It's hard to lose an election when you're alone. This Saturday, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan
He was re-elected as president of the ruling party Debout la France, following a postal vote by activists gathered in a statutory convention, the management said in a statement.
Of 15,632 registered – down from 20,000 activists in 2018 – 8183 people took part in the vote. Nicolas Dupont-Aignan garnered 97.6% of the vote, compared to 1.7% of blank votes and 0.7% of invalid votes.
The deputy of Essonne, who claims to be Gaullist, has also paid tribute, as every year, to General de Gaulle by laying a wreath on his grave in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises (Haute-Marne), the day anniversary of his passing.
Disappointing European score
Former member of the UMP and former candidate in the presidential elections of 2012 and 2017, he founded in 2008 Debout the Republic, which became in 2014 Standing France.
Former ally of Marine Le Pen in the second round of the presidential elections in 2017, his list has collected in the European elections on May 26 3.51% of the vote, a score that allows the party to be reimbursed for its campaign costs but has disappointed the militants of a credit training in the fall of 2018 of 8% of voting intentions in the polls.
According to the party, the voters of DLF then "did not vote" and the party had "lost the voices of the elderly after its support for the movement of yellow vests". Nicolas Dupont-Aignan had also struggled to build his list, finally betting on a figure of yellow vests, Benjamin Cauchy, and a recruit from the Republicans, but losing the support of the Christian-Democrat Party of Jean-Frederic Poisson.