Objective for Reunion, to forget the shark crisis

The Top Résa Show opens its doors this morning in Paris. A veritable temple dedicated to the tourism industry and intended for professionals in the sector, the show is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. More than 160 countries and 60 tour operators will be represented. Ile de la Réunion Tourisme (IRT) is once again in the game and intends to defend the destination Réunion. Especially since the year 2013 is part of a difficult context, with a forecast of 5% drop in attendance in Réunion compared to 2012 (around 440,000 visitors, note), due to the “strong” impact of the shark crisis. “Our sales representatives are witnesses to this recurring problem in the field”, underlines the Director General of the IRT, Pascal Viroleau, who now expects “strong signs and concrete actions” for the safety of users, he insisted on specifying at the start of the show.

The IRT’s objective is to support decisions made by local authorities in terms of securing bathing sites. “The Region has confirmed the creation of bathing basins, several basins in the West and South of the island. With this device, we will remove the pressure on the lagoon which is becoming untenable, but it will also allow us to communicate in a way more secure “, he specifies.

“We must not forget the riches of Réunion and resume the pace of growth as in recent years. The objective of 600,000 visitors is still valid.”, continues Pascal Viroleau. The IRT intends in particular to continue its work on air services and visas. The relationships forged with several tour operators and European companies, operating in Mauritius in particular, continue and should soon lead to “results”. “We must continue to work on our source markets (Europe editor’s note), while not forgetting the Gulf companies (…). The strategy remains the opening of the market”, emphasizes Pascal Viroleau. There remains the issue of visas. While South Africa and France have agreed to ease entry into Reunion Island, leading to a 50% increase in tourist attendance, work continues with the main emitting countries such as China, India or Russia. “For that we have received the support of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) which will support us”, he specifies.

This year, at the Top Resa show, the IRT will sell Réunion under the brand “emotion”. “You can’t say that Réunion is blue or green. Réunion is an island of diversity where beyond the landscape, it is its people, its cuisine, its nature that sets it apart from other islands. Reunion is emotion “, loose Pascal Viroleau.

Pascal Viroleau who will bid farewell to the IRT very soon, since he will be taking over the presidency of the Vanilla Islands from January 1, 2014. The Top Resa show will close its doors next Friday.

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70% of smartphones sold in the United States are made in China

While Donald Trump seeks to reduce imports, the Middle Kingdom remains dominant in mobile telephony.

The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York Apple

It is difficult to do without Chinese imports. Even in the midst of the trade war between China and the United States. In the second quarter, 70% of the 31.8 million smartphones sold in the United States were “made in China”, according to a study by Canalys.

With 47.1% market share over the period, Apple weighs heavily in the balance. In the last three months, he has sold 15 million iPhones in his country of origin, an increase of 10% over one year. However, its smartphones are made in China. This is also the case for those of the Chinese groups Lenovo and TCL, which together represent a little less than 12% of market share.

Koreans Samsung and LG are respectively in second and third position on the American market with 23 and 11% of market share respectively. Most of their smartphone production is located in Korea and Vietnam. “Tensions between the United States and China create a lot of uncertainty for all smartphone makers except Samsung and LG», Summarize Canalys analysts.

Relocation

Donald Trump wants to encourage American companies to repatriate their production. But the positions taken by the American president have, for the moment, had very little impact, including on the iPhone manufacturer. Apple is however particularly exposed. In the United States, it is accused of having its devices manufactured in China. And in China, to be American! These two countries are also its two biggest markets.

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31 cases of dengue fever: the epidemic slows down

The quantified assessment of dengue indicates 31 confirmed cases in Reunion Island from July 27 to August 2, 2020. We are publishing in full the press release from the prefecture relating to this epidemic.

Dengue fever in Réunion: transition to the inter-epidemic phase

The circulation of dengue is slowing: 31 cases of dengue were confirmed from July 27 to August 2. 20 municipalities are concerned, in particular the west and the south.

The surveillance data shows low activity and testifies to the transition to an inter-epidemic, in connection with the weather conditions less favorable to the development of mosquitoes.

However, the prefecture and the ARS remind the population of the importance of continuing preventive measures:

  • eliminate breeding sites
  • consult a doctor in case of symptoms
  • protect yourself and those around you against mosquito bites, especially during this holiday period (when there are many trips around the island) and when you return from vacation (travelers coming from countries where dengue is circulating, which can introduce the virus into the territory ).

Epidemiological situation on August 11, 2020

(data from the French Regional Public Health Unit)

Although in decline, the majority of municipalities are still reporting cases, with the exception of Saint-Philippe, Salazie, La Plaine des palmistes and Cilaos.

The main cases recorded over the past 15 days:

West Region (46%)

Saint-Paul (La Plaine, L’Étang)
Trois-Bassins (Bois-de-Nèfles)
La Possession (Lotissement Dodin, Sainte-Thérèse)
Saint-Leu (La Fontaine, l’Etang, Saint-Leu, Piton Saint-Leu)
The Port (Lotissement Cotur)

South region (37%)

Saint-Pierre (Chemin Stéphane, Bois d’Olives, La Ligne Paradis, Holy Land)
Les Avirons (Barouty)
The salt pond (La Ravine Sheunon, La Ravine-Sèche-les-Bas, Roche aux Oiseaux)
Saint-Joseph (Carosse)
La Petite-Île (the Ravine du Pont)
L’Entre-Deux (La Pente d’Orange)
North region (8%)
Saint-Denis (The Cauldron)
Sainte-Suzanne (Sainte-Vivienne)
Sainte-Marie (Élisa field, La Confiance-les-Bas)

East region (9%)

Bras-Panon (the Avocado trees)
Sainte-Rose (The Slippery Ravine)
Saint-Benoît (Bras Madeleine, Beaufonds)
Saint-André (La Rivière du Mât-les-Bas, Maison Valliamé)

The ARS vector control teams continue their mosquito control interventions day and night, by applying barrier measures against the spread of Covid-19. These treatments against the proliferation of mosquitoes are essential to fight against dengue and must be accompanied by the preventive measures implemented by the inhabitants of Réunion.

Recommendations to fight against dengue

  • Eliminate breeding sites: empty anything that may contain water around your home
  • Consult a doctor in case of symptoms
  • Protect yourself and those around you against mosquito bites

These protective measures also apply to people who have already contracted dengue.

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After the burr, the kidney transplant resumes in Réunion

Following the serious incident in which a surgeon removed the healthy kidney from a patient instead of the diseased kidney (read: The surgeon makes a mistake and removes the wrong kidney ), the kidney transplants had been suspended at Félix Guyon hospital. In a press release, the ARS announces that the Specialized Committee for the Organization of Care has unanimously issued a favorable opinion for the resumption of activity. Here is the press release:

“On June 9, 2011, the Specialized Committee for the Organization of Care gave a unanimous opinion in favor of the issuance of the authorization for an adult kidney transplant to the Félix Guyon Hospital Center, subject to conditions. This opinion is a step forward. necessary for the decision to resume kidney transplant activity in Reunion Island, which will be taken by the Indian Ocean Health Agency.

Following serious accidents in the care of patients, the Indian Ocean Health Agency (ARS-OI) requested the suspension of renal transplant activity at the Félix Guyon Hospital Center in September 2010. The inspection carried out with the support of the Biomedicine Agency, highlighted shortcomings in the organization of care and inadequacies in medical and surgical staff.

For several months now, the Félix Guyon Hospital Center has been involved in major work to reorganize the care sector, to write protocols and to recruit additional specialist hospital practitioners. These actions are
are translated into the presentation of a quality file, allowing to consider a resumption of the adult kidney transplant during the second half of 2011.

The Specialized Committee for the Organization of Care, made up of elected officials, health professionals and user representatives, issued a unanimous favorable opinion on June 9, 2011 for the issuance of the adult kidney transplant authorization. at the Félix Guyon Hospital Center, with conditions relating to the continued security of care:
– the successful recruitment of two complementary urological surgeons, fulfilling the regulatory experience conditions
– the finalization of protocols organizing the continuity and coordination of care
– additional training for professionals in the histocompatibility laboratory
The Biomedicine Agency will be associated with these verifications.

Kidney transplantation in Réunion is a major public health issue. This highly specialized activity cannot be implemented without meeting all the regulatory conditions and good practices guaranteeing quality and safety.
care. Also, the ARS-OI will ensure, within the framework of its missions in favor of the health of all, that all the safety requirements are met before any resumption of the kidney transplant activity. “

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Wireless chargers pinned for excessive consumption

A full charge on a wireless device consumes 47% more electricity than a cable.

Wireless chargers allow compatible phones to be charged without plugging them in.
Wireless chargers allow compatible phones to be charged without plugging them in. Olga Yastremska/New Africa – stock.adobe.com

More and more widespread, wireless chargers allow compatible phones to be charged without plugging them in, simply by placing them on a case. A significant time saving but which wastes large amounts of energy, reveals the specialized media OneZero. After a series of tests, it appeared that a full charge on a wireless device consumes 47% more electricity than a cable.

When the phone is incorrectly positioned on the charger, this energy loss can even go up to 80%. The electricity thus evaporated could power a low-consumption light bulb for a few hours. It may not seem like much, but when you add them up, these losses can reach a substantial level, which will only increase if wireless charging technologies become the norm. The stakes are high, while the environmental impact of electronic devices raises more and more questions. According to the National Digital Council, they are responsible for half of digital consumption (the rest coming from servers).

CNNum has called for “digital sobriety”, to encourage manufacturers and users to limit the ecological cost of their devices

As such, CNNum called for the “digital sobriety», To encourage manufacturers and users to limit the ecological cost of their devices. Without specifically mentioning wireless chargers, it encourages the fight against waste and reduce the consumption of energy and resources of digital technologies.

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An unprecedented edition of the Marche de la Mutualité will take place on August 30

It is at the beginning of August that the Mutualité de la Réunion will present to the “walkers” the terms of this unique edition. The period of confinement that we have just gone through had direct consequences on the health of the 80,000 diabetics in Reunion. The confinement impacted the health of 80,000 diabetics in Reunion. Thus 50% of patients questioned during a survey carried out by the Mutualité de La Réunion, declared that they do much less sport than before. A quarter of them have completely stopped physical activity.

Regarding diet, more than half of people with diabetes were less vigilant about the quality of their diet and / or gained weight. A quarter of them said they had a sharp drop in morale. All of these factors (sport, diet and psychological balance) have immediate impacts on the stabilization of diabetes and harmful repercussions on the health of people with diabetes.

The troubled times we are going through can only remind us of how much health is a precious gift. La Reunion Mutuality will meet with the people of Reunion very soon to find out about the modalities of this edition and invite them, until then, to continue to take care of themselves through a balanced diet and regular physical activity!

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The family claims a million euros

The Saint-Pierre hospital center is being sued by the family of a sixty-year-old, who according to her died on March 28, 2014 due to the negligence of the hospital. The court, which partly ruled in favor of the family, will deliver its judgment in a month.

According to information from our colleagues in Le Quotidien, the sixty-year-old, who suffered from a rare disease causing progressive loss of sight, was operated on for the first time in February 2010, but the operation did not go as planned, and he was again urgently operated the next day. But in the months that followed, his condition did not improve and the patient died in 2014.

His family believes that the diagnosis of GHSR was insufficient and claims one million euros from GHSR for the damage suffered. A sum that the public rapporteur is far too high, and proposes for his part 30% of the requested sum.

The deliberation will be known next January.

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Municipal: the triumph of the Greens challenges Macron


Jeanne Barseghian, new mayor of Strasbourg, at the announcement of her victory on June 28, 2020 (AFP / PATRICK HERTZOG)

Lyon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg … by winning a historic number of big cities, the Greens come out big winners in the municipal elections, to which Emmanuel Macron set out to respond on Monday, accepting almost all the proposals of the Citizen Convention for the climate .

Three months after a first round already turned upside down by the coronavirus crisis, the second round was again marked on Sunday by a record abstention, around 60%, despite exceptional health precautions and the wearing of mandatory masks at polling stations.

This disaffection of the voters, which aroused the “concern” of Emmanuel Macron, does not lessen the green wave which swept over the big cities of France, up to Paris where the outgoing socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo is renewed after having endorsed itself a resolutely green program alongside its EELV partners.

Elsewhere, the Greens have flown from success to success. In Lyon, they even made a double blow: Bruno Bernard took over the metropolis, seat of real power, and Grégory Doucet the city, beating Yann Cucherat, foal of the outgoing mayor Gérard Collomb. The Greens were also able to claim victory in Strasbourg with Jeanne Barseghian, and in Bordeaux with Pierre Hurmic who preceded outgoing LR mayor Nicolas Florian, supported by LREM. A small earthquake after 73 years of right mayor elections on the banks of the Garonne.

The situation is more confused in Marseille where the environmental candidate Michèle Rubirola, at the head of a left coalition, has claimed a “relative victory” after 25 years of reign of the right. But there is “no majority in Marseille” at this stage, insisted the candidate LR Martine Vassal, giving an appointment for the election of the mayor by the municipal council on Friday.


Main cities having elected environmental candidates during the second round of municipal elections (estimates at 10 p.m.) (AFP /)

Other big cities – Grenoble, Besançon, Tours, Poitiers, Annecy … – fell into the hands of the Greens. For a long time an additional force, they asserted themselves as the first on the left.

To the point that the number one of the PS Olivier Faure said he was ready, Monday morning on RTL, to line up, for the presidential, behind the candidate who “will embody the social-ecological block”.

– “Time to act” –

Meanwhile, the leader of the Greens Yannick Jadot excluded Monday on Europe 1 any entry of EELV to the government, calling Emmanuel Macron to stop being in “denial of the ecology”.

President Macron responded around noon to the proposals of the Citizen Convention on Climate Convention. From the Elysée gardens, he announced that he intended to transmit to the government or to Parliament, or even to submit to referendum “the totality of the proposals” of the Citizen Convention for the climate, “with the exception of three of between them”.

Some will be decided at the end of July, others integrated into the recovery plan, but most will be the subject of a “specific bill” multi-measures in September, he said.

“The time has come to do, to act”: with resolutely ecological accents, the head of state promised to inject “an additional 15 billion euros over two years” for the ecological conversion of the economy.

Before the 150 members of the Convention, he however rejected the 4% tax on dividends, the moratorium on Ceta (free trade treaty between Europe and Canada) and rejected the limitation to 110 km / h on motorways.


The ecologist Michèle Rubirola in Marseille, June 28, 2020 (AFP / CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU)

The president must continue to specify, in the coming days, his stated intention to “reinvent himself” for the last two years of his mandate, with a likely reshuffle at the end.

With or without Edouard Philippe? Emmanuel Macron congratulated him on his “great victory” at Le Havre and the two heads of the executive saw each other “a little while alone” on Monday morning.

The triumph of environmentalists contrasts with the fiasco of La République en Marche which has won no major city and known for sole satisfaction the comfortable re-election of Edouard Philippe in Le Havre, even if the Prime Minister is not part of LREM.


President Emmanuel Macron participates in the Citizen Convention on Climate on January 10, 2020 in Paris (POOL / Yoan VALAT)

For its part, the PS raised its head and managed to keep Paris, Lille where Martine Aubry imposed a hair against the environmental candidate Stéphane Baly, Rennes, Nantes, Le Mans, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon and delighted Nancy and Montpellier.

The Republicans confirmed their establishment by winning in the first round many of the cities with more than 9,000 inhabitants they controlled. Jean-Luc Moudenc is reappointed at the head of Toulouse, like Christian Estrosi in Nice.

Emmanuel Macron’s main national opponent, the Rassemblement national won Perpignan. With this success, Louis Aliot gives back to Marine Le Pen’s party the control of his first city of more than 100,000 inhabitants since 1995 and Toulon.

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Municipal: the triumph of the Greens challenges Macron


Jeanne Barseghian, new mayor of Strasbourg, at the announcement of her victory on June 28, 2020 (AFP / PATRICK HERTZOG)

Lyon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg … by winning a historic number of big cities, the Greens come out big winners in the municipal elections, to which Emmanuel Macron set out to respond on Monday, accepting almost all the proposals of the Citizen Convention for the climate .

Three months after a first round already turned upside down by the coronavirus crisis, the second round was again marked on Sunday by a record abstention, around 60%, despite exceptional health precautions and the wearing of mandatory masks at polling stations.

This disaffection of the voters, which aroused the “concern” of Emmanuel Macron, does not lessen the green wave which swept over the big cities of France, up to Paris where the outgoing socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo is renewed after having endorsed itself a resolutely green program alongside its EELV partners.

Elsewhere, the Greens have flown from success to success. In Lyon, they even made a double blow: Bruno Bernard took over the metropolis, seat of real power, and Grégory Doucet the city, beating Yann Cucherat, foal of the outgoing mayor Gérard Collomb. The Greens were also able to claim victory in Strasbourg with Jeanne Barseghian, and in Bordeaux with Pierre Hurmic who preceded outgoing LR mayor Nicolas Florian, supported by LREM. A small earthquake after 73 years of right mayor elections on the banks of the Garonne.

The situation is more confused in Marseille where the environmental candidate Michèle Rubirola, at the head of a left coalition, has claimed a “relative victory” after 25 years of reign of the right. But there is “no majority in Marseille” at this stage, insisted the candidate LR Martine Vassal, giving an appointment for the election of the mayor by the municipal council on Friday.


Main cities having elected environmental candidates during the second round of municipal elections (estimates at 10 p.m.) (AFP /)

Other big cities – Grenoble, Besançon, Tours, Poitiers, Annecy … – fell into the hands of the Greens. For a long time an additional force, they asserted themselves as the first on the left.

To the point that the number one of the PS Olivier Faure said he was ready, Monday morning on RTL, to line up, for the presidential, behind the candidate who “will embody the social-ecological block”.

– “Time to act” –

Meanwhile, the leader of the Greens Yannick Jadot excluded Monday on Europe 1 any entry of EELV to the government, calling Emmanuel Macron to stop being in “denial of the ecology”.

President Macron responded around noon to the proposals of the Citizen Convention on Climate Convention. From the Elysée gardens, he announced that he intended to transmit to the government or to Parliament, or even to submit to referendum “the totality of the proposals” of the Citizen Convention for the climate, “with the exception of three of between them”.

Some will be decided at the end of July, others integrated into the recovery plan, but most will be the subject of a “specific bill” multi-measures in September, he said.

“The time has come to do, to act”: with resolutely ecological accents, the head of state promised to inject “an additional 15 billion euros over two years” for the ecological conversion of the economy.

Before the 150 members of the Convention, he however rejected the 4% tax on dividends, the moratorium on Ceta (free trade treaty between Europe and Canada) and rejected the limitation to 110 km / h on motorways.


The ecologist Michèle Rubirola in Marseille, June 28, 2020 (AFP / CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU)

The president must continue to specify, in the coming days, his stated intention to “reinvent himself” for the last two years of his mandate, with a likely reshuffle at the end.

With or without Edouard Philippe? Emmanuel Macron congratulated him on his “great victory” at Le Havre and the two heads of the executive saw each other “a little while alone” on Monday morning.

The triumph of environmentalists contrasts with the fiasco of La République en Marche which has won no major city and known for sole satisfaction the comfortable re-election of Edouard Philippe in Le Havre, even if the Prime Minister is not part of LREM.


President Emmanuel Macron participates in the Citizen Convention on Climate on January 10, 2020 in Paris (POOL / Yoan VALAT)

For its part, the PS raised its head and managed to keep Paris, Lille where Martine Aubry imposed a hair against the environmental candidate Stéphane Baly, Rennes, Nantes, Le Mans, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon and delighted Nancy and Montpellier.

The Republicans confirmed their establishment by winning in the first round many of the cities with more than 9,000 inhabitants they controlled. Jean-Luc Moudenc is reappointed at the head of Toulouse, like Christian Estrosi in Nice.

Emmanuel Macron’s main national opponent, the Rassemblement national won Perpignan. With this success, Louis Aliot gives back to Marine Le Pen’s party the control of his first city of more than 100,000 inhabitants since 1995 and Toulon.

bur-ib-reb/jk/or

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Municipal: the triumph of the Greens challenges Macron


Jeanne Barseghian, new mayor of Strasbourg, at the announcement of her victory on June 28, 2020 (AFP / PATRICK HERTZOG)

Lyon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg … by winning a historic number of big cities, the Greens come out big winners in the municipal elections, to which Emmanuel Macron set out to respond on Monday, accepting almost all the proposals of the Citizen Convention for the climate .

Three months after a first round already turned upside down by the coronavirus crisis, the second round was again marked on Sunday by a record abstention, around 60%, despite exceptional health precautions and the wearing of mandatory masks at polling stations.

This disaffection of the voters, which aroused the “concern” of Emmanuel Macron, does not lessen the green wave which swept over the big cities of France, up to Paris where the outgoing socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo is renewed after having endorsed itself a resolutely green program alongside its EELV partners.

Elsewhere, the Greens have flown from success to success. In Lyon, they even made a double blow: Bruno Bernard took over the metropolis, seat of real power, and Grégory Doucet the city, beating Yann Cucherat, foal of the outgoing mayor Gérard Collomb. The Greens were also able to claim victory in Strasbourg with Jeanne Barseghian, and in Bordeaux with Pierre Hurmic who preceded outgoing LR mayor Nicolas Florian, supported by LREM. A small earthquake after 73 years of right mayor elections on the banks of the Garonne.

The situation is more confused in Marseille where the environmental candidate Michèle Rubirola, at the head of a left coalition, has claimed a “relative victory” after 25 years of reign of the right. But there is “no majority in Marseille” at this stage, insisted the candidate LR Martine Vassal, giving an appointment for the election of the mayor by the municipal council on Friday.


Main cities having elected environmental candidates during the second round of municipal elections (estimates at 10 p.m.) (AFP /)

Other big cities – Grenoble, Besançon, Tours, Poitiers, Annecy … – fell into the hands of the Greens. For a long time an additional force, they asserted themselves as the first on the left.

To the point that the number one of the PS Olivier Faure said he was ready, Monday morning on RTL, to line up, for the presidential, behind the candidate who “will embody the social-ecological block”.

– “Time to act” –

Meanwhile, the leader of the Greens Yannick Jadot excluded Monday on Europe 1 any entry of EELV to the government, calling Emmanuel Macron to stop being in “denial of the ecology”.

President Macron responded around noon to the proposals of the Citizen Convention on Climate Convention. From the Elysée gardens, he announced that he intended to transmit to the government or to Parliament, or even to submit to referendum “the totality of the proposals” of the Citizen Convention for the climate, “with the exception of three of between them”.

Some will be decided at the end of July, others integrated into the recovery plan, but most will be the subject of a “specific bill” multi-measures in September, he said.

“The time has come to do, to act”: with resolutely ecological accents, the head of state promised to inject “an additional 15 billion euros over two years” for the ecological conversion of the economy.

Before the 150 members of the Convention, he however rejected the 4% tax on dividends, the moratorium on Ceta (free trade treaty between Europe and Canada) and rejected the limitation to 110 km / h on motorways.


The ecologist Michèle Rubirola in Marseille, June 28, 2020 (AFP / CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU)

The president must continue to specify, in the coming days, his stated intention to “reinvent himself” for the last two years of his mandate, with a likely reshuffle at the end.

With or without Edouard Philippe? Emmanuel Macron congratulated him on his “great victory” at Le Havre and the two heads of the executive saw each other “a little while alone” on Monday morning.

The triumph of environmentalists contrasts with the fiasco of La République en Marche which has won no major city and known for sole satisfaction the comfortable re-election of Edouard Philippe in Le Havre, even if the Prime Minister is not part of LREM.


President Emmanuel Macron participates in the Citizen Convention on Climate on January 10, 2020 in Paris (POOL / Yoan VALAT)

For its part, the PS raised its head and managed to keep Paris, Lille where Martine Aubry imposed a hair against the environmental candidate Stéphane Baly, Rennes, Nantes, Le Mans, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon and delighted Nancy and Montpellier.

The Republicans confirmed their establishment by winning in the first round many of the cities with more than 9,000 inhabitants they controlled. Jean-Luc Moudenc is reappointed at the head of Toulouse, like Christian Estrosi in Nice.

Emmanuel Macron’s main national opponent, the Rassemblement national won Perpignan. With this success, Louis Aliot gives back to Marine Le Pen’s party the control of his first city of more than 100,000 inhabitants since 1995 and Toulon.

bur-ib-reb/jk/or

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