The PCF lost the Val-de-Marne this Sunday, June 27. (illustration photo)

DEPARTMENTAL – The Communist Party lost Val-de-Marne, the last department it headed, this Sunday, June 27 to the benefit of the right, Seine-Saint-Denis remaining the only Ile-de-France department on the left after these departmental.

Political earthquake in Val-de-Marne, in the hands of the PCF since 1976: the right-wing list led by Olivier Capitanio won in front of the left-wing alliance led by the communist Christian Favier, who said in a press release , of his “deep sadness”. “It’s a historic event,” said Olivier Capitanio to AFP.

Since the loss of the Allier in the 2015 elections, Val-de-Marne was the last department run by the Communists, thanks to an alliance with leftist forces.

During the 2020 municipal elections, the Communists had already lost the historic bastions of Champigny-sur-Marne, Choisy-le-Roi or even Valenton. Sunday, the two cantons of Champigny and that of Choisy were taken from right to left.

The right keeps Hauts-de-Seine and Yvelines

In Seine-Saint-Denis, the left, which had united in the first round to counter its opponents from the right and from the center, strengthened its positions after several polls marked by slight erosion. At the helm of the department since 2012, Stéphane Troussel (PS) has easily won again in his stronghold of La Courneuve.

In the Val-d’Oise, the candidates from the right and from the center clearly outstripped a left party in dispersed order, and without a local leader. Outgoing president Marie-Christine Cavecchi (LR), whose pair offers themselves a large victory in the canton of Franconville, should therefore logically keep her chair.

In Seine-et-Marne, voters have renewed many outgoing departmental advisers, regardless of the internal divisions which opposed outgoing president Patrick Septiers, supported by the UDI, the Modem and LREM, to a rival of his own majority, the deputy LR Jean-François Parigi. The latter has united in the ranks of the majority, which therefore remains on the right.

Unsurprisingly, the right retained the Hauts-de-Seine and the Yvelines. In the latter department, the challenge was, for the president of the departmental council Pierre Bedier, a figure of the local right, to know if he would still succeed in the “grand slam” as in 2015, when his list had won in the all of the cantons. It’s done, he claimed in the evening.

In Essonne, taken from the right to the left in 2015, the duel was tighter but the figures on Sunday evening suggested a victory for the right.

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