Nantes, Rennes and Brest have a point in common to have all three headed by the outgoing mayor and socialist candidate for his re-election for this second round of the municipal elections. Bastions of the left, these cities are important for the socialist Party (PS), which hopes to consolidate its local presence in these elections. Finally, in the three municipalities, the lists of the left led by the incumbent mayor, were merged with lists of Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV) for the second round.
► In Nantes, the divisions of the right and centre
Three candidates are vying for mayor of nantes, socialist for nearly 30 years. The mayor the outgoing socialist Johanna Rolland, came top in the first round, will be opposed on Sunday, June 28 at Laurence Garnier, invested by The Republicans (LR) and Valerie Oppeltcandidate of the Republic in The market (LREM). These last two have not been able to find an agreement to merge their lists and, therefore, present separately before the voters. 61 % of them abstained during the first round.
• Johanna Rolland, All Nantes in confidence
Mayor outgoing socialist of the town, elected for the first time in 2014, Johanna Rolland, candidate for election this year for a second term. In the first round, she got 31 % of the vote with a list of the union of the left, particularly involving the PS, the PCF and the regionalists of the UDB. His advance, coupled with the merger of its list with that of Julie Laernoes (EELV, 19% of the vote), the place in a good position to win the second ballot. Johanna Rolland is also the president of the Metropolis of Nantes.
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• Laurence Garnier, Better to live in Nantes
Invested by LR, Laurence Garnier arrived in second position in the first round of the elections with 20 % of the vote. His list includes centrists and members of LR as well as people from the civil society. For the second round, the one that was submitted in 2014 by focusing on the union of the right and centre is not able to enter into an agreement with the candidate of LREM Valerie Oppelt. ” The Thursday, yet it had given me its agreement to open discussions. And on Friday, she called me back to tell me “eventually ” no”. So I don’t know what happened “, she said in an interview to 20 minutes. Laurence Garnier is also vice-president of the regional council of pays de la Loire.
• Valerie Oppelt, Nantes with you
Arrival in 4e position behind EELV with 13 % of the votes, the candidate invested by LREM and supported by the MoDem, Valerie Oppelt, member of parliament for Loire-Atlantique (2e district), has had a proposal of alliance surprising for the second round : form a list of union with all the other contestants still in the running. “Ithe need to innovate in the policy, stop the bickering (…) and to put aside the ego of each other “, she explained to journalists from France Blue. An alliance that did not ultimately market, the candidate LREM is presented only to the voters of nantes.
→ FIND the 28th of June the results of the second round of the municipal elections 2020 to Nantes
► Rennes, the left and the environmentalists at the gates of victory
It is also a triangular that is played in Rennes with three candidates still in competition for the chair of mayor. In this city he acquired in the socialist for over 40 years, the rate of abstention, 60 %, was also high in the first round. At the end of this year, the mayor socialist outbound Nathalie Appéré has obtained the most votes and took the head of the race, just in front of EELV with which it merged its lists for the second round, followed by the candidate invested by LREM Carole Gandon and the candidate of the centre right Charles Companion.
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• Nathalie Appéré, To Rennes
Like its counterpart in nantes, the socialist Nathalie Appéré, the mayor outgoing, brig a second term after having been elected for the first time at the town hall of Rennes in 2014. In the first round, to the head of a union of the left (bringing together in particular the PS and the PCF) the municipal official has taken a very wide margin over his opponents by getting 33 % of the vote. She allied with Matthew Theurier (EELV supported by the regionalists of the OBU), the second came with 25 % votes. According to several observers, this coalition is in a good position to win the municipal elections.
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• Carole Gandron, Disclosing Rennes
The candidate invested by LREM, who is also the spokesperson of the party with the member Aurore Bergé, has won 14 % of votes in the first round of the election, ranking the third position behind the mayor, the outgoing and the candidate of EELV. Activist a few years within the PS, she joined the party, Emmanuel Macron, as early as 2016. This is her first municipal election.
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• Charles Companion, Free to act for Rennes
Former president of the association of traders in the city centre of Rennes, restaurateur, Charles Companion was presented to the voters of rennes a nomination of center-right supported by the LR and the MoDem. “My party is Rennes “, claims, however, the candidate on its website. In the first round, he got 12% of the vote.
→ FIND the 28th of June the results of the second round of the municipal elections 2020 to Rennes
► In Brest, of the unions difficult
Town to conquer for The Republic in March, Brest sees also face three candidates for the second round including the mayor socialist outgoing François Cuillandre, arrived in the lead on the first lap. Even more than Nantes or Rennes, the abstention rate reached 63 %. Following the outgoing mayor, the candidate various right Bernadette Malgorn was ranked in the second position. Behind it, the list EELV came third, followed by the candidate LREM, fourth and last time to stay in the second round.
• François Cuillandre, Brest in the heart
Baron de Brest, holding the city for three terms, with the socialist Francois Cuillandre, who is also president of the metropolis of Brest, is now campaigning for the fourth time and has harvested 26 % of the vote in the first round. His list, gathering including members of the PS and the PCF, was notably opposite to that of the candidate EELV Ronan Pichon, supported in particular by the regionalists of the UDB, coming third with 16 % of the vote. The lists have finally been merged to the second round as a result of negotiations toiling reported by France Bleu. An alliance that could well keep Brest in the cup socialist.
In October, François Cuillandre has been under investigation in the framework of the investigation on the association Live in Brest that has shaken the socialist brestois. Two members of the association and the municipality are suspected of having diverted the money through this association. The mayor is put in consideration for a loan of 4 000 € granted by this association in 2012, according to Ouest France.
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• Bernadette Malgorn, Brest, it is you
Old préfète de Bretagne, Bernadette Malgorn has faced François Cuillandre for the second time, after a first unsuccessful attempt in 2014. In the first round of the municipal this year, she won 19% of the vote. The list that she leads is a variety of straight, supported in particular by the LR, the IDU and dissidents of the MoDem.
• Marc Coatena, Walk for Brest
The candidate invested by The Republic in March, that former elected socialist has joined the presidential party in 2017. It happened in the 4th position in the first round with 13 percent of the vote. Despite the discussions undertaken with the candidate of centre-right Bernadette Malgorn, negotiations for a possible merger of their lists have not been open, and the candidate LREM supported by the MoDem is present only before the voters brestois for this second round.
→ FIND the 28th of June the results of the second round of the municipal elections 2020 to Brest