Regional 2021: Ile-de-France and Pays de la Loire, these regions that the left wants to change

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By uniting in the second round of the regional, the left hopes to tip the Ile-de-France and the Pays de la Loire, where two outgoing right-wing presidents, Valérie Pécresse and Christelle Morancais, came first on Sunday at the first round.

While the left had many hopes in its unique list of union of all its forces, carried by Karima Delli in Hauts-de-France, it is finally in two other regions, Ile-de -France and the Pays de la Loire, which she hopes to surprise, Sunday, June 27, in the second round of regional.

“I think we can win seven regions next Sunday, five regions already held by the left [où les présidents PS sortants sont tous en tête, NDLR] and two regions, Pays de la Loire and Ile-de-France, where we can win, “said Monday, June 21, the first secretary of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, on RTL.

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In Ile-de-France, outgoing president Valérie Pécresse (Libres !, ex-LR) came out ahead in the first round (35.94%), ahead of RN Jordan Bardella (13.12%) and Julien Bayou ( 12.95%), which is ahead of Audrey Pulvar (11.07%) and Clémentine Autain (10.24%) on the left.

“There is a union which is in progress. The gathering is done”, affirmed, Monday morning on Franceinfo, the candidate EELV, Julien Bayou, about the negotiations started in the middle of the night in Paris to find an agreement of here Tuesday with the lists of Audrey Pulvar (PS) and Clémentine Autain (LFI / PCF).

The latter “said immediately to put themselves at the service of the rally,” said Julien Bayou for whom “there is a hope that the region will switch” in the second round at the end of a “very tight campaign”. “There is a huge chance,” he insisted.

As of Sunday evening, Clémentine Autain had recorded this gathering: “The alliance of the three lists led by Julien Bayou places us neck and neck with Valérie Pécresse. The victory is within our reach”, affirmed the candidate LFI-PCF.

If Audrey Pulvar did not go so far, saying to be “at the disposal” of the other two lists for “that we find together the path of a broad union of the left”, the PS mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, whose the former journalist is the deputy, had called “for a large gathering of left-wing forces and environmentalists” alongside Julien Bayou.

“The best environmentalist and citizen score in France”

The chances of victory appear even stronger in the Pays de la Loire. President Christelle Morancais (LR) came in first on Sunday evening at the end of the first round with 34.29% of the vote, but the two major candidates from the left, Matthieu Orphelin (EELV / LFI) and Guillaume Garot (PS / PRG / PCF), who obtained 18.70% and 16.31% of the vote respectively, announced a merger of their lists for the second round.

“From this evening, as we announced, we will put our rally together. We will form a single team from tomorrow, a single team which will mobilize all week to convince and seek victory,” said Matthieu Orphelin on Sunday evening to Nantes, congratulating itself on having achieved in the Pays de la Loire “the best environmentalist and citizen score in France”.

“The battle for the climate, the battle for social justice, the battle for sustainable employment, it will be won next Sunday,” continued the deputy, a former member of La République en Marche, who had made an alliance with the rebels from the first round.

“The victory of the left and the ecologists is within our reach on Sunday!”, For his part launched Guillaume Garot on Sunday evening.

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In this region, the candidate of the National Rally, Hervé Juvin, came fourth with 12.53% of the vote, while the candidate of La République en Marche, François de Rugy, closes the bench of qualified for the second round by obtaining 11 , 97% of votes. Both plan to hold on next Sunday.

With AFP

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