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in Massy, ​​why Minister Amélie de Montchalin is not unanimous

Océane Théard, edited by Romain Rouillard
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11:51 p.m., June 13, 2022

After the first round of the legislative elections, all eyes are on the 15 members of the government, engaged in the battle. As required by the rule imposed by the Élysée, in the event of defeat, they will have to pack their bags and leave the government. This Monday, none is already elected or eliminated.

Elisabeth Borne, Gabriel Attal, Olivier Véran, Gérald Darmanin and Damien Abad are on track to win. On the other hand, the Minister for the Ecological Transition, Amélie de Montchalin, finds herself in a very delicate position. She is outdistanced by Jérôme Guedj, the candidate of Nupes, in the sixth constituency of Essonne. Europe 1 went to Massy to find out the resistance rating of the former Minister of Transformation and the Civil Service.

On a small sunny square a few meters from the town hall, some residents gave him unfailing support. “I am for Amélie. I met her on the market so we still see her regularly. And then she supports the president and I support the president”, affirms this Massicoise at the microphone of Europe 1.

His rival, Jérôme Guedj, acclaimed by the inhabitants

But it is precisely his status as a figure of the macronie that poses a problem for other voters. “De Montchalin is Macron, that’s all”, grumbles a resident while another believes that if the left comes first, it will “change Macron’s party”.

A few meters further, in the café “Les Trois frères Castillo”, the name of Amélie de Montchalin is quickly swept away by the regulars. We prefer his rival, Jérôme Guedj. “I have been Massicois since 1969. For 25-30 years, Jérôme Guedj has been in Palaiseau, Massy etc …”, argues this resident who salutes the proximity and seniority of the candidate in his territory. “He is nice, he speaks with everyone, he knows people’s situation and he has helped a lot of people”, remarks this other Massicois.

The game is therefore far from won for Amélie de Montchalin, as for Clément Beaune, Minister for European Affairs, also in a designated vote in Paris.


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