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Chesnais-Girard wins the regional in Brittany, with a record abstention

It is in a context of record abstention (63%) that the regional ones in Brittany were won on Sunday by the list of outgoing socialist president Loïg Chesnais-Girard, with just under 30% of the vote, ahead of Isabelle Le Callennec (LR), Claire Desmarres-Poirrier (EELV), Thierry Burlot (LREM) and Gilles Pennelle (RN). An insufficient score for the top list to win the 42 seats (out of 83) allowing Loïg Chesnais-Girard to be re-elected in a chair on Friday at the head of the region. He will therefore have to pass, by then, through the negotiations box. On the departmental side, the right has almost been full in the Morbihan and has delighted Finistère on the left. Ille-et-Vilaine remains on the left, but outgoing president Jean-Luc Chenut will have to convince the ecologists to vote for him. The Côtes-d’Armor department returns to the left, after a shift to the right in 2015.

All election results in Brittany

After passionless regions, the blurred horizon of 2022

Dizzying abstention, failure of the RN and LREM, revenge of the old world and Grand Slam of outgoing: after regional shunned by the French and difficult to decipher, all eyes are now on the presidential election in less than ten months . The second round of regional and departmental confirmed Sunday a record abstention, around 66%. In mainland France, the thirteen regional presidents were re-elected. The right and the center have retained their seven strongholds. The left prevailed in its five strongholds and can boast of seeing a region fall into its purse: in Reunion, with Huguette Bello, at the head of a union list. On the other hand, the Communist Party lost the Val-de-Marne, the last department which it still directed and this since 1976, to the benefit of the right. As in 2015, the National Rally, despite flattering polls, returned empty-handed. As for the presidential party LREM, it simply did not exist. [Le direct, au lendemain des élections]

Follow the third stage of the Tour de France live on Le Télégramme

Already the 3rd stage of the Tour de France in Brittany! After the puncheurs festival in Landerneau and Mûr-de-Bretagne, this Monday, the first massive sprint in Pontivy, arrival of the Grande Boucle for the first time. It is Mathieu van der Poel, grandson of Raymond Poulidor, who will leave with the yellow jersey. Real departure from Lorient at 1.20 pm The stage can be followed live on Le Télégramme. And to experience the event in pictures as if you were there, it’s here!

(Nicolas Créach)

The tour of France

The pension reform voted in October?

Introduce retirement at 64 from October for implementation after the presidential election, such seems to be the will of several people in the entourage of Emmanuel Macron, announce Les Échos, this Monday: “According to concordant sources, the pro-reforms push to strike a big blow by pushing back the retirement age to 64 years in a very short time, even if the measure would not come into force until after the presidential election. Alexis Kohler, Bruno Le Maire and Sébastien Lecornu are among them, while Jean Castex is more careful, and a fortiori Richard Ferrand ”.


Covid-19: death record in Moscow, restrictions in Asia-Pacific

Russian authorities on Monday announced daily death records from covid-19 in the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, a sign that the situation is worsening in Russia, hit hard by the Delta variant. Moscow has recorded 124 dead and St. Petersburg 110 dead in the past 24 hours, surpassing the records the two cities broke over the weekend. Russia has been struck for a few weeks by the Delta variant, which is more contagious and which worries all over the world. Identified for the first time in India, the more contagious Delta variant is now present in at least 85 countries, raising fears, despite vaccination campaigns, of new waves of the pandemic which has killed nearly four million people. [La crise sanitaire en direct]

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