Outgoing Member of Parliament Roland Lescure is today re-elected Member of Parliament for the 1st constituency of the French living abroad. Mr. Lescure is the Chairman of the National Assembly Finance Committee; he was also a spokesman for Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign and a possible minister.
First results: two candidates scored relatively tight in the polling stations, Mr. Lescure is in the lead, but at your electronics level, Roland Lescure is well in the lead:
Result of (only) electronic voting
We will present the overall result in a few minutes, but it is really a victory:
– Roland Lescure (Ensemble / LREM): 56.2%
– Florence Roger (NUPES / LFI): 43.8 %%
National score: Macronists in the lead, but without an absolute majority
The recently elected President of the Fifth Republic has never had such a small victory: Emmanuel Macron will not have an absolute majority, but “only” 210 to 250 deputies. The NUPES alliance is in second place, but has fewer members than expected: Jean-Luc Mélanchon will not be prime minister, as he had hoped, but will have 150 to 180 members. And it’s even the National Rally – which was not in the alliance – that will be the first opposition party (before the LFI): Marine Le Pen could have almost 100 members.
At the back, Les Républicains (LR) are a bit resistant. Needless to say, they had a large number of incumbents. They will probably be able to keep a group of 70 to 80 members.
This result is therefore serious for Emmanuel Macron, as some of his ministers and lieutenants failed tonight: Jean-Michel Blanquer, Christophe Castaner, Amélie de Monchalin, Brigitte Bourguignon and even the outgoing National Assembly President Richard Ferrand were not re-elected.