7:30 a.m., June 20, 2022
Amélie de Montchalin had to win the second round of the legislative elections in Essonne if she wanted to remain Minister of Ecological Transition. With around 47% of the vote, the presidential coalition candidate lost to the candidate of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union, Jérôme Guedj, who won around 53% of the vote.
A failed bet for Amélie de Montchalin. The Minister for the Ecological Transition had to win the second round of the legislative elections in Essonne if she wanted to stay in the government of Elisabeth Borne. Above all, it should embody a priority for the five-year term. Emmanuel Macron had decided it in the between-two rounds of the presidential election to seduce the voices of the left.
“I will not be part of the next government”
But on Sunday evening, Amélie de Montchalin lost in the legislative elections in the sixth constituency of Essonne against Jérôme Guedj, candidate for Nupes and former deputy for the constituency. “Obviously this evening I also want to take note of this victory of Jérôme Guedj, to whom I address my Republican congratulations. As Republican tradition dictates, I will not be part of the next government”, she declared after his defeat.
“I will continue to serve the French”
Amélie de Montchalin had the perfect course of the macronist rising star. She took her first steps in government under Édouard Philippe in 2019, as Secretary of State for European Affairs, before being promoted to Minister of Transformation and the Public Service and very recently to Ecological Transition, fifth in the order formal. Also regional councilor for Île-de-France, she announced that she would continue “to serve the French”.