This Sunday evening, thanks to the renewal of half of the upper house of Parliament, Pierre Charon lost his bet, collecting only 5.75% of the votes. The elected outgoing LR had gone in dissent for these senatorial elections, his party LR having decided not to invest him, as we revealed at the beginning of July. He presented a list entirely civil society, apart from himself, entitled "Liberate Paris", on which appeared in second place Pauline Déroulède, wheelchair tennis champion who aims for the 2024 Paralympic Games.
The right started in dispersed order in this constituency, with at least three lists, for twelve seats to be filled in the capital. The grand electors of the right had the choice between the official list led by Senator Catherine Dumas, which won 3 seats, and that led by the president of the LR federation of Paris, the elected representative of the XVth Agnès Evren, who won 1 seat.
Pierre Charon had not appreciated his eviction from the official list LR in favor of the lawyer Francis Szpiner, mayor of the sixteenth arrondissement pushed by the boss of the senators LR, Bruno Retailleau. He did not miss an opportunity to recall that his rival was defeated in five legislative elections, "including in the imperdable circo of the late Claude Goasguen".
During the #Sénatoriales to #Paris, I will present a complementary list of gathering and opening: #LibéronsParis
Consult my letter, following @LesRepublicains's decision not to invest me!! !️
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— Pierre Charon ن (@pierrecharon) July 4, 2023
Paris was one of 27 departments where more than three senators had to be elected, in this case twelve. The proportional and list ballot. Eight lists had been submitted to Paris. Nationally, 170 of the 348 seats in the Senate were renewed on Sunday. They were chosen by indirect universal ballot by 78,000 "grand electors".