The former Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, failed to qualify in the second round of the legislative elections in the fourth constituency of Loiret, according to the results published by the Ministry of the Interior.
The electoral baptism of fire turned into a bitter failure. Legislative candidate in the fourth constituency of Loiretthe former Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, was indeed eliminated in the first roundaccording to the results published by the interior ministrythis Sunday, June 12.
The former minister, invested under the label of the presidential majority Together, did not got only 18% votes and ends in third position. the RN candidate Thomas Ménagé is first, with 31.6% of the vote, ahead of the candidate Nupes Bruno Nottin, with 20%. Note that the outgoing LR deputy for this constituency, Jean-Pierre Door, elected since 2002, did not stand for re-election. Criticized for his record as Minister of National Education and accused of parachuting, Jean-Michel Blanquer led a difficult campaign.
A complicated campaign
The former minister had notably been insulted and sprayed with white foam by two teachers, on June 4, during a trip near the Montargis market, in Loiret. The politician had commented on this misadventure in a tweet. “An election campaign is a moment of democratic happiness through exchange. Things are going well here in Montargis meeting the citizens. I have just been assaulted by two individuals who want to break this. Let’s not accept it. Long live calm, long live respect, long live democracy“, had written Jean-Michel Blanquer. Following this incident, the ex-minister had filed a complaint.
Last April, Jean-Michel Blanquer explained the meaning of his candidacy by praising the “extraordinary assets” from the Loiret. “It is typical of this Center region which is so significant in France, with historical and geographical qualities, a great wealth of its territorywhich dates back to the Paleolithic“, he said on BFM TV.
Article written in collaboration with 6Medias.
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