a changing political landscape

Important reminder: As we explained five years earlier, the day after the first round of the presidential election, the results map by constituency is in no way a projection of the first round of the upcoming general election. This is a photo of the candidates running in the 566 constituencies in metropolitan areas and abroad, since no detailed results are available for the eleven constituencies of French expatriates.

First observation: in these 566 constituencies, Emmanuel Macron came first in 256 of them, Marine Le Pen in 206 and Jean-Luc Mélenchon in 104. The right, represented by Valérie Pécresse, has disappeared from the scene. By way of comparison, in 2017, Mr. Macron emerged victorious in the first round in 231 constituencies, the candidate of the National Rallye (RN) in 216, the representative of La France insoumise (LFI) in 67 and the candidate of the right, François Fillon, in 52 constituencies.

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When we overlay the map of 2022 with that of 2017, with rare exceptions given the obliteration of the Republican right, the same strengths emerge. The other consequence of this tripartite division is that the candidates who perform best increase their score. While in 2017 Mr. Macron had received more than 30% of the votes cast in 52 constituencies, this time he exceeded that threshold in 152 and even surpassed the 40% mark in 14 of them.

He got his best grades when he was 14e Paris constituency, covering part of the 16the District (46.66%), the 9the Hauts-de-Seine, Boulogne-Billancourt (46.60%) and the 4the of Paris, parts of the 16th centurye and 17e districts (45.91%). Note that the 1D Constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes, whose deputy is Eric Ciotti, who finished second in the primaries of the Les Républicains (LR) party and had announced that in the event of a second round between Emmanuel Macron and Eric Zemmour he would vote for the latter, placed at the top …Mr Macron.

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Mme Le Pen, who had scored more than 30% in 83 constituencies in 2017, repeats that feat in 120, surpassing 40% in 12 of them. The far-right candidate’s best results are in the 10the Constituency Pas-de-Calais, Bruay-la-Buissière (47.77%), the 2nde by Mayotte (46.84%), the 12the du Pas-de-Calais, Liévin (46.16%) and the 11the Pas-de-Calais, Hénin-Beaumont (45.15%).

Mr. Mélenchon’s scores are even more stunning. Having reached the top in 104 constituencies, it collects more than 30% in 87 of them. Better he achieves more than 60% in the 2e Seine-Saint-Denis, which includes Pierrefitte-sur-Seine and northern Saint-Denis (61.61%) and in the 1stD Guadeloupe, Les Abymes, Pointe-a-Pitre (61.05%). The score is over 50% in 19 constituencies, including 8 in the overseas territories and 6 in Seine-Saint-Denis, and over 40% in 20 other constituencies.

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