Jacques Hamlet’s breakthrough

He is 2 votes behind Claire Javois in Saint-Martin

Jacques Hamlet, the popular radio host, ran for office for the second time in the legislative elections and performed surprisingly well. He won 18.98% of the votes of the entire conscription whereas 5 years earlier he won only 7.72%. As a result, he is now in third position, 164 votes behind Inès Bouchaut-Choisy and 416 votes behind Claire Javois.

In Saint-Martin, Hamlet is in second position behind Javois. By 2 votes. He won 1,117 votes and the Republican candidate won 1,119. He won more than 24% of the ballots. He is ahead of Javois in 10 of the 17 polling stations. He is ahead by 83 votes in 4 of the Marigot polling stations (2, 3, 14, and 15), 12 votes in Grand Case (polling station 11) and 56 votes in the polling station from Orient Bay to Oyster Pond (stations 12, 18, 13, and 19).

Those who voted for Hamlet will therefore be heavily solicited by Javois and Bouchaut-Choisy during the second round. Bouchaut-Choisy congratulated Hamlet and commended him on “his very nice campaign.” The En Marche Republican candidate is hoping for a transfer of votes, because Hamlet also “defended the values of President Emmanuel Macron” without having the party’s endorsement.

It remains to be seen if the electors of Saint-Martin will accept to vote for a candidate from Saint-Barthélemy, even if she insists that she spent her entire childhood in Saint-Martin.


The polling stations took into account the voters’ residence. For example, the Grand Case polling station took into account only voters living in the town.

Estelle Gasnet