• Gérardl Darmanin announced on Thursday his candidacy for the legislative elections in the 10th district of the North, which includes Tourcoing, the town of which he was mayor for a long time.

  • The current Minister of the Interior will be supported by LREM.

The (false) suspense did not last long.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced Thursday his candidacy for the legislative elections in the 10th district of the North, which includes part of the city of Tourcoing, of which he was mayor.

If he had already been elected deputy in 2012 in the same constituency, the Northerner had not presented himself in the legislative elections of 2017 due to the accumulation of mandates.

He will therefore try in June to return to the hemicycle

"It was quite logical that after five years, I am not hiding, that I am going to see the voters", declared during a press conference in Bousbecque (North) Gérald Darmanin, who says he is declaring himself "after having talked about it with the President of the Republic".

His deputy will be outgoing deputy Vincent Ledoux, a member of the right-wing pro-Macron “Agir” party, who could keep his chair if Gérald Darmanin were elected and reappointed to government.

"You have to go back to the base as always with humility"

“I have no right to anything.

It is the end of this five-year term and there is a new one which begins, it is necessary to leave as always at the base with humility ”, he commented, ensuring to present himself at the request of Vincent Ledoux.

The potential LR candidate in the constituency, Claudine Hue, present at the press conference, announced that she was going to "support" him.

"I'm not going to oppose him," she added.

Gérald Darmanin also called on left-wing voters "who do not recognize themselves in the extremities of [Jean-Luc] Mélenchon, who does not like the police, who has a very particular conception of the way people have to work, who absolutely wants to raise taxes", to vote for him.

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  • Legislative elections 2022

  • Gerald Darmanin

  • Tourcoing

  • The Republic on the March (LREM)

  • Lille

  • Hauts-de-France

  • Elections

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