The first round of the presidential elections on April 10, 2022 completed the reconstitution of voting on French territory around three major poles. First, that of the outgoing President Emmanuel Macron, La République en Marche (LRM), but also that of the candidate of the National Rally (RN), Marine Le Pen, and finally that of the President of La France insoumise (LFI), Jean-Luc Melenchon.
In detail, we observe an increase in Emmanuel Macron’s score in many regions where François Fillon, the Republican candidate, had good results in 2017: Pays de la Loire, Alsace, Normandy. Conversely, the outgoing president resigns in regions that have not repeated their 2017 vote: this is the case with Corrèze or Lot.
Marine Le Pen’s findings are progressing everywhere. An even clearer trend when analyzing the far-right bloc (by adding the voices of Eric Zemmour and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan). In the southeast quarter, traditionally acquired on the far right, Marine Le Pen’s scores are partially skimmed by the Reconquest contestant!
Sarthe electors, who voted more for François Fillon than in the other departments in 2017, reported much more about Marine Le Pen than about Valérie Pécresse or Eric Zemmour; in the west of the department, the vote for Les Républicains even dropped by 85.9% of the votes. The formation represented by Valérie Pécresse in 2022 is the one that is shrinking the most on all French territory and is being nibbled at the same time by LRM and the two far-right candidates.
Finally, Jean-Luc Mélenchon advances throughout the territory, but with fairly marked differences between rural and urban areas. In the cities it has clearly advanced at the expense of other left forces: the Socialist Party and Europe Ecologie-Les Verts. These two parties remain relatively stable compared to 2017 when adding their scores.
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