“Relieved”, Lionel Causse welcomes “a strongly expressed transfer of votes”

“Relieved”, Lionel Causse welcomes “a strongly expressed transfer of votes”
“Relieved”, Lionel Causse welcomes “a strongly expressed transfer of votes”

And three for Lionel Causse. As in 2017 and 2022, the candidate of the presidential majority defeated his opponent (with 52,064 votes, or 61.81%). Unlike his victory against Jean-Marc Lespade (Nupes) two years ago and Carole Dacharry (France Insoumise) he…

And three for Lionel Causse. As in 2017 and 2022, the candidate of the presidential majority defeated his opponent (with 52,064 votes, or 61.81%). Unlike his victory against Jean-Marc Lespade (Nupes) two years ago and Carole Dacharry (France Insoumise) seven years ago, the outgoing MP had to face a candidate who came out on top in the first round. Ludovic Biesbrouck, from the National Rally, had reached 32.60% on June 30 in the first round and, this Sunday, July 7, he failed with 38.19% (or 32,167 votes).

“I am relieved, it is the result of our work,” said the man from Seignanx in his Dax office and in front of a small crowd of activists. The transfer of votes from the Republican Front was strongly expressed in this second constituency. I am referring to the votes from the first round of Jean-Marc Lespade (28.43%, or 24,645 votes) of which I think a good part went in my favor. There was no loss along the way, that’s good.”

A vote of membership in the RN

With nearly 4,000 additional votes between the two rounds for the National Rally, it is difficult not to imagine a transfer of votes also in favor of Ludovic Biesbrouck (1), but this was not enough. However, never in the second constituency of Landes, the party today led by Jordan Bardella had crossed the threshold of the second round. Its highest score, achieved during the first round 2022 by the candidate Véronique Rivoire (16.11% of the votes cast), was doubled during its counterpart in 2024 (32.60%). “We must learn lessons from this, advocates Lionel Causse, and generally in the Landes. It is not just a vote of anger as one might think, it is a deep vote, of adhesion to the program of the National Rally.”

The re-elected MP would have felt it during his weeks of express campaigning. “I found a lot of concerns, more than anger. We must continue to rework on the territories. I had a lot of mayors, who had difficulty identifying the RN voters in their town. I have already raised awareness among some elected officials, and am preparing to work with each town, to find answers.”

(1) Contacted, Ludovic Biesbrouck did not respond to our requests.

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