Vincent Jeanbrun dethrones Rachel Keke in Val-de-Marne

Vincent Jeanbrun dethrones Rachel Keke in Val-de-Marne
Vincent Jeanbrun dethrones Rachel Keke in Val-de-Marne

MP Vincent Jeanbrun.

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Vincent Jeanbrun, Les Républicains (LR) mayor of L’Haÿ-les-Roses, was elected deputy for the 7th constituency of Val-de-Marne, defeating the outgoing deputy of La France Insoumise (LFI), Rachel Keke. This election comes a year after his home was attacked during the riots of summer 2023.

Jeanbrun, a member of the UMP since 2004, had swung L’Haÿ-les-Roses to the right in 2014, a first under the Fifth Republic. At the age of 40, he was the youngest mayor of a town of more than 30,000 inhabitants.

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His national prominence grew in the summer of 2023, when France was rocked by riots after Nahel was killed by a police officer. His home was attacked with a car, injuring his wife as she fled with their two children. Since then, as a spokesman for Les Républicains, Jeanbrun has spoken frequently on the government’s response to the riots.

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During the second round campaign, he strongly criticized Rachel Keke, who had been elected in the first round in 2022, while Jeanbrun only came third, behind the Macronist candidate Roxana Maracineanu, former Minister of Sports.

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