How the RN managed to establish itself beyond the borders of the mining basin

ELECTIONS – The National Rally, hitherto mainly established in Pas-de-Calais, succeeded in electing six deputies in the North during the legislative elections.

The leap forward is spectacular. In ten years, in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais, the National Rally has gone from zero to twelve deputies in the two departments. Having become the leading political party in Hauts-de-France, the RN achieved the biggest score in its history during the second round of the legislative elections.

If the Lepenist party has been a hit for several years in Pas-de-Calais, its establishment in the North is one of the lessons of the second round of legislative elections. With 6 deputies against 1 in 2017, the most populous department in France has never had so many RN representatives in the National Assembly, as political scientist Tristan Haute notes.

“It’s a historic result with victories that aren’t that narrow. There are now as many deputies in the North as in Pas-de-Calais. If certain territories were favorable to the RN during the national elections, they were less so during the local elections. But now they have changed. This is the case throughout Douaisis, in the south of Avesnois, in Flanders, in Weppes. »

The combination of three factors

Even more striking is the sociology of the territories that have shifted towards the RN. Confined so far in a disadvantaged mining area, the Rasse vote(…) Read more at 20minutes

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