In Lille, the rebellious Aurélien Le Coq succeeds Adrien Quatennens – Libération

In Lille, the rebellious Aurélien Le Coq succeeds Adrien Quatennens – Libération
In Lille, the rebellious Aurélien Le Coq succeeds Adrien Quatennens – Libération
2024 legislative electionsdossier

With 75.49% of the vote, the leader of the Young Insoumis, invested by the New Popular Front, largely beat the RN candidate Carole Leclercq in the first constituency of the North.

Full of twists and turns, the legislative campaign in the first constituency of the North has crowned Aurélien Le Coq. The LFI candidate, invested by the New Popular Front in these districts of the center and south of Lille, was elected with 75.49% of the vote. Co-leader of the national movement of the Young Insoumis, Aurélien Le Coq had gathered 44.2% of the vote at the end of the first round. Opposite, his National Front competitor Carole Leclercq was distanced, with 18.1% of the vote. This Sunday, the RN candidate obtained 24.51% of the vote.

But if, in these lands anchored on the left since 1997, the election has caused so much talk, it is because it was Adrien Quatennens, outgoing deputy convicted in 2022 for domestic violence against his ex-partner, who had initially been invested by LFI, provoking the anger of feminist activists, as well as some of the left-wing allies. Faced with the candidacy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s protégé, Amy Bah, president of the Lille committee of the feminist association Nous Toutes and parliamentary assistant to Raquel Garrido before the dissolution of the Assembly, had tried to obtain the investiture of the other parties of the New Popular Front. In vain. And when, faced with the devastating symbol for LFI that his candidacy sent, the outgoing member finally threw in the towel, it was his former campaign manager, Aurélien Le Coq, who had been chosen by the rebels to take over. Amy Bah had nevertheless maintained her candidacy, supported by local left-wing figures such as Martine Aubry, and captured 8.8% of the vote.

Despite the gap between the rebellious candidate and the National Front candidate, Jordan Bardella’s party has made a significant breakthrough in this territory: it is in fact the first time that the RN has reached the second round in the constituency held by Pierre Mauroy. The Macronist representative, Vanessa Duhamel, had been eliminated in the first round.

As soon as they are published by the Ministry of the Interior, find all the results by constituency of the first round of the 2024 legislative elections on the site of Release.

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