Games are made. We now know that there will be 12 ballots on the tables of the polling stations for the first round of the presidential election on April 10. All managed to collect at least 500 sponsorships from mayors, deputies and other regional or departmental advisers. Since François Hollande, these famous sponsorships have been made public, so we can know to whom local elected officials have given their support. What about in the North department where only 248 elected officials agreed to sponsor a candidate? 20 minutes peeled, for you, the listing of the Constitutional Council.
Since the sponsorship of candidates for the presidential election have been made public, local elected officials have been more cautious in choosing their foal. It was, moreover, one of the grievances reproached by the candidate of “Reconquête! “, Eric Zemmour, to the system in place to appear before the French for the supreme mandate. The latter paid the price since he only garnered 11 sponsorships from mayors of small towns in the North. The candidate of the Rassemblement National, Marine le Pen, is doing barely better with 13 northern sponsorships, mainly acquired from the regional advisers of her party.
Darmanin sponsors Macron, Roussel sponsors himself
It is the candidate of LR, Valérie Pécresse, who, with 58 sponsorships, comes first in the North. It managed to garner support distributed fairly evenly between mayors, deputies and regional and departmental councillors. The canvassers of the outgoing president, Emmanuel Macron, were able to seduce above all the mayors and six of the eight northern deputies who sponsored a candidate. On the other hand, only 2 regional councilors have decided to support the Head of State. It should also be noted that Emmanuel Macron has received the sponsorship of his Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, thanks to his mandate as departmental adviser.
The other candidate who is doing well with elected northerners is the communist Fabien Roussel. The latter has garnered 40 sponsorships, including one that he granted to himself as a deputy. On his heels, Anne Hidalgo, the socialist, who displays 30 northern supporters on the counter, including that of the mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry.
Disappointing score for the ecologist Yannick Jadot, with only 10 support granted in the North. He owes them essentially to the regional and departmental councilors Greens who have recently entered these bodies. But the most unfortunate in history is Philippe Poutou, candidate of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA). Only the mayor of a village of 771 inhabitants granted him his sponsorship.
As a reminder, the 12 candidates validated by the Constitutional Council are: Nathalie Arthaud (LO), Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (DLF), Anne Hidalgo (PS), Yannick Jadot (EELV), Jean Lassalle, Marine le Pen (RN), Emmanuel Macron (LREM), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI), Valérie Pécresse (LR), Philippe Poutou (NPA), Fabien Roussel (PCF) and Eric Zemmour (Reconquest).