2024 Legislative Elections: Who are the 14 candidates from the presidential camp who did not withdraw in the second round against the RN?

2024 Legislative Elections: Who are the 14 candidates from the presidential camp who did not withdraw in the second round against the RN?
2024 Legislative Elections: Who are the 14 candidates from the presidential camp who did not withdraw in the second round against the RN?

The multiple calls to withdraw to block the National Rally were not enough. Coming in third position in a three-way race after the first round of the legislative elections, 14 Ensemble candidates have maintained their candidacy for the second round with the prefecture, according to the official list of the Ministry of the Interior published this Wednesday.

Overview of these Macronists who, despite the presence of a candidate from the New Popular Front who is better placed in their constituency, have decided to stay in office at all costs, at the risk of facilitating the victory of the RN.

Graig Monetti (1st constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes)

Coming third in a closely watched constituency, Graig Monetti decided to stay in the race. The Horizons-Ensemble candidate, who won 22.79% of the vote in the first round, was beaten by the Insoumis Olivier Salerno (NFP – 26.62%) and the contested president of the Republicans Éric Ciotti (LR-RN, 41.04%).

“I believe that I am the only one capable of embodying the unity, the surpassing that can lead to defeating the extreme right,” he declared the day after the first round on the set of BFMTV. He claims on his X account that he embodies a “republican, serious, humanist path, which has decided to say no to the extremes of the right as well as the left.”

Although he came in behind the New Popular Front candidate in the first round, Graig Monetti called on the latter… to withdraw. “If Mr. Salerno really wants Mr. Ciotti to lose the election, I ask him again: withdraw,” he declared.

Anne-Laurence Petel (14th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône)

This is a maintenance that is causing a lot of noise in the Phocaean city and its surroundings. Arriving in third position in the 14th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône with 28.91% of the votes, behind the socialist David Ciot (NFP, 29.48%) and Gérault Verny (LR-RN, 31.65%), Anne-Laurence Petel (Renaissance – Ensemble) refused to withdraw from the race in the second round.

Here too, she believes she is the only candidate who can win back the votes of Republican voters. Criticized since Sunday, the candidate assures that “Gabriel Attal and Stéphane Séjourné”, leaders of her party, “gave her their agreement” to stay. On Tuesday, she denounced on France Bleu Provence “the digital harassment” she has suffered since the announcement of this decision. “For 24 hours we have received hundreds of messages from La France insoumise”, she affirmed on the local radio.

Florian Delrieu (9th constituency of Haute-Garonne)

An engineer at SNCF, Florian Delrieu is locally involved in the Youth with Macron and is running for the first time in the legislative elections. Coming third in the first round with 22.36% of the vote, he was beaten by the outgoing MP, the environmentalist Christine Arrighi, invested by the NFP (47.53%), and Caroline Beout for the RN (24.89%).

“I consider that I am in a position to maintain myself in order to also offer our electorate a voting solution in the second round which does not involve the extremes,” he justified himself on France Bleu Occitanie.

Huguette Tiegna (2nd constituency of Lot)

For her too, maintaining her candidacy “is the only real solution to block the RN now and in the long term”. Huguette Tiegna, who came third in the first round with 26.96% of the vote, had nevertheless been instructed to withdraw by her Renaissance party. She will indeed be a candidate in the second round, in a three-way race.

She will therefore be reunited with the two candidates who finished ahead of her last Sunday: Gérard Blanchet (RN – 30.38%) and Christophe Proença (New Popular Front – 38.22%). “I am firmly opposed to the extremes because I believe in a policy that brings people together, respects republican values ​​and seeks pragmatic solutions to complex problems and I believe in a policy that is inclusive,” she said on her X account a few days before the decisive vote.

Violette Salanon (2nd constituency of the North)

“To the voters of the Republican right in our territory, as well as to the voters of the Democratic left who do not find themselves behind the excesses of LFI, I want to reiterate my desire to bring together those who share our Republican values ​​to act in the service of everyone.” This is how Violette Salanon (Renaissance-Ensemble) tried, on her X account, to bring together voters behind maintaining her candidacy for the second round of the legislative elections.

At the end of the first round, the candidate of the outgoing majority finished in third position, with 20.77% of the vote. She was beaten by Philippe Gérard (RN – 21.89%) and the Insoumis Ugo Bernalicis (NFP – 47.31%).

Hervé Prononce (1st constituency of Puy-de-Dôme)

However, he is far behind his opponents. The candidate of the outgoing majority won 24.08% of the votes in the first round, which places him in third position behind the New Popular Front (38.14%) and the RN (27.50%).

But for the mayor of Cendre (Puy-de-Dôme), there is no question of withdrawing. “We had a meeting with the authorities of the Horizons party and we are in line with the line drawn by Édouard Philippe, who said that there should be no extremes, no LFI, no RN. If there had been a candidate from the Republican arc, for example a socialist, we would have withdrawn. But now, we have a Mélenchonist, Marianne Maximi, who I find increasingly harsh,” he defended himself to our colleagues at La Montagne.

Aude Luquet (1st constituency of Seine-et-Marne)

With 33.31% of the votes for Arnaud Saint-Martin (NFP-LFI), 32.95% for Théo Michel (LR-RN) and 29.04% for the outgoing MP Aude Luquet (MoDem), it will be a three-way race in the first Seine-et-Marne constituency.

“I made the decision to remain in agreement with the national MoDem because it is LFI that is in the lead. For two years, I have seen LFI deputies disrupt the Assembly. LFI is not the social, democratic, republican and responsible left,” she explained to Le Parisien this week.

“I receive a lot of messages from residents and elected officials asking me to be a moderate voice for our territory,” she said. In a column, 14 mayors (out of 23) in the constituency supported her during the first round, as well as 80 other elected officials.

Hubert de Jenlis (2nd constituency of the Somme)

The pressure mounted, but he did not give up. Hubert de Jenlis wanted to stay in the Somme and denounced “a campaign of harassment and intimidation” against him to push him to withdraw, underlines the Courrier Picard.

A petition was in fact launched to demand the withdrawal of Hubert de Jenlis, and it collected more than 2,300 signatures in a constituency of 77,000 voters.

In the first round, he obtained 25.23% of the votes, behind the rebellious candidate invested by the NFP (29.54%) and the RN (27.46%), while 1,000 votes separate the first two candidates. Several local leaders from the outgoing majority and the center also gave him their support with a view to his maintenance, notes France Bleu Picardie.

Ilias Nagnonhou (4th constituency of Vendée)

This is one of the rare quadrangular races in this election. In the 4th constituency of Vendée, Ilias Nagnonhou (Renaissance – Ensemble) finished third in the first round, with 18.46% of the vote. He narrowly beat Julie Mariel-Godard, the New Popular Front’s miscellaneous left candidate with 18.42%, but finished far behind the outgoing MP Véronique Besse (miscellaneous right) and the National Rally candidate Jacques Proux.

“It’s a disappointment,” he admitted to Ouest-France shortly after the first round, thus assuring that he would “continue the fight” until July 7 to defend his program.

Séverine Saint-Pé (1st constituency of Vienne)

Elected Horizons member of the Vienne departmental council, Séverine Saint-Pé also intends to influence the vote in the second round, while the RN only beat her by 43 votes on Sunday June 30.

“I am convinced that in some municipalities, the choice of the RN was more a choice by default than by conviction and I want to go and find these voters, try to convince them,” she insisted to France Bleu Poitou.

With 28.85% of the votes against 28.93% for the RN candidate, the two candidates for deputy are ahead of the environmentalist representative of the New Popular Front who won 33.14% of the votes.

Isabelle Négrier (1st constituency of Haute-Vienne)

It was through a message from her substitute on Facebook that Isabelle Négrier affirmed, despite her third position and calls to withdraw, that she was maintaining her candidacy for the second round of the legislative elections in the 1st constituency of Haute-Vienne.

“The Republican alternative is much more than the right and the left. It brings together all those who have not sold themselves to the extremism of Mélenchon or the irresponsibility of Marine Le Pen,” wrote Jean Valière-Vialeix on Monday, addressing his voters.

With 26.99% of the vote, Isabelle Négrier finished in third place in the first round, behind Camille Dos Santos De Olivieira (RN – 32.83%) and the Insoumis Damien Maudet (NFP – 36.94%).

Loïc Signor (3rd constituency of Val-de-Marne)

Former journalist on CNews, Loïc Signor left the news channel in 2022 to become spokesperson for Renaissance. For his first election as a candidate, he was tasked with competing in Louis Boyard’s constituency.

In the first round, the outgoing Insoumis MP came out on top with 42.17% of the vote, while the candidate supported by Éric Ciotti came second (27.31%). Loïc Signor qualified with 23.77% of the vote and is holding on, despite calls from the right to withdraw.

“My retention is a security” warned Loïc Signor in a press release published Monday. “The constituency will not fall into the hands of the National Rally,” he assured moreover. In our columns, he explained that “the rejection of Louis Boyard is such outside the districts” that he does not want to “take any risks”.

Emilie Chandler (1st constituency of Val-d’Oise)

The outgoing Renaissance Émilie Chandler also decided to hang on despite her third place. She obtained 25.5% of the votes behind the NFP which is at 30.8% and the RN in the lead with 33.6%.

“Your trust obliges me,” she wrote to her voters. “I need you all to build a bulwark against the RN and LFI (…) I am convinced that a third way exists.” An online petition was launched this Monday to ask her to withdraw, which she ultimately did not wish to do.

Dominique Despras (8th constituency of the Rhône), candidate in spite of himself

Quandrangulaire, episode 2, or almost. Just like Ilias Nagnonhou in Vendée, Dominique Despras (MoDem-Ensemble) came in third place, with 21.18% of the vote. He collected a few more votes than Nathalie Serre (LR), who qualified in fourth place with 20.66%. The two candidates did not wish to withdraw, although the National Rally candidate Jonathan Géry came in well ahead (33.46%), ahead of the socialist Anne Reymbaut (NFP – 22.75%).

After maintaining his candidacy and declaring himself at the prefecture, he finally turned the tables around 9pm this Tuesday evening by announcing that he was withdrawing from the quadrangular. In fact, his teams will not deliver his ballot papers to the offices, but voters remain free to write his name on plain paper. A “quadrangular”, in short.

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