in Isère, misery for Olivier Véran – Libération

in Isère, misery for Olivier Véran – Libération
in Isère, misery for Olivier Véran – Libération
2024 legislative electionsdossier

Far behind in the first round by the NFP and closely followed by the RN in a three-way race, the former Minister of Health was starting from too far behind to keep his seat in the first constituency of Isère.

His reputation as a former Minister of Health and his local roots were not enough to ensure his victory. Former Minister of Health Olivier Véran, outgoing MP for the first constituency of Isère, was unable to save the seat he had held since 2017. With 40.24% of the vote in the second round, he was beaten in the nick of time by his rival from the New Popular Front, Hugo Prévost (42.35%), a 24-year-old economics student, trade unionist and community activist for around ten years. In this three-way race, in which he was in an unfavourable position, he nevertheless exceeded the score of LR-RN candidate Alexandre Lacroix (17.41%).

In the first round on June 30, the former government spokesman, who had campaigned without a label and without any mention of the outgoing majority Ensemble, had to face a first setback: with 33.62% of the vote, he came in more than 6 points behind the candidate of the New Popular Front. Alexandre Lacroix, candidate on behalf of the alliance of the contested president of LR Eric Ciotti with the RN, had managed to qualify for the second round with a score of 18.34%. “The second round of all dangers for Véran”, warned the regional daily The Dauphiné liberated the day after the election. A danger that has now turned into defeat.

During the last legislative elections in 2022, Olivier Véran, a former neurologist now retrained in aesthetic medicine, was nevertheless easily elected a second time as a member of parliament in his native Isère with 55.53% of the vote in the second round, against the LFI candidate of Nupes Salomé Robin (44.47%). In 2017, the former minister also won without surprise against his right-wing rival with more than 68% of the vote in the second round. Since leaving the government in January, after the ministerial reshuffle of which he was the victim, he had once again regained his place as a member of parliament for the first constituency of Isère.

As soon as they are published by the Ministry of the Interior, find all the results by constituency of the second round of the 2024 legislative elections on the Libération website.

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