Reims – Legislative elections – Incumbent Xavier Albertini threatened by Adrien Mexis (LR-RN) in the 1st constituency of Marne

Reims – Legislative elections – Incumbent Xavier Albertini threatened by Adrien Mexis (LR-RN) in the 1st constituency of Marne
Reims – Legislative elections – Incumbent Xavier Albertini threatened by Adrien Mexis (LR-RN) in the 1st constituency of Marne

politics – Reims – Legislative elections


Published at 06:00

Adrien Mexis (various right) and Xavier Albertini (Horizons). (© )

Elected two years ago against the environmentalist Évelyne Bourgoin, the incumbent Xavier Albertini (Horizons) will this time face Adrien Mexis, a member of the Republicans supported by the National Rally, in the second round. This employee of the European Commission, former chief of staff of the FN mayor of the 7th sector of Marseille, has “many friends in Reims”, where he has been coming since he was “very young”, but his local roots remain limited. This did not prevent him from coming out on top with 37.3% of the vote in the first round.
“With my local presence, I am doing better than the national average of candidates from the former presidential majority,” notes Xavier Albertini (33.84%). “The difference with is not excessively large, it galvanizes the people around me.” On the contrary, Adrien Mexis speaks of a “great republican surge” in favor of the RN. “We are the ones who have been given the responsibility of alternating with Macronism,” believes the candidate. Voters are aware that we are the only ones who can have a stable majority and build a real alternation. To be well represented, the inhabitants of the Marne need a deputy who belongs to the future majority.” At the local level, he intends to “support producers” and defend “fair but open competition, without excessive protectionism.”
Xavier Albertini is well aware that his camp will lose the majority, but the former deputy of Arnaud Robinet says he is “preparing for change” in the event of victory on July 7. “I appeal to those who think that I represent more the republican, humanist and social values ​​of the right and the center right, rather than someone who arrives, who has never been in the sector and who imposes national reflections on local realities.” Despite this dig, the outgoing president assures that he has “always refused to denigrate the elected representatives of the RN. We must fight ideas, but have the respect of our adversaries.”
Adrien Mexis also wants to be reassuring about the program supported by the extreme right. “I refute this term of extremism and xenophobia,” he retorts. Our program is clear: wherever you come from, you have to respect France. We want to be a quiet force, but in the budgetary situation we are in, national solidarity must be refocused, we no longer have the means to set up a social window for the entire world.”
The important score obtained by the representative of the New Popular Front, Evelyne Bourgoin (27.05%), who withdrew Monday morning by calling to vote for Xavier Albertini, will be the key to the vote. “I thanked him, it is a courage that is not self-evident, appreciates the main person concerned. If I am elected, I undertake to discuss the issues that are close to his heart, on ecology or social issues for example, and that I could bring to the National Assembly.”

Simon Ksiazenicki

The results of the first round: Adrien Mexis (various right) 37.3%; Xavier Albertini (Ensemble) 33.84%; Evelyne Bourgoin (union of the left) 27.05%; Vincent Varlet (extreme left) 1.8%.

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