Who are the LR candidates for the parliamentary elections in Hauts-de-Seine?

Republicans have invested 10 candidates in the 2022 parliamentary elections in Hauts-de-Seine. (© Illustration / MC Nouvellon)

They lost territory to the presidential majority. In 2017 Republicans (LR) was swept away by the wave of La République en Marche (LREM) in Hauts-de-Seine, which elected a majority of deputies from Emmanuel Macron’s party.

In 2022, only 10 LR candidates will stand for election to the Folketing on Sunday 12 and 19 June out of the 13 constituencies in the department.

Hauts-de-Seine, the historic stronghold of the Republicans

Until Emmanuel Macron and LREM came to the French political landscape, the LRs were at home in Hauts-de-Seine. Fortress for many political figures of the party, from Charles Pasqua to Nicolas Sarkozy via Patrick Balkany, the territory seemed acquired by the right-wing party, which at the time had a majority in the country.

As head of LR in 2017, François Fillon is seeking the post of head of state. Despite the eponymous case involving suspicion of fictitious jobs spraying him, the candidate gathers 29.14% of the vote in Hauts-de-Seine and stands behind Emmanuel Macron. The latter scores 32.3%. A first earthquake in the Hauts-de-Seine LR galaxy.

Tumble in Hauts-de-Seine

At the elections 2017 legislativefollowing the election of Emmanuel Macron as President of the Republic Hauts-de-Seine cliffs. A majority of LREM deputies are sent to the National Assembly by Altosequanese voters.

In the April 2022 presidential election, it is tumble. LR candidate Valérie Pécresse has the party’s worst score in Hauts-de-Seine (8.03%), however, twice as many votes obtained nationally (4.78%). Again, Emmanuel Macron is placed at the head of the electorate.

Reclaim the territory

In this context, it is difficult to imagine that Les Républicains will win the ballot in the Chamber. The LR deputies elected in 2017 have both changed cream house; if Thierry Solère does not represent himself, Constance Le Grip first campaigned for Valérie Pécresse in the 2022 presidential election before joining Emmanuel Macron’s camp after the second round.

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Only 10 candidates are invested by LR, which has struggled to reach agreement with the UDI, in the 13 constituencies.

The 10 LR candidates in Hauts-de-Seine

However, several party figures, well-established in the department and who already have political posts, are engaged in the battle for the parliamentary elections. Philippe JuvinMayor of La Garenne-Colombes, line up in 3ᵉ (Bois-Colombes, Courbevoie, La Garenne-Colombes). Marie-Do AeschlimannVice-President of the Île-de-France region and Vice-Mayor of Asnières-sur-Seine, was invested in the 2ᵉ district (Colombes-Sud, Asnières-sur-Seine North and South).

In 5ᵉ (Clichy, Levallois-Perret) it is the deputy mayor of Levallois-Perret Pierre Chassat running for an alternate. Xabi ElizagoyenHauts-de-Seine Departmental Council and Deputy Mayor of Rueil-Malmaison, meanwhile, is working on the 7th District (Garches, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Cloud). Pascal LouapDeputy Mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt, running in 9ᵉ (Boulogne-Billancourt Northeast, Northwest and South).

Benoit Blot, Deputy Mayor of Plessis-Robinson, is a candidate in the 12ᵉ District (Châtillon, Clamart, Fontenay-aux-Roses, Le Plessis-Robinson). Municipal councilor in Sceaux, Numa Isnard led campaign in 13ᵉ (Antony, Bourg-la-Reine, Châtenay-Malabry, Sceaux). Abdelaziz BentajDeputy Mayor of Villeneuve-la-Garenne, is a candidate in the 1st constituency.

Patrick Pessis, the party delegate in Neuilly-sur-Seine, was invested in the difficult 6th constituency (Neuilly-sur-Seine, Puteaux). Finally, Cecile RichezDeputy Director-General and Director of Communications for Republicans, is a graduate of the 8th District (Meudon, Sèvres, Chaville).

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