The mayor of Perpignan, Louis Aliot (RN), will try to enter the Department of Pyrénées-Orientales and continue its establishment in this department in the south of France. In 2020, he was elected with 53.09% of the votes cast at the head of this city of 119,344 inhabitants, the largest municipality in France held by a mayor from the party of Jordan Bardella (against which he ran unsuccessfully , for the election to the presidency of the party).
Louis Aliot is running for the canton of Perpignan-Canohès which includes the town of Canohès (6,344 inhabitants) and a small part of the prefecture of Pyrénées-Orientales, i.e. a little over 16,000 voters in total. The first round is scheduled for this Sunday.
A first election invalidated in 2021
The election in this canton of Perpignan 5 had been invalidated by the Council of State. Candidates beaten in the first round had taken legal action in reaction to the presence among the candidates of the former director of customs of Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales, Jean-Marie Dionnet (RN), and as such ineligible. It is this same candidate that Louis Aliot replaces in the binomial of the National Rally.
“The agglomeration of Perpignan receives less than the community of communes of Thuir, estimates Louis Aliot to explain his candidacy. President Hermeline Malherbe (PS) has preferences, and she practices political discrimination. I want to denounce this sectarianism”. Elected in 2021, the duo of the Left Union Mathias Blanc (PS) – who says he is “confident” for this election – and Françoise Chatard (PCF) wishes to confirm their victory a year earlier.
“Louis Aliot is in the wrong election”
Also in the running, the pair composed of Jean-Louis Chambon, elected in Canohès at the head of a DVG list, associated with Florence Micolau (SE), is notably supported by the former mayor of Perpignan Jean Paul Alduy (UDI). Jean-Louis Chambon denounces “the issues raised by Louis Aliot which are not within the competence of the department. Once again, he is in the wrong election,” he explains. Monique Ferrer and Roger Ségura (Modem) are also in the running.