Seventh constituency for French residents overseas
French National Assembly
|Department||none (overseas residents)|
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'||PS|
The Socialist Party chose Pierre-Yves Le Borgn', whose work in the field of solar energy was based in Brussels, but who also worked in Germany, as its candidate. His deputy (suppléante) was Pascale Seux, a resident of Warsaw. Le Borgn' was 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 was 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 chose Ronan Le Gleut. Living in Berlin where he was born in 1976, he served as patent examiner at the European Patent Organisation. Martine Schöppner was his deputy (suppléante).
The National Front did not present a candidate of its own, but 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 centre-right Radical Party and the centrist Republican, Ecologist and Social Alliance jointly chose Nicolas Jeanneté, a "cultural entrepreneur" and resident of Germany, as their candidate. Elisabeth Duda was his deputy.
The Pirate Party chose Isabelle Robin, a teacher, who lived partly in Britanny and partly near Wiesbaden, in Germany. Pointing out that the party had no funds, she campaignrf entirely online, through social media. Julien Hue was her deputy.
Jacques Régnier, who had "lived and worked more than half his life" abroad, primarily in Germany, stood as an independent candidate, arguing that expatriates have specific needs best served by an independent. Frédéric Halfort was his deputy.
Hyacinthe Muller, a student of economics and music who had been living almost all his life in Germany, stood as an independent candidate, with Raphaëlle Deliancourt as his deputy.
Jacques Werckmann was an independent candidate, with Clément Renaudet as 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.
|PS||Pierre-Yves Le Borgn'||11,970||56.90|
|UMP||Ronan Le Gleut||9,068||43.10|
|PS win (new seat)|
|PS||Pierre-Yves Le Borgn'||8,359||40.08|
|UMP||Ronan Le Gleut||5,957||28.56|
|Cap 21||Bruno Pludermacher||805||3.86|
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