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Mélenchon slightly ahead in Ile-de-France

With a gap of around 2,500 votes, Jean-Luc Mélenchon (30.24%) caused a surprise and was just ahead of Emmanuel Macron (30.19%) in Paris (35.33%). ) won 13 out of 20 arrondissements.

With the exception of the departments of Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine and Paris won by Emmanuel Macron, the rebellious leader took first place in the five other departments of the Paris region.

Jumping more than eight points from 2017, Mr Mélenchon takes first place in Ile-de-France in a very close duel – 2,554 votes – with the outgoing president, who largely prevailed there five years ago.

Marine Le Pen ranks third with 12.96% of the vote, a level slightly above her 2017 result.

In Paris, Emmanuel Macron took first place (35.33%), winning 13 arrondissements, including the historically beautiful districts on the right.

In these former bastions of the right, Eric Zemmour (8.16%) finished second in the 7thand8thand and 16and Arrondissements, where it even reaches 17.48%. Never before had a right-wing extremist candidate achieved this number of points in the capital.

As in 2017, Mélenchon (30.09%) won 19th placeand and 20and district, but also five new districts.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo ranks seventh in the capital with 2.17%, a figure slightly higher than national.

In the Ile-de-France, the President of the region and LR candidate Valérie Pécresse achieved 6.20%. In its department of Yvelines, it barely exceeds 8%, while in its strongholds of Vélizy-Villacoublay and Versailles, it barely reaches 11% and 14%.

In the popular districts of the department, such as Trappes or Mantes-la-Jolie, Mélenchon largely dominates.

Seine-Saint-Denis, a popular department in the north-east suburbs of Paris, was mostly won by Mr Mélenchon with 49.09%, with impressive results in Bobigny (60.14%) or Saint-Denis (61.13%). The abstention rate is 30.21%, the highest in the Paris region.

In right-wing strongholds such as Versailles (33.05%), Maisons-Lafitte (42.19%) in Yvelines, Boulogne-Billancourt (45.62%) and Marne-la-Coquette (45.98%) in Hauts- de-Seine, Emmanuel Macron comes first, well ahead of Valérie Pécresse.

In Seine-et-Marne, the most rural department of Ile-de-France, Mélenchon also took first place with 25.86%, just ahead of Emmanuel Macron (25%) and Marine Le Pen (23.57%).

In the Val-de-Marne the old “Red Suburb”, lost by the Communists in the last departmental elections, unsurprisingly benefited from the rebel candidate (32.67%) ahead of Emmanuel Macron (29.10%). Mr. Mélenchon prevails largely in communist cities such as Vitry or Ivry-sur-Seine.

Also in Val-d’Oise, the candidate from France Insoumise leads with 33.17% of the votes. At Essonne, he is just ahead of Emmanuel Macron (28.09% vs. 27.66%).

Finally, unlike in 2012 and 2017, the sovereign candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan does not reach the first place in Yerres (Essonne), of which he is deputy and mayor. He only achieves 10.81% and takes fourth place.

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