Legislative: the Constitutional Council rejects Blanquer’s appeal

Jean-Michel Blanquer, in Paris, May 10, 2022. JOEL SAGET / AFP

The former Minister of National Education had presented an appeal following his elimination in the first round of the legislative elections in Loiret.

The Constitutional Council validated Friday, January 27 the election of Minister Clément Beaune during the June legislative elections, rejected the appeal of former Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer in Loiret and canceled the election of Bénédicte Taurine (LFI) in the Ariege.

Eight appeals dismissed

The body responsible for electoral disputes rejected 8 of the appeals presented in 9 constituencies, he said in a statement. Is thus validated in the 7th district of Paris the election of a short head of Minister Clément Beaune who had won in the second round with 658 votes ahead of LFI Caroline Mecary who had appealed.

He also rejected the appeal presented by Jean-Michel Blanquer eliminated in the first round in the 4th constituency of Loiret, won largely in the second by Thomas Ménagé (RN) with 63.36% of the vote.

New ballot in Ariège

The Constitutional Council, on the other hand, accepted the appeal filed in the 1st constituency of Ariège by Jean-Marc Garnier (RN), eliminated in the first round only 8 votes behind Anne-Sophie Tribout (LREM), beaten in the second by Bénédicte Taurine with 55.31% of the vote.

Ballots bearing the name of an RN candidate in another constituency of the department “were mixed with those in the name of Mr. Garnier, in the polling stations of the municipality of Tarascon-sur-Ariège“, found the organization, which found 136 ballots in the name of the other RN candidate. “Given the difference (…), the failure to take into account the irregular ballots (…) in the vote count may have had the effect of modifying the identity of the qualified candidates for the second round of vote and thus altered the sincerity of the vote“, estimated the Constitutional Council.

For this constituency, a new election must be organized within three months.

He rejected appeals in six other constituencies, validating the tight election results. The elected deputies concerned are: Jean-Marc Tellier (Nupes) in the 4th constituency of Pas-de-Calais, Jean-François Lovisolo (Renaissance) in the 5th of Vaucluse, Brigitte Klinkert (Renaissance) in the 1st of Haut-Rhin , by Damien Adam (Renaissance) in the 1st Seine-Maritime, Fadila Khattabi (Renaissance) in the 3rd Côte d’Or and Robin Reda (Renaissance) in the 7th Essonne.

SEE ALSO – Legislative 2022: Jean-Michel Blanquer sprayed with whipped cream by two teachers in Montargis

Source link -94