Unsurprisingly, the outgoing president, Valérie Pécresse, is in pole position to keep the lead of the region next Sunday. She is ahead of Jordan Bardella (RN) and Julien Bayou (EELV).
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The right is on track to lead the richest region in France for another six years. Outgoing Ile-de-France president Valérie Pécresse (Libres, LR, UDI) won the first round of regional elections in Ile-de-France, Sunday, June 20, with 34.2% of the votes cast, according to an Ipsos / Sopra Steria estimate for France Télévisions.
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The result of the 1st round
With 34.2% of the vote at the end of a first round with particularly strong abstention, the outgoing president of the Ile-de-France region is well ahead of her opponents. Behind her, Jordan Bardella (RN) won 13.9% of the vote. The leading trio is completed by Julien Bayou (EELV) and his 13.7%.
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Follow Laurent Saint-Martin (LREM-MoDem), Audrey Pulvar (supported by the PS) and Clémentine Autain (LFI-PCF), respectively credited with 11.8%, 11.2% and 10.1% of the votes. With less than 10% of the votes cast, the other lists cannot stand in the second round.
And now ?
The next few nights may be short for the three heads of the lists on the left. Their negotiations with a view to a union constitute the main questioning of this in-between-turns week. Will they manage to unite behind Julien Bayou (EELV) to try to compete with Valérie Pécresse? Each of the three lists should set out its requirements in terms of both programs and eligible places. They have until Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m. to come to an agreement.
According to estimates from the Ipsos poll for France 3 published on June 9, this agreement would allow them to overtake Jordan Bardella (RN) and Laurent Saint-Martin (LREM-MoDem) but not Valérie Pécresse (Libres-LR-UDI). Indeed, in this hypothesis, the list of union of the left would collect 30% of the votes against 19% for the RN and 14% for the presidential majority. The list of Valérie Pécresse was for its part credited to 37% of the votes.