Size of electoral signs, use of logo: the campaign is tense in the constituency of Drancy

Size of electoral signs, use of logo: the campaign is tense in the constituency of Drancy
Size of electoral signs, use of logo: the campaign is tense in the constituency of Drancy

Less than ten days before the first round of the early legislative elections, tempers are heating up in the 5th constituency of Seine-Saint-Denis (Le Bourget, Bobigny, Drancy). Candidate, the mayor of Drancy Aude Lagarde (UDI) published a press release this Friday accusing Abdel Sadi, her counterpart from Bobigny (PCF) and deputy of the outgoing MP Raquel Garrido (LFI), of “political maneuver”.

“Already five days have passed since the start of the official campaign and we deplore that the municipality of Bobigny deliberately remains in total illegality,” writes Aude Lagarde. Under article L-47A of the electoral code, the municipality should have had the eight panels intended for each of the eight candidacies officially declared to the prefecture of Seine-Saint-Denis. »

The mayor of Drancy notes that Abdel Sadi “was content to leave the European election signs in place, thus sowing confusion in the minds of voters”. “He thus prevents the various candidates from making themselves known and thereby grants himself a scandalous electoral advantage,” she denounces.

Aude Lagarde had a bailiff’s report drawn up and wrote to the public prosecutor of Bobigny and the prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis to alert them. “This unfair advantage is increased by the fact that the electoral panels put up for the European elections were in fact half-panels,” she relates in her letters. Supposing that we wanted to put our posters on panels no. 3 of the European elections, we would not have the surface area normally provided for by laws and regulations. »

“Official propaganda material must not suffer from any ambiguity in its sincerity”

Contacted, the municipality of Bobigny denies the accusations of the mayor of Drancy. “The European panels are still in place, so the candidates can put up their posters,” assures Abdel Sadi’s office. We’re just behind on numbering the signs. »

The city assures that the “half-panels” do not prevent the candidates from sticking their propaganda: “We separated the panels in two with tape for the Europeans because there were 38 lists, but nothing prevents the eight candidates to use the entire panels this time. This is also what the UDI teams did at Le Bourget (Editor’s note: city whose mayor supports Aude Lagarde), where the panels were also divided in two. But this obviously did not make Aude Lagarde react. »

On the same day, the candidate of the New Popular Front (NFP) Aly Diouara took offense on . Although she is supported by several figures from the NFP, the former parliamentarian did not obtain the nomination of France Insoumise in this constituency, which she won in 2022 from Jean-Christophe Lagarde (UDI).

“She uses the logo on these posters and on her profession of faith,” deplores Aly Diouara to the Parisian. Official propaganda material must not suffer from any ambiguity in its sincerity. » The candidate says he sent a formal notice to Raquel Garrido and referred the matter to the administrative court. Contacted this Friday afternoon, the latter could not be reached.

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