In Nice, Ciotti with “a clear line” against the majority candidate in ambush

It was not the time for triumphalism on Sunday evening on the podium installed in front of Eric Ciotti’s HQ, at the port of Nice. The outgoing LR deputy from the first constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes came first in the first round of the legislative elections, with 31.7% of the vote, but his direct opponent, the presidential majority candidate Graig Monetti (25.92%) is in ambush. The first explains that he will continue to defend “a clear line” when the second could succeed in taking advantage of more vote transfers.

Already in a duel with a LREM candidate in 2017 (he then obtained 35% of the vote), Eric Ciotti would certainly have hoped to obtain a slightly more comfortable lead before the second round, especially since the Reconquest party! of Eric Zemmour had decided not to oppose a candidate to him. And even if he largely wins this first round, his outsider, deputy mayor of Nice, has for his part managed to make a name for himself. Graig Monetti will undoubtedly have benefited from a very active campaign and the weighty support of Christian Estrosi, who launched his candidacy.

Voters for Nupes and RN will be decisive

So what can we expect in the second round next Sunday? By his very right-wing positioning, the outgoing deputy could logically benefit from a good part of the votes of the candidate RN Muriel Vitteti (13.32%). But his competitor, he will also undoubtedly be able to draw on the reserves of the representative of Nupes, Anne-Laure Chaintron, who garnered more than 20.42% of the vote this Sunday evening.

Graig Monetti was quick to mark his differences with Eric Ciotti after a campaign, he says, conducted “on optimism, on unity”. “We must return to what is called living together, he supported as soon as the first results were announced. The time has come to change MPs in the first constituency of Nice and the Alpes-Maritimes. Enough with the campaigns of hate, fear and division. »

“I have forged links with the people of Nice”, boasts Eric Ciotti

The boss of the Les Républicains party in the Alpes-Maritimes, serious, no doubt also undermined by some of the other results of his colleagues in the neighboring constituencies, for his part planned to remain “in his line, clear, proximity”.

“I have forged links with the people of Nice and I will remain myself, with my values. I leave more than 32% where our candidate [Valérie Pécresse] for the presidential election obtained less than 5% of the vote”, he recalled just before the proclamation of the final results, which finally placed him at 31.7%.

Discover the results of the first round of the 2022 legislative elections by constituency in each city and department.

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