2024 legislative elections: after several days of reflection, the Macron camp invests three candidates in Aude

2024 legislative elections: after several days of reflection, the Macron camp invests three candidates in Aude
2024 legislative elections: after several days of reflection, the Macron camp invests three candidates in Aude

After several days of reflection, the presidential majority invested its three candidates in the constituencies of Aude. White smoke which was slow to arrive in the department. Review.

They will therefore be three to represent the outgoing majority of President Emmanuel Macron under the label “Together for the Republic” in the constituencies of Aude. The Macron camp has invested Jean-Claude Perez (1st district), Christine Breyton (2nd district) and Sylvie Sorel-Lestin (3rd district). This last investiture was particularly long-awaited because the potential candidates from “Together for the Republic” were numerous: first Philippe Besset, departmental delegate of the Radical party, then Didier Combis, former senatorial candidate, who had applied. .

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It is ultimately Sylvie Sorel-Lestin who will be the candidate of the presidential majority in the 3rd constituency of Aude. Unknown to the Aude political world, she will defend, during these two weeks of campaigning, a weakened majority camp in the aftermath of the European elections during which the National Rally was largely victorious. The formalization of his candidacy was also delayed because Emmanuel Macron’s camp would have hesitated to send a candidate against Philippe Andrieu, mayor of Cépie and socialist regional councilor, invested by the new Popular Front. The trigger would ultimately have been the presence of Philippe Poutou. Surprise candidacy in the first constituency of Aude which would have pushed the Renaissance authorities to be present in each constituency of Aude.

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Christine Breyton officially invested

In the 2nd district, there was little doubt about the candidacy of Christine Breyton. The day after the dissolution of the lower house, the president of the Departmental Assembly of Renaissance confirmed in our columns that she was applying: “My candidacy is a candidacy against the RN. I come from the PS, I get along very well with the town hall of Narbonne, I am above all a Republican”she detailed.

For his part, Jean-Claude Perez, former mayor of Carcassonne and socialist deputy, was invested by the outgoing majority without being included in Renaissance.

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