Legislative 2022: A traffic jam deprives two LREM candidates of electoral propaganda

Legislative 2022: A traffic jam deprives two LREM candidates of electoral propaganda

Next, it’s not inside. Violette Spillebout and Vanessa Duhamel, LREM candidates in the legislative elections, respectively in the 9th and 1st constituencies of the North, will have to distribute their professions of faith to the voters themselves because they were unable to send them to the prefecture on time. Both complain about the lack of flexibility of the propaganda commission.

It is written in black and white on the website of the prefecture of the North, “In accordance with the prefectural decree of April 29, 2022, the documents must be filed […] before Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 12 p.m. at the latest for the second round. That is a period of 60 hours to possibly organize the printing and delivery. Alas, the vagaries of Lille traffic, often pointed out by Violette Spillebout, landed like a grain of sand in the gears.

More than 150,000 documents on the arms

“The carrier responsible for delivering the professions of faith and ballot papers of the candidates of the presidential majority in the 1st and 9th constituencies in the North, was caught in traffic jams and arrived at the logistics center at 12:30 p.m. instead of 12 p.m. “, recognize the two candidates in a press release. Rejected for this out of time by the propaganda commission, the two women left with their 156,566 documents under their arms (in the figurative sense).

A “rigid” and “democratically serious” decision denounced by the candidates. So, in order not to send all this paper to the incinerator, they will gather their troops and do the job themselves. Traction, boxing, social networks… Perhaps this method will even be more effective than sending propaganda by post, which often deplores a few failures.

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