By only obtaining a relative majority of seats in the National Assembly, the Macron camp finds itself in difficulty. Several figures of “Macrony” have been beaten at the polls and the current government is already promised a reshuffle.

The presidential coalition fails far from an absolute majority in the National Assembly after the second round of legislative elections. By only obtaining a relative majority, the Macron camp is in difficulty and the current government is already promised a reshuffle.

Symbols of the slap received, the macronie has already lost its leaders in the Assembly and two close friends of President Emmanuel Macron. But the scores also question the continuation of Elisabeth Borne’s lease at Matignon. Find here who close to Emmanuel Macron is elected, and who is beaten.

>> To read : Legislative live: no absolute majority for Emmanuel Macron, the left 2nd, strong breakthrough of the RN

  • Christophe Castaner, beaten in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

The president of the LREM group (renamed Renaissance) in the National Assembly, Christophe Castaner, was beaten in the second round of the legislative elections in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence by Léo Walter, the candidate of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (nupes).

Léo Walter (Nupes), 50, obtained 51.49% of the votes and Christophe Castaner, 56, 48.51%.

Socialist deputy elected in 2012 in the 2e constituency of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (and re-elected in 2017 under the label of the presidential majority), the former Minister of the Interior, close to Emmanuel Macron, Christophe Castaner was a candidate for a third successive term.


  • Richard Ferrand, President of the National Assembly, beaten in Finistère

The president of the outgoing National Assembly is beaten in the second round of the legislative elections in the 6e constituency of Finistère.

Defeated by Mélanie Thomin, socialist candidate invested by the left coalition Nupes, Richard Ferrand “takes note” of his defeat.

“I have just taken note of the results indicating that the voters of the 6e constituency of Finistère have chosen to elect my competitor as a deputy”, declared this close friend of Emmanuel Macron and pillar of the macronie, also addressing his “congratulations” and “wishes for full success” to his opponent.

The president of the outgoing National Assembly is beaten in the second round of the legislative elections in the 6th constituency of Finistère.
The president of the outgoing National Assembly is beaten in the second round of the legislative elections in the 6th constituency of Finistère. © FMM Graphic Studio

  • Brigitte Bourguignon, Minister of Health, beaten in Pas-de-Calais

Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon was beaten by her RN rival Christine Engrand in the 6e constituency of Pas-de-Calais.

The minister, who will have to leave the government according to a tacit rule reaffirmed by the Élysée, was distanced by 56 votes by the candidate of the RN, Christine Engrand, 67, commercial director of a training organization.

The Minister of Health, Brigitte Bourguignon, was beaten by her rival RN Christine Engrand in the 6th district of Pas-de-Calais.
The Minister of Health, Brigitte Bourguignon, was beaten by her rival RN Christine Engrand in the 6th district of Pas-de-Calais. © FMM Graphic Studio

  • Minister of Ecological Transition, Amélie de Montchalin beaten in Essonne

After a close duel with Jérôme Guedj (Nupes), the Minister for Ecological Transition, Amélie de Montchalin, was beaten in the 6e constituency of Essonne and should therefore leave the government.

The former socialist president of the Essonne departmental council will return to the Bourbon palace at the age of 50, for a constituency he already represented in the National Assembly from 2012 to 2014.

After a duel with Jérôme Guedj (Nupes), the Minister for Ecological Transition, Amélie de Montchalin, was beaten in the 6th constituency of Essonne.
After a duel with Jérôme Guedj (Nupes), the Minister for Ecological Transition, Amélie de Montchalin, was beaten in the 6th constituency of Essonne. © FMM Graphic Studio

  • Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, elected in Calvados

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne was elected on Sunday with 52.3% of the votes cast in the second round of the legislative elections, ahead of the candidate from Nupes in Calvados. Badly chosen, is she in the hot seat? No one, in the majority, imagined his departure before Sunday evening, as the symbolism of a head of government landed barely a month after his appointment seemed disastrous to public opinion.

“This situation constitutes a risk. We must respect this vote and draw the consequences”, affirmed the Prime Minister, reacting to the results of the ballot. “As a ‘central force’, we must assume responsibility, create a majority of action”, continued Élisabeth Borne.

  • Justine Benin, beaten in Guadeloupe

The Secretary of State for the Sea, Justine Benin, was beaten in the 2e constituency of Guadeloupe, with 41.35% of the votes, by Christian Baptiste (DVG) elected with 58.65% of the votes, announced the prefecture of Guadeloupe in a press release.

She was also playing her position in the government, the resignation being inevitable in accordance with an unwritten rule but already applied in 2017 by Emmanuel Macron.

The Secretary of State for the Sea, Justine Benin, was beaten in the 2nd constituency of Guadeloupe.
The Secretary of State for the Sea, Justine Benin, was beaten in the 2nd constituency of Guadeloupe. © FMM Graphic Studio

  • Damien Abad, Minister of Solidarity, re-elected in Ain

The Minister of Solidarity, whose campaign was disrupted by accusations of rape, was comfortably re-elected for his third term in Ain in the legislative elections.

In the fifth constituency, the former leader of the deputies Les Républicains obtained 57.86% of the votes under the various-right label against 42.14% for the candidate Nupes Florence Pisani.

“It’s a clear victory, around 58%, which is even better than the first time I showed up here,” commented the minister to the press in Oyonnax.


On Sunday, two young women, bare breasts, claiming to be Femen, demonstrated in front of the town hall of Oyonnax, banging on pots to demand his resignation after his questioning for sexual violence by women around him.

  • Ex-sports minister Roxana Maracineanu beaten by Rachel Keke

In the 7e constituency of Val-de-Marne, the former Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu failed against the former striker of the Ibis hotel in Batignolles, Rachel Keke.

With 49.70% of the vote, the Franco-Romanian was narrowly beaten by the candidate of Nupes (50.30%). A victory that makes the former leader of the victorious strike at Ibis Batignolles the first chambermaid to enter the National Assembly.

  • Darmanin, Dussopt, Riester, Fesneau and Véran, elected

Among the other ministers of the Borne government, re-elected: Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin in the North; the Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt, in the Ardèche (58.74 according to partial results); Franck Riester (Foreign Trade); Marc Fesneau (Agriculture) and Olivier Véran (Relations with Parliament).


With AFP

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