Aymeric Caron (candidate for the New Popular Ecological and Social Union, Nupes) came out on top during the legislative elections in Paris' 18th district. This is a favorable result for him. He received 45.05% of votes. Jean-Luc Melenchon's supporter will now face Pierre-Yves Bournazel (candidate Together!), in round 2. (35.57%) of the votes.
Laurent Ruquier's former columnist in "On n’est pas couche" was a committed animal advocate for many years. Aymeric Caron, an environmentalist and anti-speciesist, founded Ecological Revolution for Living - REV in 2018. The latter had publicly supported Jean-Luc Melenchon's campaign and announced his support for the Popular Union in the run-up to the presidential election. Aymeric Caron was a participant in many meetings and debates. During these discussions, he had addressed the issue of animals several times.
Anti-species activist with a good chance to return to the National Assembly clarified his intentions in a conversation with the Parisian, in the event he was elected deputy on June 19.
I will defend the New People's Union program as a whole and the ecological aspect in particular. Factory farms that mistreat animals and promote disease transmission to humans should be closed. I will continue to fight for animal rights. Other subjects are important to me: fighting for social justice, discrimination and against the extreme right.
Pierre-Yves Bournazel is currently the president of the 18th Paris constituency. He was a former member (LR) of the Republicans, but is now a member of Agir. Agir is an ally to the presidential majority at the National Assembly.