PASCAL PAVANI via AFP
POLICY – La Poste announced on Wednesday 23 June that it was resuming, for the second round of regional and departmental elections, the distribution of 5 million electoral propaganda envelopes originally entrusted to the company Adrexo.
“At the request of the company Adrexo, and after agreement from the Ministry of the Interior, La Poste is working on resuming the distribution of 5 million additional items which fell within the Adrexo areas”, indicates a press release from the postal group, after dysfunctions encountered before the first round in the routing of professions of faith.
“Despite the difficulties inherent in the execution of this service under extremely constrained conditions, La Poste and the letter carriers will mobilize, as they always have done, in order to contribute to the best possible conduct of the operations of the second round of regional elections and departmental 2021 ”, adds the press release.
“Not up to the market”
Adrexo, which covered distribution in 51 departments in 7 regions, estimated at 9% the number of electoral envelopes that were not sent to their recipients for the first round, the Minister of the Interior told the Senate on Wednesday. Gerald Darmanin.
The latter said he was in favor of there being “no competition” in the distribution of electoral documents: “The main difficulty is the principle of competition by competitive bidding with a company (Adrexo, editor’s note) which clearly was not up to the market, ”he said.
“If tomorrow Parliament wanted us to take over a certain number of things, in particular to ensure the public service of the elections, personally I would not mind,” he added.
The Senate must formally act Thursday the creation of a commission of inquiry into this affair, the oppositions denouncing “a scandal”, “a fault” of the government.
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