the territorial majority, to the Divers right Daniel Gibbs, former deputy from 2012 to 2017 and president of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin from 2017 to 2022.

The participation rate is very low, only 21.25% against 24.02% in 2017.

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The outgoing LREM deputy Stéphane Claireaux, did not represent himself. The second round will oppose the candidate of the local movement Archipel Demain, Stéphane Lenormand to Olivier Gaston close to the party of France Insoumise of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Here too the participation rate is down with 53.47% of registered voters having moved against 59.47% in 2017.


06/12/2022 12:44:18 – Miquelon (France) (AFP) – © 2022 AFP