Legislative: Justine Benin on ballot, record abstention in the West Indies


Legislative: Justine Benin on ballot, record abstention in the West Indies

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The Secretary of State for the Sea, Justine Benin, is on ballot after the first round of the legislative elections, marked by record abstention in the West Indies as in Saint-Pierre-et Miquelon.


Of the 4 constituencies of this overseas department, two outgoing deputies are in favorable ballot: Justine Benin (2nd circ .), who plays his role as Secretary of State in charge of the Sea in the government, will oppose in the second round the candidate of the Nupes Christian Baptiste, and Olivier Serva (1st circ.), recently resigned from the presidential majority.< /p>

The 3rd constituency created a surprise by putting the local leader of the RN, Rody Tolassy, ​​in front of the outgoing deputy Max Mathiasin, related to Modem.

In the second round of the presidential election Marine Le Pen had obtained almost 70% of the vote in Guadeloupe.

In the 4th constituency, the candidate supported by the PS, Elie Califer, mayor of the commune of Saint-Claude ahead of Marie-Luce Penchard, Minister of Overseas Nicolas Sarkozy, supported in this election by Renaissance.

Turnout was low (25.31%, compared to 25.60% in the 1st round in 2017).


During this first round marked by high abstention in the four constituencies, with a participation of 21.37%, against 26% in 2017, the only outgoing deputy to stand for re-election, Jean-Philippe Nilor (Democratic and Republican Left), was put on ballot by the former president of the territorial community, Alfred Marie-Jeanne, 85 years old, his former mentor.

The second round will see a far-left party Peyi-A, and Gran sanble pou matinik, the coalition led by the Mim, the Martinican independent movement of Alfred Marie Jeanne, clash in two other constituencies, while in the constituency of Fort-de-France, a candidate supported by the Martinican Progressive Party, created by Aimé Césaire, is on the ballot against a candidate Gran sanble pou matinik.


The outgoing Macronist deputy, Lénaïck Adam is in a favorable ballot against the trade unionist Davy Rimane, member of the Guyanese Workers' Union.

In the first constituency, from which Gabriel Serville (GDR deputy 2012-2021) had resigned to take the head of the community of Guyana, Yvane Goua, figure of the associative environment, and spokesperson of the collective Trop Violans, born from the turbulence of the demonstrations of 2017, will face Jean-Victor Castor member of the Movement of decolonization and social emancipation .

The participation rate is slightly up.

Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin

Outgoing deputy LR Claire Javois Guion-Firmin was eliminated in the first round. The second round will oppose the centrist Frantz Gumbs, former president of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin from 2009 to 2012 and current second vice-president of the territorial majority, to the Divers right Daniel Gibbs, former deputy from 2012 to 2017 and president of the Collectivity de Saint-Martin from 2017 to 2022.

The participation rate is very low, only 21.25% compared to 24.02% in 2017.

– Saint-Pierre et Miquelon-

The outgoing LREM deputy Stéphane Claireaux, did not represent himself. The second round will oppose the candidate of the local Archipel Demain movement, Stéphane Lenormand, to Olivier Gaston, close to the France Insoumise party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Here too the turnout is down with 53.47 % of registrants to have traveled compared to 59.47% in 2017.


12/06/2022 10:37:17 – Miquelon (France) (AFP) – © 2022 AFP