Olivier Paccaud fills up. At the end of the senatorial elections, the 54-year-old outgoing senator (DVD) obtained a score of 41.67% and finished in first place. And especially a second for his list "Our party is the Oise". He thus retained his position in the Senate and allowed his running mate and mayor of Tracy-le-Mont, Sylvie Valente-Le Hir, to sit alongside him at the Luxembourg Palace. A triumph for the one who had been elected in dissent from the party The Republicans six years ago. Especially since the latter was 50 votes away from obtaining a third seat.
"It is a great joy to make such a beautiful score but also to bring a woman to the Senate," reacts Olivier Paccaud. And to hammer home the two key words of his victorious campaign: "Work and proximity". "It's the result of six years of work," says Sylvie Valente-Le Hir. Still on the right, Édouard Courtial (ex-LR) also keeps his place in the upper house with a score of 16.01%.
On the other hand, it is a slap in the face for the only senator of the right remained faithful to LR, Jérôme Bascher, who paid the price for the victory of Olivier Paccaud and who obtained only 11.63% of the vote. While he was absent during the announcement of the results, Olivier Paccaud wanted to pay tribute to his colleague. "Jerome did not deserve to be taken out of the Senate and this crushing defeat. He is a very hard-working person and I am sad for him. »
'The left continues to exist'
As for the socialist Alexandre Ouizille, 35 years old, he succeeds in succeeding Laurence Rossignol who ran in the Val-de-Marne, in a concern for renewal within the left oisienne. With 18.24% of the vote, he climbed to second place in the election. When the results were announced, the chairman of the Socialist group in the regional council - who will leave office in the coming weeks - did not hide his happiness at being elected.
"The idea was that the left would continue to exist. Six years ago, we were fourth and now we finish in second place, it's a real satisfaction. Especially since he was a new entrant. "It was an additional difficulty, especially in a department that leans to the right." Disappointment on the other hand for the National Rally, whose head of the list Mylène Troszcynski hoped for "a positive result". Although she did better than Michel Guiniot in (3.39%) in the last elections, she won only 6.27% of the vote and finished in 5th place.