in the first round, the tripartite political landscape

Every presidential election has its lessons. The 2022 vintage is no exception to the rule. Cruel for the candidates of the traditional parties of the Vme Republic, relive a duel that many voters feared. The outgoing president, Emmanuel Macron, and the candidate of the National Rally, Marina LePenreproduces the face to face of five years ago in a context of significant abstention in the first round.

As expected, the departments where we vote the least are the overseas departments (55.93%). In Corsica, abstention exceeds 37%, having called for part of the independence movement to boycott the polls. And, as traditionally, it is in the South-West departments that the turnout is strongest with a record 81.42% in Haute-Garonne.

Ranked first in 52 departments, immanuel macron undoubtedly dominates this first round of the presidential elections. While Marine Le Pen ranks first in 42 departments. The third man on the ballot, La France insoumise (LFI) candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, won in 12 departments.

The small candidates fought to exist

At the headquarters of La République en Marche in Paris, LRM activists watch the broadcast of the statement by La France insoumise candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, after the announcement of the results of the first round of the presidential elections, on 10 april.  2022.

The deputy for Pas-de-Calais exceeds 38% in three departments that have become, election after election, the electoral terrain of the National Association: Mayotte (42.67%), Aisne (39.27%) and Pas-de-Calais ( 38.68%). For the Head of State, it is also in an overseas territory that he gets the best score from him. With 40.51% of the votes cast, New Caledonia converted to Macronism after the “no” victory in the independence referendum. In mainland France, Hauts-de-Seine (37.11%), Mayenne (36.4%), Vendée (35.64%) and Maine-et-Loire (35.6%), followed by ‘Ille-et -Villaine (34.5%), who brought the candidate from La République en Marche (LRM) his best results. A sign that Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s special attention to overseas territories has borne fruit, the latter is highly acclaimed and even exceeds 50% of the votes in Guadeloupe (56.16%), Martinique (53.10 %) and Guyana (50.59%). In mainland France, only Seine-Saint-Denis appears on this list (49.09%).

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On the other hand, the small candidates struggled to exist in this first round. Starting with the two candidates from the so-called governing parties: Valérie Pécresse for Les Républicains and Anne Hidalgo for the Socialist Party. The first makes its only outstanding score in Wallis and Futuna with 25.28%. His second best score is in Corrèze but it does not exceed 10% (8.61%). defeat is so colossal which does not even reach 3% in five departments (Ariège, Guadeloupe, Réunion, Guyana, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon). The best score for the socialist candidate is in the Landes department, with 3.52% of the votes cast.

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