By Quentin Marais
It’s go again. Sunday April 10, 2022, the first round of the presidential will deliver its verdict. The electors are called to the polls: but in Toulouse, which had obtained the favor of the voters, on the first tour previous elections?
April 21, 2002: the vain effort for Lionel Jospin
The seven-year term is over. Place in the quinquennium. While the polls of the time announced a future duel between the right and the left, represented by Jacques Chirac and Lionel Jospin, nothing will happen. To everyone’s surprise, Jean-Marie Le Pen beat the odds and qualified.
The socialist candidate pays the price for this unprecedented appearance: it was then the first time that the far right found itself in the second round of a presidential election. This time Toulouse had set its sights on Lionel Jospin. Not enough…
- Lionel Jospin (PS): 20.23%
- Jacques Chirac (RPR): 17.34%
- Jean-Marie Le Pen (FN): 14.65%
- Noel Mamere (The Greens): 8.75%
- Francois Bayrou (UDF): 6.88%
- Jean-Pierre Chevènement (RP): 6.14%
- Olivier Besancenot (LCR): 4.95%
- Arlette Laguillet (LO): 4.82%
- Alain Madelin (DL): 3.44%
- Christiane Taubira (PRG): 3.13%
- Robert Hue (PCF): 2.1%
- Jean Saint Josse (CPNT): 1.54%
- Bruno Megret (MRN): 1.47%
- Christine Boutin (FRS): 1.2%
- Daniel Gluckstein (PT): 0.37%
April 22, 2007: Ségolène Royal hands down
In 2007, the polls again anticipate a duel between the left and the right. Lionel Jospin and Jacques Chirac are no longer in the running, their parties now being represented by Segolene Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy.
In Toulouse, the socialist candidate rounds up a large part of the electorate Rose de la Ville (36.15%), ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy (26.75%). This is one of the largest differences recorded during a first round, in the fourth city of France.
- Segolene Royal (PS): 36.15%
- Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP): 26.75%
- Francois Bayrou (UDF): 19.21%
- Jean-Marie Le Pen (FN): 6.35%
- Olivier Besancenot (LCR): 3.64%
- José Bové (Dare Bové): 1.93%
- Dominique Voynet (The Greens): 1.76%
- Marie-Georges Buffet (PCF): 1.69%
- Philippe De Villiers (MPF): 1.11%
- Arlette Laguillet (LO): 0.84%
- Frederic Nibous (CPNT): 0.3%
- Gerard Schivardi (CNRD): 0.25%
April 22, 2012: this time, the people of Toulouse hit the mark
The years pass, and the confrontation between the two French political blocs continues: Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy seem, according to the polls, to have again the favor of the voters of the Hexagon, in view of this first round.
And in Toulouse, the left once again finished in the lead, with 34.44% of the vote.
- Francois Hollande (PS): 34.44%
- Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP): 23.12%
- Jean-Luc Melenchon (FDG): 15.91%
- Marine Le Pen (FN): 10.34%
- Francois Bayrou (MoDEM): 9.04%
- Eva Joly (EELV): 4.32%
- Nicolas Dupont-Aignan: 1.23%
- Philippe Poutou (NPA): 1.01%
- Nathalie Arthaud (LO): 0.35%
- Jacques Cheminade (Solidarity and Progress): 0.24%
April 23, 2017: Socialists excluded from the podium
This examination arises by turning in French political life, the two historical blocs being more than ever weakened. The polls are announcing extremely tight figures between Emmanuel Macron, Francois Fillon, Marine Le Pen, and Jean-Luc Melenchon.
It is the latter who will bring together the most Toulouse voters in the first round (29.17%) while the candidate of the socialist party is far away. Benoit Hamon only comes fourth, with 10.35% of the vote in the Pink City. The future president, Emmanuel Macron arrives behind Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
- Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI): 29.17%
- Emmanuel Macron (EM): 27.26%
- Francois Fillon (LR): 17.67%
- Benoit Hamon (PS): 10.35%
- Marine Le Pen (FN): 9.41%
- Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (DLF): 2.5%
- Jean Lassalle (Independent): 1.24%
- Philippe Poutou (NPA): 0.98%
- Francois Asselineau (UPR): 0.89%
- Nathalie Arthaud (LO): 0.36%
- Jacques Cheminade (Solidarity and Progress): 0.17%
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