Damien Abad won 33.38% of all votes in the first round in Ain's 5th constituency legislative election. Next week, he will be facing Florence Pisani, Nupes candidate.
The outcome was not certain as the Minister of Solidarity faced a difficult start to his mandate. He was also facing accusations of rape. These accusations of sexual violence against Damien Abad are "contested with the greatest force."
His departure from the party as president of the group LR deputies at the National Assembly was a difficult one for the LR clan. He had been preparing to join the government. Christian Jacob supported Julien Martinez, an LR candidate. He was represented in his constituency.
The 5th constituency in Ain has not been won over by Macron since Marine Le Pen beat Emmanuel Macron during the first round 2022 presidential election. With 50.79% of votes, Emmanuel Macron won the second round.
Damien Abad is a beneficiary of strong roots in the area, which he acquired while wearing LR. He received 67.02% of votes in 2017 against the candidate for the Republic in this constituency's second round of legislative elections. He is thus on track to win the second round, and keep his place in government.