A satisfactory copy but no grand slam for Les Républicains. The result of the senatorial elections held this Sunday confirmed that Yvelines remained indeed a land of the right: the 2,933 grand electors largely voted for LR. With 1,634 votes, the party won four of the six seats to be renewed in the department. Marc Lévrier, outgoing senator (Renaissance), keeps his place thanks to 421 ballots in his favor.
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Gathered under the aegis of the ecologist Ghislaine Senée, the left snatches a chair. The former mayor of Évecquemont thus enters the Senate and marks the return of the Yvelin left in the hemicycle, thanks to 375 votes. A feat, as the divisions were sharp for this election. The National Rally and LFI remain at the dock, Marine Le Pen's party gathering twice as many votes as that of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Ghislaine Senée (EELV) is also a regional councillor.
This election had a particular flavor in the Yvelines since the LR list was led by Gérard Larcher, the president of the Senate. At 74, the second person of the State retains his seat at the Luxembourg Palace which he has presided over since 2008. The former mayor of Rambouillet should logically keep his place on the "plateau", the equivalent of the perch among senators.
The presence of "only" four elected representatives on the LR list allows Chatou to keep its mayor. Éric Dumoulin was on the list led by Gérard Larcher. Cumulation of mandates obliges, he had to leave his place to his first assistant Michèle Grellier... on condition that the Republicans get five seats and that he is therefore elected.