The 2,368 grand electors of Val-d'Oise (municipal councillors, departmental councillors, deputies ...) were called to ballot this Sunday, September 24, to appoint the five representatives of the department to the Upper House. Eight lists were present on the starting line. While the five incumbents were running for re-election, only three of them retained their positions. Alain Richard (Renaissance), 78, is notably beaten for two small voices.
Republicans miss the pass by three
As in 2017, the Republicans list led by the duo composed of Arnaud Bazin and Jacqueline Eustache-Brinio won two seats, coming out ahead by a wide margin, with 24.98% of the votes cast. No triumphalism on the side of the victors, who hoped to win a third folding seat and had set "no limit", in the words of Arnaud Bazin.
"It's stable," he said on election night without more enthusiasm. Georges Mothron, third on the list and therefore not elected, will finally remain at the helm of his city of Argenteuil.
Jacqueline Eustache-Brinio and Arnaud Bazin, the two outgoing LR senators, retained their seats for six more years, a stable result compared to the previous election. LP/Marie Persidat
Daniel Fargeot and Pierre Barros, the new faces
They were able to use their experience as local elected representatives to convince the electorate. At the head of the lists that came third and fourth respectively, Daniel Fargeot (DVD) and Pierre Barros (related PCF), the mayors of Andilly and Fosses, convinced respectively 317 and 262 voters, a remarkable performance.
This was a first attempt for Daniel Fargeot, who is reaping the fruits of the work carried out for years as president of the union of mayors of Val-d'Oise. "I will sit in the Centrist Union group," announced Sunday the elected who wants to continue to rely on the territory.
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Already a candidate in 2017, Pierre Barros has gathered the votes of a good part of the left, La France insoumise, the Communist Party and Génération.s. Lead the field. "This result reflects a surge of elected representatives on the ground," he said on election night. There are people who are stepping up to the plate, it's normal to hear them. Personally, I wonder if it should not be necessary to have experience as mayor before being able to enter the upper house. The two new senators will have to hand over the reins of their communes.
The breakthrough of the left
The Val-d'Oisienne left will therefore have two representatives in the Senate for the next six years. Newcomer Pierre Barros is accompanied by Rachid Temal (PS), who retains the seat won in 2017. The president of the departmental federation of the Socialist Party even strengthened his position, coming second behind the right-wing list.
With 18.88% of the votes cast, it is better than six years ago (4th with 12.28%). "There is a good progression of our list, relishes the former deputy mayor of Taverny. The presence and action on the ground pay off. We will continue to work. »
Outgoing Senator (PS) Rachid Temal, here when the results were announced, retained his seat in the September 24 election and greatly improved his score compared to previous elections. LP/Marie Persidat
On Monday, he asked for appointments with the Minister of National Education to talk about the high school of Magny-en-Vexin, and that of transport to discuss air pollution. Pierre Barros is delighted to see the number of left-wing votes increase among the grand electorate. "Winning an additional senatorial seat for the left is not nothing, it is a great success," said the newly elected Sunday night.