Legislative elections 2022: Marc Fesneau re-elected MP for Loir-et-Cher

Re-election in good and due form for the outgoing deputy of the 1D constituency of Loir-et-Cher. The new Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, came first in the second round, with 56.47% of the votes cast, against the candidate of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), Reda Belkadi (43.53%), Sunday June 19.

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Elected deputy for the first time in 2017 in a clear victory – 69.2% of the vote -, Mr. Fesneau ran little risk of not being renewed in this department which elected Emmanuel Macron with 59.5% of the vote. in the second round of the presidential election. In the first round of the legislative elections, Sunday June 12, he came out on top with 32% of the vote against 24.3% for his opponent on the left. With this re-election, he secures his place in government, while ministers who fail to be elected must resign from office.

Minister delegate in charge of relations with Parliament during the second part of the previous five-year term (2018-2022), Mr. Fesneau was appointed, Friday, May 20, at the head of the ministry of agriculture in the new government of Elisabeth Borne. This fine connoisseur of agricultural subjects had declined the same proposal in 2017, stressing that he wanted to devote himself to his first term as a deputy.

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MoDem figure hailed for his talent in “demining”

Mr. Fesneau will finally agree to enter the government on October 16, 2018, on the occasion of the reshuffle following the resignation of Gérard Collomb, to deal with relations with Parliament.

In this position, the adept crossbow hunter stood out for his talents as a diplomat, his discretion and his patience. According to the recurrent disagreements which settle between the opposition forces and the presidential majority, Mr. Fesneau becomes a centerpiece of Macronie, capable of “demine” tensions with both Houses of Parliament.

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He is also one of the MoDem’s ambassadors within the presidential majority, alongside François Bayrou. Former parliamentary assistant to Jacqueline Gourault in the Senate for fifteen years, he was secretary general of the centrist party between 2010 and 2017, before succeeding Marielle de Sarnez, who died in January 2021, as vice-president of the party.

By running for re-election in these legislative elections, Mr. Fesneau intends to reaffirm his political legitimacy, after having suffered a crushing defeat in the regional elections of 2021. The former councilor of the village of Marchenoir (Loir-et-Cher), who had been designated head of the list for the majority in his region of Centre-Val de Loire, had, in fact, arrived fourth in the second round of the ballot, with 16% of the votes cast. He has since sat in opposition to the regional council, where he had already been elected from 2004 to 2010.

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Legislative elections 2022: Marc Fesneau re-elected MP for Loir-et-Cher