Right consolidated its supremacy, Sunday, June 21, during the second round of partial municipal elections in the Hauts-de-Seine, Paris suburbs Department that sees its last socialist bastion disappear, Clichy.
Read: Day of municipal elections in Asnieres and Clichy-la-Garenne
Clichy-la-Garenne, it’s the end of decades of socialism: the list of Rémi Muzeau (Republicans-UDI-MoDem), substitute for Patrick Balkany in the National Assembly, won a resounding victory by winning 57.82% of the vote, far ahead of the Socialist Julien Perez (42.18%), ex-director Cabinet of the outgoing mayor Gilles Catoire, who led the city since 1985.
The president of Republicans, Nicolas Sarkozy, welcomed in a statement that “new great victory of the Republicans’ “confirms the success achieved for several weeks” by training, “the only one wearing credibility with the values of alternation” .
On behalf of the Republicans, I particularly address my congratulations to Remy Muzeau conquering Clichy-la-Garenne, led by the left for more than a century. With this symbolic victory, no more common in Hauts-de-Seine is no longer led by the Socialists.
Lack of Didier Schuller
Rémi has Muzeau certainly benefited from a desire to change and the absence of Didier Schuller, old hand in politics in the Hauts-de-Seine, who dreamed of conquering Clichy after crossing the desert and his conviction in a case of illegal financing his political activity. The latter, with UDI candidate label in 2014, added the UMP and Modem notices on its posters and newsletters “potentially depriving the Voice Modem-UMP list Mr. Muzeau” , the Council had considered State to justify the annulment of the election.
At Asnieres, bastion of right conquered by the left in 2008 but returned in 2014 by the UMP, Manuel Aeschlimann, head of LR list -UDI, wins again by a comfortable margin (56.10% of votes). After a rough campaign, he beat his best enemy, the Socialist Sébastien Pietrasanta (43.90%), the former mayor from 2008 to 2014. The election of 2014, which had resulted in only 70 votes apart between the two rivals had been invalidated due to “pressure” to vote UMP just outside several polling stations, without establishing the involvement of Mr. Aeschlimann.
This new electoral appointment shaped duels between the PS and Republicans reinforces the position of the former UMP for the regional 2015 “Two new & amp; beautiful Republican victories in the Hauts-de-Seine. More socialist mayor in the department #desirdalternance “, tweeted in the evening the candidate LR Valérie Pécresse regional Ile-de-France.
Pontault-Combault rest PS
In the Paris suburbs Department traditionally acquired the right, the elections in 2014 in Asnieres, Clichy-la-Garenne and Puteaux – where Joëlle Ceccaldi-Raynaud (The Republicans) was re-elected at the first round June 14 – had been canceled on May 11 by the State Council due to irregularities
Furthermore, in greater Paris, Pontault-Combault (Seine-et-Marne). , the former mayor PS Monique Delessart retained his seat at the end of the second round, garnering 36.76% of votes, ahead of his former deputy Cédric Pommot (27.86%), IDU-LR lists (21 , 27%) and the National Front (14.12%). The participation rate rose to 36.32%. The previous election was canceled following irregularities cited by Mr. Pommot its own bulletins.
In the East, the MP Anne Grommerch (Republicans) retains mayor of Thionville chair After the second round, beating more than seven points (53.74%) his Socialist rival and nemesis Bertrand Mertz (46.26%), who had led the second city of Moselle from 2008 to 2014.