Left to right, a number of political figures put their mandate at stake or strive to return to the first plan cantonal elections in March. Passing in review of decliners.
Former Secretary of State for transport, who left the Government in November for "are re - iodize" and extract the maximum of the national debates, surveyed the land. Elected at the head of the Charente-Maritime in March 2008 with five seats in advance, Dominique Bussereau knows danger: 26 cantons on 51 are renewable - including his own - and the Department voted 57 for Ségolène Royal - while wearing the colours of the UMP - to the second round of the regional. Before the political bureau of the UMP, he recently voiced the impact of the debates on the 35-hour or officials.
Beaten to the Presidency of the Federation UMP of Hauts-de-Seine, Patrick Devedjian fears for its Presidency of the General Council. Twenty-four townships are at stake, including his own. The Department voted predominantly PS in the second round of the regional. Above all, the former Minister of the stimulus is disputed in the UMP group, where he was charged - in addition to its methods - of not being able to calm the scene with Jean Sarkozy. This ensures that it is not "candidate" in the Chair once held by his father. But Isabelle Balkany is already out of wood and others may follow.
Landes. The right has only three seats thirty to the outgoing General Council. And the Department, anchored to the left, voted Socialist in more than 57 in the second round of the regional. Henri Emmanuelli, who belongs to the left wing of the PS, on the other hand could become the President of "old" General Council of France: he is sitting in the wheelchair since 1982, with a break of three years at the end of the 1990s. Unless Christian Poncelet, almost eighty-three years old and confronted a sling in his own camp, reach to remain at the head of the Vosges, the Department he led thirty-four years.
His election to the Presidency of the General Council of Corrèze, the former fief of Jacques Chirac, had been one of the symbols of the victory of the left in the cantonal elections of 2008. Its own Township is not to renew next month, but its position is fragile: the left is majority to a single seat in the Department. François Hollande started additional pressure, pledging to not attend the Socialist primary if he was re-elected in March: "policy, he said, such as agriculture, should sow."
The Minister of Justice was able to obtain the union of centrists, the UMP and radicals in the Rhône Department over which he presides over the past two decades. But it does have that majority in the outgoing General Council seats and half elected representatives submit their seat at stake next month. The local Socialists are trying to nationalize the election in an attempt to undermine the image very consensual and all in roundness of Michel Mercier, presented as "the agent of Nicolas Sarkozy in the Rhone".
At the age of seventy-nine, the former Senator passed successively by the FN, the RPR and the UMP, dream to return to the front of the stage. And, especially, to take his revenge on Christian Estrosi, who deprived him of the Mayor of Nice, in 2008, after 13 years of reign. Jacques Peyrat, who said he wanted to "hunt the merchants of the Temple" in "his" town, is opposed to Dominique Estrosi-Sassone, the ex-wife of the current mayor, 14 Township, and the outgoing Advisor General PS, Paul Cuturello. He received the support of the national Front, which has withdrawn its candidate.
Candidate in his Township of Vitteaux, President of the Group new Center to the Assembly plays an important part in Côte-d'Or in March. Top of the list of the majority in the regional 2010, François Sauvadet was surpassed in the two towers, in his Department by Socialist François Patriat. However, it has only one voice of majority in the General Council. It is to this voice, the only Advisor General modem, that his candidacy for the Presidency had been preferred in 2008 by the majority to that of the outgoing UMP, Louis de Broissia.