The polls closed at 17:30 p.m. and the results came at around 20:15 p.m. Unsurprisingly, the three outgoing senators were re-elected: Vincent Capo-Canellas (UDI), whose diverse centre list totaled 428 votes, Thierry Meignen (LR), with 494 votes and Fabien Gay (PCF), with 418 votes.
But it is the union list of the Socialist Party and Europe Ecology - The Greens, which makes a (small) breakthrough (with 535 votes), as its candidates also foresaw: Corinne Narassiguin (PS) and Adel Ziane (PS) are therefore entering the Senate. Also elected, Ahmed Laouedj of the miscellaneous left list (253 votes). In short, at the end of these elections, the PCF and LR each lost one seat, while the PS gained one.
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As a reminder, there were six to be filled in Seine-Saint-Denis. Eleven lists, including three led by candidates to succeed them, were running and there were 2,419 grand electors called to decide between them. Nearly half of the 348 seats in the upper house of parliament were renewed, including these six, representing the department.
The traditional photos
And even if the campaign was by the very nature of the election somewhat confidential, some grand electors posted on social networks, the traditional photo in front of the ballot box: Mathieu Hanotin, PS mayor of Saint-Denis and president of Plaine Commune, or Stéphane Troussel, PS president of Seine-Saint-Denis: "An important democratic moment," he writes.
Congratulations to the new senators of Seine-Saint-Denis! A special thought for my friends @CorinneNara and @adel_ziane who will carry our voice and renew the Senate. Happy to see the union of the left and the ecologists at the top of the election pic.twitter.com/wPOc0xOByL
— Stéphane Troussel (@StephanTroussel) September 24, 2023
Bally Bagayoko, himself a defeated candidate of the LFI list, also shared several "educational" photos during the day, addressed to his subscribers: the counting or the queue of grand electors, recalling that they would "contribute to deciding the political orientation of the Senate".