38.11% turnout at 5 p.m. in the second round, down from the first

The Secretary of State for the Sea, Justine Benin, was beaten on Saturday in the second round of the legislative elections in the 2nd constituency of Guadeloupe, with 41.35% of the votes behind Christian Baptiste (DVG), supported by Nupes, elected with 58 .65% of the votes, announced the prefecture of Guadeloupe in a press release.

French Secretary of State for the Sea Justine Benin, June 1, 2022. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Justine Benin, outgoing MP, played her role in the government during this election. The executive had recalled before the vote that in the event of failure in the legislative elections the minister candidate should leave the government in accordance with an unwritten rule but already applied in 2017 by Emmanuel Macron.

#Législatives2022 🗳 Le dépouillement du scrutin est terminé sur l'ensemble de la #Guadeloupe. Le taux de participation pour ce 2nd tour a été de 28,23%. En 2017, il était de 30,65 %.
ℹPlus d'infos : https://t.co/gN5X6AQNep pic.twitter.com/Dd0C2T7Sas

— Préfet de Guadeloupe (@Prefet971) June 19, 2022


Asked after her failure by RCI radio about her future in government, Justine Benin said on Saturday evening that“in the current state of affairs [elle n’avait] no response to this yet” and should be fixed “Until monday”.

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Christian Baptiste said for his part in the local media that “Guadeloupe’s interest is not to remain in a vertical and brutal policy of Emmanuel Macron”.

Three of the four deputies elected in Guadeloupe – Olivier Serva, Christian Baptiste and Elie Calife – were supported by the alliance of left-wing parties Nupes during this election, marked by a very strong abstention with less than 28.23% of participation, against 30.65% in 2017.

In the first constituency, the outgoing deputy, Olivier Serva, ex-LREM and supported by LFI for the second round, was elected with 74.04%. He wants to create “an overseas group in the National Assembly” and “defending the reinstatement of suspended caregivers”.

In the third constituency, the candidate of the National Rally, Rody Tolassy, ​​did not manage to win a mandate as a deputy while it was in the archipelago that Marine Le Pen had obtained her best score (nearly 70% ) in the second round of the presidential election.

With environment “1000 votes apart” thanks to “a local republican alliance” according to the local media, outgoing MP Max Mathiasin, who came second in the first round, finally won in this second round (52.12% of the vote). The latter mentioned in the local media the mobilization of“a front of Guadeloupeans”.

In the fourth constituency, without suspense, Elie Calife, mayor (PS) of Saint-Claude was elected with 100% of the votes cast. He was the only candidate in the running after the withdrawal of his opponent Marie-Luce Penchard.


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