Former Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer (LREM), eliminated this Sunday in the first round of legislative elections in the 4th constituency of Loiret, will file an appeal, he announced Monday on BFMTV.
Less than 20% of the votes
Jean-Michel Blanquer came in third position with 18.89% of the vote, behind Bruno Nottin, candidate of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (19.43%) and Thomas Ménagé, of the National Rally, who came first with 31 .45%.
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Only 189 votes separate the former minister from the Nupes candidate, depriving him of accession to the second round.
"Candidate Nupes in my constituency is constantly behaving scandalously, his verbal abuse is extreme, he has repeatedly attacked me in an unacceptable manner," the former minister told BFMTV.
A candidate who would have “violated” the rules
"I will take legal action on this election because the candidate who passed me with 180 votes, that is to say very few, violated several electoral rules during the campaign," he announced.
“Making Facebook posts that are sponsored towards voters is prohibited, for example bringing people in to parody me and edit leaflets that imitate my leaflets by saying inaccurate things, a whole series of things that knowingly violate the rules of the election.
Everything seems permitted to them,” he added.
A difficult campaign
The former minister had a rowdy campaign, where he was constantly attacked on his record at National Education, and was sprayed with whipped cream on a market by two angry teachers.
The fourth constituency of Loiret, centered on Gâtinais, was left vacant by outgoing deputy Jean-Pierre Door (LR).
Aged 80, the latter had decided not to run after four consecutive terms.
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Legislative elections 2022