A smiling face. At 26, Louise Morel was elected Sunday evening deputy of the sixth of Bas-Rhin. The representative of the presidential majority won in the canton of Molsheim-Obernai against the candidate of the National Rally Jean-Frédéric Steinbach, with 57.9% of the vote. Philippe Meyer, the outgoing deputy Les Républicains who came in third place last Sunday with 20.4% of the vote, had called for a blockade of the RN.
But who is this newly elected, who will not be the youngest to sit at the Palais-Bourbon? Already, the new MP comes from a politicized family. His mother, Alice, has been mayor of Bellefosse since… 1977! She was then the youngest mayor in France at 21!
“My election rewards the work of the last few weeks”
Louise was already spokesperson for the Young Democrats, a movement she joined after the election of Emmanuel Macron in 2017. A graduate of IEP Strasbourg and Essec, she studied in Australia and Singapore and was an intern at the French Embassy in Kenya. After her studies, she joined a consulting firm specializing in the food industry in Paris. During the first five-year term, she was also the parliamentary assistant to MP Thierry Michels, who had not represented himself in the 1st constituency of Bas-Rhin.
“My election rewards the work of the last few weeks”, appreciated Sunday the new deputy at the microphone of France 3. “What will I do in the Assembly? I would very much like to take an interest in economic issues”. Or environmental subjects, mobility and inter-generational solidarity, his other points of interest.
Discover the results of the second round of the 2022 legislative elections by city, department and district on 20minutes.fr.