La Poste will resume the distribution of 5 million electoral propaganda envelopes originally entrusted to the company Adrexo, at a time when the government is trying to extinguish the controversy triggered by the failures in the delivery of mail from the first round of regional .
For the second round, “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 areas of Adrexo”, indicates Wednesday, June 23 a press release from the postal group.
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“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 progress of operations in the second round of regional and departmental elections 2021 », he adds.
Adrexo, responsible for distributing professions of faith in 51 departments in seven regions, estimates the number of electoral envelopes not sent to their recipients for the first round at 9%, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told the Senate on Wednesday. La Poste announces an equivalent figure. “We will look at the Ministry of the Interior” if this figure was “Underestimated”, added the minister.
Adrexo and La Poste, appointed providers for distribution following a call for tenders, were sharply pinned at the end of the campaign. On Saturday June 19, local communities deplored a “Unacceptable failure”, who “Can only fuel abstention”. Adrexo claims to have submitted 44 million envelopes for the first round, but reported a computer attack to explain its difficulties. For the second round, she asks for the “Reinforcement” from the post office “To guarantee the best distribution service to all voters”.
The Senate must formally record Thursday, June 24 the creation of a commission of inquiry into this affair, the oppositions denouncing ” scandal “, ” a fault “ of the government. Hearing by the senators, Gérald Darmanin said he was in favor of there being “No competition” in the distribution of electoral documents. “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.
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