It was the most indecisive ballot of the second round of regional. According to the first estimates, Renaud Muselier is however given well in the head this Sunday evening with 57.7% in front of Thierry Mariani (42.3%), according to the first estimates of Ipsos Sopra Steria for France Télévisions, Radio France and LCP-Assembly National / Public Senate. Welcoming the candidates who agreed to withdraw in the in-between rounds in the face of the RN threat, the re-elected president welcomed the fact that the “logic of unity” had won and “denied all the forecasts”. It is “the victory of all those who voted today, often beyond their political and ideological affiliations,” he added.
The entire week between rounds, there was total uncertainty in this region, arguably the only one that the National Rally could hope to win after its poor performance in the first round at the national level. In Paca, Thierry Mariani came first last Sunday at 36.38% against 31.91% for his opponent in the second round. The polls have given them neck and neck all week.
Until the end, the campaign for regional elections in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur looked like a soap opera. This was the case even before the first round, when a real alliance between the LR list of Renaud Muselier and that of La République en Marche was on the table. The outgoing president had finally contented himself with modifying his list at least, obtaining all the same the withdrawal of the list of the majority. And then there was the psychodrama after the first round, when the green candidate Jean-Laurent Felizia initially decided to stay in the second round, before changing his mind under pressure from the staffs of the left, to which their candidate risked making the RN win by behaving like this.
In 2015, the left had already preferred to step aside at the end of the first round, in an attempt to prevent Marion Maréchal Le Pen from seizing the region. It was ultimately Christian Estrosi who won, with 55.94% of the vote against 44.06% for the FN candidate. 123 regional councilor seats are at stake in this election, to be renewed or renewed on June 20 and 27.
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