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These elections are turning into a rout for the Macronistas: LREM candidates have been ousted everywhere, starting with Lyon and the resounding defeat of Gérard Collomb, formerly PS who joined Macron three year ago.
Also in Tours, the LREM supported incumbent mayor was overthrown by a left-wing coalition led by EELV Emmanuel Denis.

In Lorient, Defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (also a former PS who joined Macron's party LREM) was ousted, this time by a right-wing rival, thus probably sinking any hope for Le Drian to eventually succeed Edouard Philippe as Macron's Prime minister - vae victis ...

Only relative success: in Toulouse the incumbent right-wing mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc (LR) was re-elected with support from LREM.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Jun 28th, 2020 at 08:45:03 PM EST
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