Olivier Véran re-elected in Isère during the second round of the 2022 legislative elections

Olivier Véran did not seem in danger in the 1re constituency of Isère, where the President of the Republic won nearly 80% of the votes in the second round of the presidential election of 2022. The scores on the evening of the second round of the legislative elections, Sunday June 19, confirm this: the Minister Delegate in charge relations with Parliament was re-elected with 57.7% of the vote against the candidate of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), Salomé Robin (42.3%).

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The former Minister of Health and candidate under the colors of the presidential coalition Together! came out on top on the evening of the first round, Sunday June 12, during which he had gathered 40.5% of the votes. Mme Robin was on his heels, less than four points behind (36.86%), a tighter score than hoped for by Mr. Véran’s camp.

The Minister of Health (2020-2022) of the Castex government has become one of the familiar faces of the daily press conferences devoted to the evolution of the human toll of the Covid-19 epidemic over the long months of confinement, deconfinement and reconfinement. He pleaded for widely vaccinating the population and for the establishment of the health pass, the latter having, according to him, proven its effectiveness against the epidemic, which, despite everything, improved the death of nearly 150,000 people carrying SARS-CoV-2, according to Public Health France.

Pedagogue, despite a submachine gun flow, Olivier Véran is known to be a good communicator. Judge ” serious “ and ” efficient ” by Emmanuel Macron, he had to manage the health crisis, the health system on the verge of implosion and a weakened hospital staff.

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A highly publicized amendment

It is to Geneviève Fioraso, Minister of Research for the two Ayrault governments, under the presidency of François Hollande, that the Grenoble native, son of a teacher and an engineer, owes his political career. The deputy of Isère offers him to become his deputy for the legislative elections of 2012 after having met the young doctor, then spokesperson for the national inter-union of hospital interns, while visiting his neurology department at the Grenoble University Hospital. He accepts immediately. In the wake of the election of François Hollande, Geneviève Fioraso enters the government, and he becomes a deputy. Mr. Véran made people talk about him by pushing a highly publicized amendment, which will be adopted, to prohibit the activity of modeling for people who are too thin.

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Elected under the label La République en Marche in the constituency of Geneviève Fioraso, who passed the torch to him, in 2017, he voted for the creation of a flexible tax on sugary soft drinks, defended experimentation with therapeutic cannabis and pass a provision allowing hospital emergencies to be paid when they refer non-emergency patients to city medicine. An experiment which irritated a number of liberal doctors but which did not prevent him from being appointed Minister of Health, on February 16, 2020. Olivier Véran then gave way to his deputy, Camille Galliard-Minier, to whom he was to succeed again.

To remain a minister in the Borne government, Mr. Véran had to win, Sunday June 19, because, as in 2017, members of the government who are candidates for deputy will be able to issue in the event of failure.

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