Two mayors of Val-d'Oise - Daniel Fargeot and Pierre Barros - created the surprise this Sunday on the occasion of the senatorial elections, while three other outgoing senators retain their seats. The LR list remains the big winner of the election since it is the only one to win two seats and therefore to re-elect Arnaud Bazin and Jacqueline Eustache-Brinio. The outgoing PS Rachid Temal will also return to the Senate for another five years.
But if three of the outgoing senators remain in place, this election is also the reflection of a surge of local elected officials. The list of Daniel Fargeot, mayor (DVD) of Andilly and president of the union of mayors of Val-d'Oise, came third in number of votes. And Pierre Barros, mayor of Fosses (related to the PCF), won a senatorial seat, giving the left a second Val-d'Oisien representative in the upper house. "I am here so that local elected officials are heard," says Daniel Fargeot, delighted with his breakthrough in this election, without being totally surprised. "We repeated this throughout the campaign. We see in this result that it is not political cleavages that work. Daniel Fargeot intends to continue to defend the communes during his new mandate. "A senator is first and foremost the representative of a territory. I want to reverse the trend, local elected officials suffer too much governance vertically when everything should be done from the ground. »
One more seat to the left
The other surprise of this election is the arrival of Pierre Barros in the Senate. "We win a seat on the left is a real success," said the mayor of Fosses Sunday night. "We had a real gathering process (Editor's note: he received the support of La France Insoumise, Génération.s. and EELV MP Aurélien Taché) and it has borne fruit. Pierre Barros also campaigned on the importance of relying on "elected officials on the ground, those who run the shop. He looks forward to embodying that promise in the Senate. "I do not want to cut ties with the base, on the contrary we will consolidate the links with the territory. I will fight for the state to give municipalities the opportunity to do their job. »
For the elected LR, this vote of the grand electors is a recognition of the mandate completed. "We worked a lot with Arnaud Bazin, we kept our line," says Jacqueline Eustache-Brinio. "We did the job," says Arnaud Bazin.
On the other hand, are excluded from the game the historical Alain Richard (LREM), as well as Sébastien Meurant (DVD).