On the evening of the senatorial elections, the right looked grey at the prefecture of Créteil (Val-de-Marne) while the left exulted. Pascal Savoldelli (PCF) was re-elected, with Laurence Rossignol (PS), outgoing senator from Oise, at his side. Akli Mellouli (PS), by rallying "a grassroots left", upset the forecasts by being elected while standing on a dissident list.
On the right, Christian Cambon (LR), outgoing senator, and Marie-Carole Ciuntu, the mayor (LR) of Sucy-en-Brie, were elected. The outgoing Laurent Lafon (UDI), who did not make an alliance with the LR list, too. "We lose our 3rd seat by six votes, regrets Christian Cambon, visibly bitter, denouncing "the strategy of division organized by the list of Laurent Lafon". Their list came out ahead with 34.76%.
"When you leave disunited, you lose"
"The grand electors were not fooled," said Pascal Savoldelli. This is an encouraging result for the 94. At his side Laurence Rossignol seems relieved: "You never know how it will go, says the former senator of Val-d'Oise, now elected in Val-de-Marne. We will be able to fight the government's policy. Their list, Agir en France pour mieux vivre dans le Val-de-Marne, came second with 25.64% of the votes cast.
"This bodes well for the department," says a left-wing elected official, while Val-de-Marne swung to the right during the last departmental elections. "The grand electors have clearly seen the double language of their elected representatives in the Senate," adds Pascal Savoldelli. He adds: "The pension reform has left its mark." "When we leave disunited, we lose as the elections always show us," said Pascal Cambon.
In previous elections, the LR list won two seats, the centrists one, the ecologists one seat and two seats for the Communist Party.