From now on, there are no longer three but five deputies in total concerned about an invalidated victory in the legislative elections. This Friday, the Constitutional Council annulled the election of deputies Éléonore Caroit (Renaissance) and Karim Ben Cheïkh (Nupes). In question, “malfunction” during electronic voting. The competent body in the matter of electoral disputes, on the other hand, dismissed four more appeals related to these legislative elections and has yet to rule on 11 more, he said in a press release.
“Several thousand voters to participate in voting in the first round”
The Constitutional Council has canceled the election of the 2nd constituency of French residents outside France, specifically that of Latin America. This was won in the second round with 57.42% of the votes for Eléonore Caroit (Renaissance) against Nupes Christian Rodriguez (42.58%). After two appeals, the body found that a “At the start of the voting period, only 11% of phone messages containing passwords (in Argentina) had been delivered to voters.”
“Although the affected voters retained the right to vote at the polls by physically going to one of the open polling stations (…), this malfunction was nevertheless of a nature (…) prevented the participation of several thousand of voters in the voting of the first round.he observed “Although it is in no way attributable to the elected candidate or the other candidates, this circumstance must be considered, given the difference in votes between the candidates, as having undermined the sincerity of the vote”explained the Constitutional Council.
In the 9th constituency of the French outside France (Maghrib and West Africa), Karim Ben Cheïkh (Nupes) who won the second round with 54.07% of the votes against the 45.93% of former minister Elisabeth Moreno (Renaissance ), also saw his victory. invalidated “The delivery rate to registered voters (…) of telephone messages containing passwords (…) was only 38% (for) voters registered in consular electoral rolls in Algeria”, observed the control body. For these two constituencies, new elections must be organized within three months.
Various appeals dismissed
But the Constitutional Council also issued its decision for other resources. The body rejected the appeals regarding the 8th district of Seine-et-Marne won by a narrow margin by Hadrien Ghomi (Renaissance) with 50.01% of the votes against Nupes Arnaud Bonnet (49.99%).
Ditto for the 5th Loiret, also narrowly won by the Renaissance Anthony Brosse (50.02%) against the RN Valentin Manent (49.98)%, as well as in the first of the French established outside France, won by the Minister of Industry Roland Lescure with 55.63% of the vote. He also validated the election of Mikaele Seo, Renaissance MP for Wallis-et-Fortuna.
The Constitutional Council has not yet decided. He still has to decide on the elections of the minister Clément Beaune (7th Paris) or on the appeal of the former Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer in the 4th district of the Loiret.
Source : Le JDD