The National Rally takes the lead in Drouais – Dreux – 100% local

The National Rally takes the lead in Drouais – Dreux – 100% local
The National Rally takes the lead in Drouais – Dreux – 100% local

With 46,723 votes cast of the 75,563 registered voters in the 2nd constituency of Eure-et-Loir, the turnout reached 63.13% in the first round of the early legislative elections, this Sunday, June 30, 2024. The constituency, which has 90 municipalities, is used to high scores from the National Rally (RN) and even the National Front. This time, it did not escape the submersion caused by the RN wave which saw its candidates come first throughout Eure-et-Loir. Thus, the RN candidate Olivier Dubois, with 17,904 votes, won 38.32% of the votes cast, overtaking, for the first time, the outgoing LR deputy, Olivier Marleix, who collected 12,113 votes (25.93%).

Historically, the only legislative elections in which the far right had participated in Dreux and which it had won, date back to the by-elections of November 26, 1989. Marie-France Stirbois had obtained 42.5% of the votes cast in the first round. Thus, we can see a permanent leadership of the RN in this territory, and in particular in the rural part of the constituency. The second surprise comes from the strategy developed by the New Popular Front (NFP). The alliance of the socialists, the LFI, the ecologists, the communists and the various lefts allows the socialist Nadia Faveris (UG) to stick to the score of Olivier Marleix. The candidate came third with 11,956 (25.59%), only 147 votes separate her from Olivier Marleix. Florent Mazy (Ensemble!) collected 3,381 votes (7.24%), Béatrice Jaffrenou (EXG) obtained 535 votes (1.15%), Florence Rogé (Reconquête!) pocketed 477 votes (1.02%) and Adrien Denis (EXG) 357 votes (0.76%).

In this new political landscape in Dreux, the left is finding its colours in urban areas and neighbourhoods in the cities of Dreux and Vernouillet. For his part, the candidate of the presidential majority is in fourth position, calling for a vote in favour of MP Olivier Marleix. The same “republican commitment” on the part of the NFP, which is withdrawing from a certain three-way race by calling for a vote for the former boss of the LR MPs. Thus, on Sunday 7 July, voters will return to the polls for a face to face opposing Olivier Marleix (LR) to Olivier Dubois (NR).

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