Thirty-seven elected officials are the targets of election appeals, including twenty members of the president’s majority.
It was already difficult for the presidential coalition to have up to 289 deputies. In the coming months, the relative majority in the National Assembly may lose a few extra seats at the Palais Bourbon. Among the 99 appeals submitted to the Constitutional Council in the ten days after the general election, 42 have been approved and will be quickly processed by the elders. The elected representatives in question could see their election cancelled, and therefore return to the campaign.
“With fingers crossed”, testifies Paul Midy, Renaissance deputy in Essonne, narrowly elected against the Nupes candidate, Cédric Villani, with 19 votes in advance. Having decided to thwart the appeal against him, Paul Midy “went to see the voters questioned on their signature”to get them to fill in a form certifying that they voted in the two rounds of elections. “According to case law, this should end my appeal”thinks the parliamentarian, who nevertheless says to himself