From Paris City Hall to Luxembourg Palace. The spokesman of the French Communist Party (PCF), elected mayor of Paris in charge of housing, Ian Brossat, was elected this Sunday senator of Paris. In third place on the list "Rally of the Left and Ecologists", led by outgoing Senator Rémi Féraud, he was almost guaranteed to be elected.
"Rally of the Left and Ecologists", which also included former presidential candidate and MEP Yannick Jadot, won 54.58% of the vote. With this score, the list won 8 seats in the Luxembourg Palace, including that of Ian Brossat.
Opposite, the list "Change Paris" led by Catherine Dumas and supported by LR and the leader of the opposition to the mayor of Paris Rachida Dati – mayor of the seventh arrondissement of Paris – won 3 seats. She was in an ineligible position. Former LR senator Pierre Charon presented his own Divers Droite list called "Let's free Paris with Pierre Charon!" It did not win any seats. The LFI list "Paris Popular Union Ecological and Social" did not win seats either.
In Paris, the stakes were high with the need to elect no less than twelve senators. The election, which took place according to a proportional system by list, saw the participation of eight competing lists in the capital. Nationally, Sunday saw the renewal of 170 of the 348 seats in the Senate, in 45 constituencies. The lucky ones were appointed through an indirect ballot, involving the "grand electors", corresponding to local elected officials, parliamentarians and other elected officials.