These municipal elections were marked by a green wave in several big cities, where the presidential party recorded many defeats despite the success of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
Environmentalists will notably take over Lyon and Marseille, the two largest French provincial cities, and are also given the lead in Bordeaux. Near Switzerland, Besançon and Annecy would also become environmentalists.
“What has won tonight, it seems to me, is the desire for a concrete ecology, an ecology in action”, “a hope around a beautiful project”, thus welcomed the EELV MEP Yannick Jadot on TF1, while party spokesperson Eva Sas spoke on France 2 of “a green wave rising in France”.
Paris – Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo re-elected
The outgoing socialist mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo clearly won the second round of municipal elections with 50.2% of the vote, according to Harris estimates published on Sunday.
The outgoing ahead of the candidate of the party The Republicans Rachida Dati (32%) and that of the presidential party, The Republic on the march, Agnès Buzyn (16%), according to these estimates.
Le Havre: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe wins
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who had not endorsed the LREM label, easily won the election in the port city of Le Havre with 59% of the vote. He welcomed a “clear” result and an “act of confidence”.
Emmanuel Macron had Edouard Philippe on the phone to congratulate him on “his great victory” in Le Havre, said a source in the presidency. The two men are to meet head-to-head on Monday to decide the Prime Minister’s future.
The abstention rate was 58% in this port city which had swung to the right in 1995 after three decades of PCF mayor.
Perpignan: the National Gathering comes to power
The candidate of the National Rally Louis Aliot wins in Perpignan with 53.1 to 54% of the votes, according to estimates by three polling institutes. He welcomed the end of a “system”.
The patron of the National Rally Marine Le Pen welcomed a “real big victory” for her party in the municipal elections, seeing it as a “real click”.
“This is not only a symbolic victory, it is a real trigger, because we will also be able to demonstrate that we are capable of managing large communities,” she said on TF1, after the victory of Louis Aliot in Perpignan.
Lyon: Comfortable advance for ecologist Doucet
The ecologist Grégory Doucet is well ahead in Lyon with more than 50% of the vote and more than 20 points ahead of his opponents, according to three polling institutes.
At the head of an EELV-PS-PCF-LFI coalition, he collected 53.5% of the votes, ahead of Yann Cucherat (DVC-LR) 30.5% and Georges Képénékian (LREM diss, PRG) 16%, according to surveys.
Marseille: Ecologist Rubirola largely in the lead
The candidate of the union of the left forces and environmentalists Michèle Rubirola would win in Marseille, a city led by the right for a quarter of a century, with 39.9% of the votes according to a Harris interactive poll for TF1, LCI and RTL .
A doctor by profession, the ecologist at the head of the “Printemps marseillais” had created surprise by arriving in the lead in the first round of the municipal elections, ahead of the candidate Les Républicains Martine Vassal.
Lille: Martine Aubry (PS) wins on the wire before the Greens
The socialist mayor of Lille Martine Aubry won with a short head, ahead “of about 200 votes” her environmental competitor Stéphane Baly, announced his entourage.
The suspense lasted a good part of the beginning of the evening, the polls giving the two candidates neck and neck, largely in front of the macronist candidate Violette Spillebout.
Bordeaux: Ecologist Hurmic just ahead of Florian (LR / LREM)
The ecologist Pierre Hurmic is a short head ahead of the outgoing mayor LR Nicolas Florian, supported by LREM, in Bordeaux, according to two estimates.
After 73 years of right-wing mayor elections in the first round, the ecologist, supported in particular by the PS and the PCF, won with between 45.6 and 46.8% ahead of Florian (43.2-44, 6%), considered Macron-compatible, according to Harris Interactive and Ipsos-Sopra Steria. In third position, Philippe Poutou (NPA) received just under 10% of the vote.
Strasbourg: Ecologist Barseghian largely ahead of candidate LREM
The ecologist Jeanne Barseghian has outstripped the LREM candidate Alain Fontanel, supported by the right, in the second round of the municipal elections in Strasbourg, according to an Ipsos-Sopra Steria estimate.
The ecologist obtained 42.5% of the votes against 34.3% for Mr. Fontanel. Socialist Catherine Trautmann comes in third with 23.2% of the vote, according to this estimate.
Nice: Christian Estrosi claims his victory in Nice
The outgoing mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi (Les Républicains) has claimed victory in his city, where he claims to have “largely” surpassed the Nice ecological list and the National Rally.
“At the end of this second round, it is up to me to proclaim the almost final results (…). The list that I had the honor of leading came largely in the lead with 59.3%” of the votes cast “, a “He announced on the forecourt of the town hall. According to Christian Estrosi, the Nice Ecological list achieved 19.4% and that of the National Rally 21.3%. Participation was limited to 27.8%
Pau: François Bayrou re-elected
The president of MoDem François Bayrou was re-elected mayor of Pau by winning Sunday in the second round of municipal elections, according to an estimate.
According to Ifop Fiducial for M6 and Sud Radio, the former centrist minister was re-elected with 55.5% of the vote against Jérôme Marbot (PS, 44.5%).
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