REGIONAL – After elections marked by historic abstention and a bonus that rewarded almost all of the outgoing, the new regional councils must formally elect their presidents this Friday, July 2, with only one uncertainty concerning Brittany.
In this region, the socialist Loïg Chesnais-Girard, successor of Jean-Yves Le Drian, won Sunday evening with a relative majority and must therefore obtain the support of elected officials from another political formation to be renewed during this first meeting of the Regional Council.
Despite his relative majority, Loïg Chesnais-Girard said Sunday “very happy” and “in absolute serenity”. He did not then reach out to the other lists in view of the third round (the election of the president of the region), contenting himself with announcing that he would gather his majority on Monday “to work, to prepare our first session. ”Which will therefore take place this Friday.
Elected with 40 seats, Loïg Chesnais-Girard lacks two seats to obtain an absolute majority. In the event that he does not succeed in convincing potential allies, all the decisions taken by the president of the regional council will have to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Three renewals for LRs
In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Paca), the new advisers must re-elect the outgoing LR Renaud Muselier who beat RN Thierry Mariani in the second round on Sunday, in a regional hemicycle where the left will be absent for another six years after s ‘to be withdrawn as in 2015 to block the party of Marine Le Pen.
This day will also be marked by the renewal of three LR presidents with presidential ambitions: Xavier Bertrand in Hauts-de-France, Valérie Pécresse in Ile-de-France and Laurent Wauquiez in Auvergene-Rhône-Alpes.
On the left, the outgoing socialist president of Occitanie Carole Delga, widely reelected on Sunday, will be re-elected at the head of her region, while some see her already as a candidate in 2022, even if she has reaffirmed her commitment to Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.
Reunion is the only region that has changed during these elections and Huguette Bello, head of the left union list, must be elected president after beating outgoing region president Didier Robert (Dvd) on Sunday.
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