Prime Minister Jean Castex proposed this Tuesday, April 13 the maintenance of regional elections in June, but its delay of one week.
We are going to postpone the date of the regional events by one week, from June 20 to 27.
It's an extra week, more vaccination, more preparation,
”he told MPs.
I take note of the desire to maintain the elections in June,
" he stressed.
But the campaign will be different.
Dematerialized campaigns will be encouraged as much as possible.
A televised debate also broadcast on the radio will be organized between the regional candidates between the two rounds
», He clarified.
Candidates and their activists will be able to travel to their regions.
The use of proxy voting will be facilitated.
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The principle is that of maintenance because the election is a major element of democracy.
The exception is that only health considerations can lead us to depart from the principles.
It is never insignificant neither politically nor legally to postpone the dates of a democratic election
”, also indicated Jean Castex, specifying that a large majority of the contributions, requested from the associations of elected officials in particular, were for the maintenance of the elections. regional elections.
69% of the mayors responded to the requests of the executive concerning the postponement of the regional
", also assured the Prime Minister within the hemicycle.
This consultation of mayors was not directed against anyone, and certainly not against associations of elected officials.
»56% of the mayors who responded expressed support for the maintenance, 40% for the postponement and 4% refused to take a position.
Proof that the question is debated, according to Jean Castex.
One week shift
The President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand explained Tuesday morning on RTL that the objective of this one week delay is to "
save vaccination time, allow campaigns to be done
" and "
that those who seek succession graduates can make themselves known, dialogue with the French
It is the right choice
", estimated on franceinfo the European deputy RN Jordan Bardella.
We win a week of vaccination, a week of campaign and a week of organization,
" said LREM deputy Roland Lescure.
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The majority was divided on the subject: Richard Ferrand had declared himself in favor of a postponement, while Stanislas Guerini, the general delegate of the presidential party, and Christophe Castaner, leader of the LREM deputies, defended the maintenance.
A member of the majority has also recognized that the delay of one week is "
a way of saving Private Ferrand