Seventh constituency for French residents overseas
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French National Assembly
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The Seventh constituency for French residents overseas (septième circonscription des Français établis hors de France) is one of eleven constituencies each electing one representative of French citizens overseas to the French National Assembly.
It covers all French citizens living in sixteen countries in Central and Eastern Europe - specifically, Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo (recognised by France), Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Slovakia. As of New Year's Day 2011, it contained 138,329 registered French voters. By far the greatest number of these (111,742) were living in Germany. (In contrast, there were only 121 in Albania.)
This constituency elected its first ever representative at the 2012 French legislative election.
|2012||Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’||-|
The Socialist Party has chosen Pierre-Yves Le Borgn', whose work in the field of solar energy is based in Brussels, but who also works in Germany, as its candidate. His deputy (suppléante) is Pascale Seux, a resident of Warsaw. Le Borgn' is also endorsed by Europe Écologie–The Greens. (Europe Écologie–The Greens initially chose Pierrette Stephan-Letondor, with Florian Chiron as her deputy (suppléant). A resident of Baden-Württemberg, Stephan-Letondor is a radio-journalist for Südwestrundfunk, and a member of the German party Alliance '90/The Greens. The party subsequently withdrew its candidate, however, as part of an agreement whereby Europe Écologie–The Greens and the Socialist Party endorsed each other's candidate in several constituencies.)
The Union for a Popular Movement has chosen Ronan Le Gleut. Living in Berlin where he was born in 1976, he currently serves as patent examiner at the European Patent Organisation. Martine Schöppner is his deputy (suppléante).
The National Front is not presenting a candidate of its own, but has endorsed Agnès Dejouy, of the small, new far-right party Sovereignty, Independence and Freedoms, which is allied to the National Front as part of the "Marine blue gathering" (rassemblement bleu Marine). Matthieu Petit is her deputy.
The Radical Party (centre-right) and the Republican, Ecologist and Social Alliance (centrist) have jointly chosen Nicolas Jeanneté, a "cultural entrepreneur" and resident of Germany, as their candidate. Elisabeth Duda is his deputy.
The Pirate Party has chosen Isabelle Robin, a teacher, who lives partly in Britanny and partly near Wiesbaden, in Germany. Pointing out that the party has no funds, she is campaigning entirely online, through social media. Julien Hue is her deputy.
Jacques Régnier, who has "lived and worked more than half his life" abroad, primarily in Germany, is standing as an independent candidate, arguing that expatriates have specific needs best served by an independent. Frédéric Halfort is his deputy.
As in other constituencies, turnout in the first round was low, with a low point of 14.8% in Serbia. Only in Albania did more than half of all registered French citizens vote (59.5%). In Slovakia, turnout was 42.3%; elsewhere, it was below 40%. Socialist candidate Pierre-Yves Le Borgn' finished first by a large margin. He was first in every country except Bulgaria, Kosovo (where he received 3 votes to Ronan Le Gleut's 5), Montenegro (7 votes to Le Gleut's 8), Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
|Legislative Election 2012: Overseas residents 7 - 2nd round|
|PS||Pierre-Yves Le Borgn'|
|UMP||Ronan Le Gleut|
|[[|N/A]] win (new seat)|
|Legislative Election 2012: Overseas residents 7 - 1st round|
|PS||Pierre-Yves Le Borgn'||8 359||40.08|
|UMP||Ronan Le Gleut||5 957||28.56|
|MoDem||Xavier Fourny||1 347||6.46||-|
|Cap 21||Bruno Pludermacher||805||3.86|
|Pirate Party||Isabelle Robin||595||2.85||-|
|Liberal Democrats||Denis Matton||354||1.70||-|
|Solidarity and Progress||Élodie Viennot||147||0.70||-|
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