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Legislative elections in Lot-et-Garonne: we take almost the same ones and start again

Legislative elections in Lot-et-Garonne: we take almost the same ones and start again
Legislative elections in Lot-et-Garonne: we take almost the same ones and start again

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If the second constituency seems promised to Hélène Laporte, the scenarios are more nebulous for the other two. On the first, Michel Lauzzana finds Sébastien Delbosq. On the third, Annick Cousin discovers a new opponent: Guillaume Lepers.

If the final outcome is expected to be undecided until Sunday evening, July 7, several elements of these new legislative elections in Lot-et-Garonne have a taste of déjà vu. Starting with the RN candidates in the three constituencies: exactly the same as in 2022. It is at the level of their competitors in the second round that there are some novelties.

Another repetition, Hélène Laporte should keep her place in the Chamber after having missed victory in the first round by a few dozen votes in the second constituency (49.31% of the votes). Facing her, Christophe Courrelongue, under the banner of the New Popular Front, will try to resist as best he can. He reached 26.89% of the ballots. Absolutely insufficient in the current state to fight. That is without counting on a serious boost that would give a little substance to his candidacy in the second round. When the results were announced, Jean-Marie Lenzi (Ensembles!) quickly made it known that he would personally call for a vote for Courrelongue. The national stance of the presidential majority – “Not a single vote for the RN”, hammered home Gabriel Attal, the Prime Minister, came to reinforce his approach. Far from being anecdotal when we know that Jean-Marie Lenzi obtained 21.99% of the votes. But certainly not enough to see Christophe Courrelongue scratch Hélène Laporte.

Very tight

One more similarity between 2022 and 2024 in the first constituency where Sébastien Delbosq (National Rally) will meet Michel Lauzzana (presidential majority) on Sunday. Two years ago, the latter came out on top in the first round. Yesterday, the RN candidate pulverized the outgoing MP: 43.11 against 28.41 of the votes respectively. A clear defeat for Michel Lauzzana who nevertheless fulfilled his first objective. To face the RN on July 7. “I am a local elected official. I am not afraid to go face to face with the people. I am the only one capable of beating the National Rally,” he reminded with conviction in these columns recently. He will be able and will have to count on the votes obtained by Paul Vo Van. Long clinging to the hope of second place for this first round of the legislative elections, the candidate of the New Popular Front had to resign himself to leaving the adventure and fully support Michel Lauzzana. It’s hard to imagine the final outcome. One thing is certain: it’s going to be very close and should be decided by a few hundred votes.

Former outcast absent from the podium

It will be the same for the third and final constituency. This time with something new. It will not be Annick Cousin of the RN, in pole position to regain her place in the National Assembly with her colossal score of 41.08%, but her opponent in the second round. It will not be about Jérôme Cahuzac, the former outcast who returned to his former lands to win the Grail. It will ultimately be a real disappointment for the former mayor of Villeneuve-sur-Lot who does not even reach the podium (14.46%). Nor will it be Xavier Czapla of the New Popular Front who takes third place (18.39%) and must therefore leave the way clear for Guillaume Lepers. The Villeneuvois councilor will have the difficult task of being the face of the Republican barrier on July 7. He is counting on the dynamics of an effective campaign to unite against Annick Cousin and thus regain a seat at the Palais Bourbon for the National Rally.

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