Paris, Marseille, Lyon … The results of the second round in the main hot spots

A green wave sweeps across major cities. Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg, Besançon, Strasbourg, Tours … Environmentalists came for the first time in the lead in many prominent town halls, Sunday, after the second round of municipal and inter-municipal elections.

The socialists keep Paris and Lille, the right remains the majority in Nice, Toulouse and Limoges, the Prime Minister wins in Le Havre, the RN wins Perpignan … Find out the results in the “hot spots” of the territory, at the end an election marked by the coronavirus epidemic and record abstention. No less than 16.5 million voters were called to the polls, in 4,820 communes – the poll was postponed in Guyana.

● 60% abstention, a record

The coronavirus epidemic will have disrupted the democratic process to the end. Some 60% of the voters affected by a second round did not go to the polls, according to estimates. A first, all municipal elections combined, while the mayor remains the preferred elected representative of the French. This Sunday’s abstention exceeds that of the first round (55.34%) of March 15, and that of the second round of 2014, when 37.87% of the electorate abstained – a record, already, at the ‘time.

● Paris: Hidalgo (PS) re-elected against Dati

At the head of the capital since 2001, the left retains Paris. The outgoing PS mayor, allied with the EELV environmentalists, comes out on top at the city level, where the ballot is held at the level of each arrondissement. Support lists (PS-EELV-PCF) Anne Hidalgo garner 47.9% of the votes, ahead of those of Rachida Dati (LR, 35.3%) and Agnes Buzyn (LREM, 14.5%), according to estimates. Then follow the candidacies of Danielle Simonnet (LFI, 1.2%), Cédric Villani (LREM dissident, 0.9%) and other lists (0.2%).

● Marseille: relative victory for the left

Governed by Jean-Claude Gaudin (LR) for twenty-five years, Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) has hoisted the left in the lead across the city. Ecologist lists Michèle Rubirola (PS, PCF, EELV, LFI) largely prevail (38.6%) according to estimates, far ahead of those of Martine Vassal (LR, 30.3%), president of the metropolis Aix-Marseille and the department of Bouches -du-Rhône, defeat in its sector.

Then follow the candidacies of Stéphane Ravier (RN, 20.4%), Bruno Gilles (ex-LR, 6.3%), Samia Ghali (various left, 2.8%) and Yvon Berland (LREM, 1.6%) . In terms of number of seats, neither the left union nor LR have enough municipal councilors to elect the future mayor alone. “I have not lost”, “there is no majority in Marseille”, defended the leader of the right in the evening. Victory is «relative» more “The right is no longer able to govern”, Michèle Rubirola replied.

● Lyon: the Greens delight the town hall and the metropolis

Thunderbolt in Lyon. After 20 years of Gérard Collomb’s reign, Lyon (Rhône) has largely chosen Grégory Doucet (EELV, 52%) to succeed the former Minister of the Interior, according to estimates. A victory “historical”, insisted the environmental leader. Follow the lists of support for Yann Cucherat (LREM, 30.5%), supported by the outgoing mayor, and those pro-Georges Képénékian (LREM dissident, 17.5%).

At the end of the other ballot, for the hyper-powerful metropolitan area of ​​Lyon, the Greens also led the way around Bruno Bernard, who claimed victory. Behind are the lists of François-Noël Buffet (LR) and outgoing president David Kimelfeld (dissident LREM). After an agreement with the right, the former minister Gérard Collomb had withdrawn in between the two towers.

● Bordeaux: Hurmic (EELV) dethrones the right in its stronghold

It is a political earthquake. Accustomed to choosing a right mayor from the first round since the Liberation, Bordeaux (Gironde) placed the list of Pierre Hurmic (EELV, 46.48%), before that of the outgoing LR mayor Nicolas Florian (44.12%) , successor to Alain Juppé, allied with Walker Thomas Cazenave (LREM). The anti-capitalist Philippe Poutou (far left), ex-presidential candidate, comes third (9.39%).

● Lille: Aubry narrowly re-elected

Led continuously by a socialist mayor for more than sixty years, Lille (Nord) is renewed on the wire Martine Aubry (PS, 40%). Follow his former environmental ally Stéphane Bally (EELV, 39.41%) and the Marcheuse Violette Spillebout (LREM, 20.58%).

● Le Havre: Édouard Philippe winner

He greeted “Net results” and one “Act of trust”. In Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), the list ofEdouard Philippe (58.83%) wins against that of Communist deputy Jean-Paul Lecoq (41.17%). The only prime minister candidate for municipal elections since Alain Juppé in Bordeaux, in 1995, the head of government intends to entrust the chair to the outgoing LR mayor, Jean-Baptiste Gastinne, until his departure from Matignon.

● Perpignan: Aliot gives RN its main victory

In Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales), Louis Aliot (53.09%) offered the Rassemblement national (RN) its main victory, against outgoing LR mayor Jean-Marc Pujol (46.91%). The “republican front” formed against the Penist, with the withdrawal of the ecologist Agnès Langevine and the Walker Romain Grau in between the two towers, did not bear fruit. The city of 120,000 inhabitants is the largest municipality conquered by the flame party since Toulon, in 1995.

● Montpellier: Delafosse (PS) succeeds Saurel

Theater of a triangular between three lists on the left, Montpellier (Hérault) placed the list of Michaël Delafosse (PS, 47.23%), ahead of that of the outgoing mayor Philippe Saurel (various left, 34.65%) and the billionaire entrepreneur Mohed Altrad (various, 18.12%).

● Nice: Estrosi (LR) widely re-elected

In Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), fifth city in France, the outgoing LR mayor Christian Estrosi was re-elected for a third term (59.30%). He is way ahead of Philippe Vardon (RN, 21.39%) and the ecologist Jean-Marc Governatori (19.30%).

● Nancy switches to the left with Klein (PS)

After six years in office, the radical Laurent Hénart (45.46%) sees Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle) escape him for the benefit of the socialist Mathieu Klein (54.54%). The PS president of the departmental council, which had merged with the ecologist Laurent Watrin (EELV).

● Toulouse: Moudenc (LR) re-elected against the Greens

Mayor LR leaving Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) Jean-Luc Moudenc, supported by LREM, was re-elected (51.98%) for a second term against the environmentalist Antoine Maurice (48.02%).

● Strasbourg won by the Green Jeanne Barseghian

In Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin), around Jeanne Barseghian (EELV, 41.71%), environmentalists succeed the majority of Roland Ries (ex-PS). The list of Walker Alain Fontanel (LREM, 34.96%), allied with LR Jean-Philippe Vetter, arrives behind, followed by the socialist Catherine Trautmann (23.33%), with whom the ecologists had not succeeded in s ‘hear.

● Metz switches from left to right with Grosdidier (LR)

Governed for twelve years by the socialist Dominique Gros, Metz (Moselle) passes from left to right. The senator François Grosdidier (LR, 45.13%) wins out over the environmentalist Xavier Bouvet (EELV, 44.24%) and the lepéniste Françoise Grolet (RN, 10.63%).

● Dijon still in the hands of Rebsamen (PS)

Mayor of Dijon (Côte-d’Or) since 2001, the socialist Fransois Rebsamen (43.52%) should start a fourth term. He beat the list (LR) of Emmanuel Bichot (34.85%) and the environmentalists gathered around Stéphanie Modde (EELV, 21.63%), who had made a common list with the outgoing mayor in 2014.

● Besançon: victory of the Green Anne Vignot

In Besançon (Doubs), the Verte Anne Vignot (43.84%) wins against Ludovic Fagaut (LR, 41.61%) and Éric Alauzet (LREM, 14.55%). She should succeed outgoing mayor Jean-Louis Fousseret (LREM, ex-PS) who, at 73, was not seeking a fourth term.

● Poitiers: the Greens beat the PS

Surprise in Poitiers (Vienne), where the list of Léonore Moncond’huy (EELV, 42.83%) is ahead of that of outgoing mayor Alain Claeys (PS, 35.60%) and that of macronist Anthony Brottier (LREM, 21.56%). The candidate puts an end to 43 years of social-communist management of the Poitevin capital.

● Tours: Denis (EELV) defeats the outgoing Bouchet (Radical movement)

Environmentalists tip Tours (Indre-et-Loire). The list ofEmmanuel Denis (EELV, 54.94%) is ahead of that of the outgoing mayor Christophe Bouchet (Radical movement, 45.06%), supported by LR and the UDI, and allied with LREM in the in-between turns.

● Pau: François Bayrou (MoDem) renewed

The president of MoDem François Bayrou should remain mayor of Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), where his list came first (55.47%) compared to that of the socialist Jérôme Marbot (44.53%), resulting from a merger with the ecologists of EELV and the rebellious.

● Clermont-Ferrand remains on the left

In Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme), the socialist Olivier Blanchi (48.42%) retains the town hall. He comes before the list (LR-MoDem) of Jean-Pierre Brenas (36.50%), the fruit of an agreement with the Walker Éric Faidy (LREM). The Insubmissive Marienne Maximi comes third (15.08%).

● Bastia: Savelli (autonomist) remains at the head of the town hall

The nationalists remain at the head of Bastia (Haute-Corse). Supported by EELV and the PS, the list of outgoing (autonomist) mayor, Pierre Savelli, in which the president of the Executive Council of Corsica, Gilles Simeoni, came in first (49.37%). It is followed by the lists (various left) of Jean-Sébastien de Casalta (39.73%) and Julien Morganti (10.90%).

● Biarritz: the right succeeds the MoDem

In Biarritz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), the MoDem Michel Veunac leaves the town hall to Maider Arosteguy (LR, 50.22%), the list of which comes first at the end of a quadrangular.

● Arles: Patrick de Carolis (various centers) brings down the Communists

In the hands of the Communists since 2001, Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône) was won by the list (various centers, 57.22%) of Patrick de Carolis, former president and CEO of France Télévisions, opposite Nicolas Koukas (Left Union, 42.78%).


candidates in Paris and by district

After a campaign punctuated by twists and turns and suspended abruptly because of the outbreak of coronavirus, three candidates are in the fray in the second round of the municipal elections in Paris, Anne Hidalgo – mayor, socialist outbound that aims for a second term of office – the mayor of the 7th arrondissement Rachida Dati, and the former minister Agnès Buzyn.

→ FIND the 28th of June the results of the second round of the municipal elections 2020 in Paris

At the beginning of the month of June, after “between the two towers, the longest in the history “according to the applicant The Republic in market (LREM) in the 6th arrondissement Gaspard Gantzer, the restart of the campaign had to incorporate the effects of the health crisis that was going through Paris, severely affected by the epidemic. One of its consequences may well reside in the rate of abstention. During the first round, he had reached 56 % in the capital.

In the first round, the mayor outgoing socialist Anne Hidalgo came top with 29% of the vote, ahead of clearly the candidate of the right granted by The Republicans (LR) Rachida Dati, who obtained 22 % of the vote. In the third position, Agnès Buzyncandidate for LREM, and the latest arrival in the battle of the municipal elections, garnered 17 % of the vote.

Courted by Anne Hidalgo and Agnès Buzyn in view of possible alliances for the second ballot, the candidate LREM dissident Cédric Villani (8 % in the first round) has finally decided to go it alone without presenting a list and in the 14e district. Same strategy for Danielle Simonnet (5 % in the first round), at the head of the list Decide Paris supported by France Insubordinate (BIA) and is a candidate in the 20e arrondissement of Paris.

The scale of the whole city, so it is well between Anne Hidalgo, Rachida Dati and Agnès Buzyn that the election will play out.

→ TO READ ALSO. Municipal : in Paris, a triangular feminine for Anne Hidalgo

► Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and ecology in Paris (PS-EELV-Various left)

Elected to the Paris city hall in 2014 after having been one of the first deputy of the former mayor PS Bertrand Delanoë, Anne Hidalgo is a candidate for re-election to the Town hall and also in second position in the list, that it presents in the 11e district. His nomination is for the PS a hope of preserving the capital.

→ TO READ ALSO. Municipal 2020 : the challenge for the SP, keep a local presence

Anne Hidalgo is supported by the PCF and the movement of Public Space. She has campaigned around the ecology and mobility. The candidate of Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV) David Belliard, which is ranked in fourth position with 11% of the votes in the first round, has merged its lists with it for the second ballot.

► Rachida Dati, Committed to change Paris (LR – Various right)

Mayor of 7e district, in which she was re-elected in the first round, Rachida Dati has been invested by LR to lead to Paris the campaign of the right in paris. With its main axes, the safety and the cleanliness, the candidate is able to deliver the unit within their political family despite the nominations of the dissenting Jean-Pierre Lecoq in the 6e borough and Catherine Lecuyer in the 8e district.

► Agnès Buzyn, Together to Paris (LREM)

Part of his post as minister of health at the dawn of the crisis of the Covid-19 to replace the foot lifted Benjamin Griveaux, having had to abandon the campaign because of a sex scandal, Agnès Buzyn has never been the easy task. More consensual than its predecessor, it has climbed to third place in the first round. While Rachida Dati’s outstretched hand for a possible alliance in the second, the lists LR and LREM were ultimately merged that into the 5e borough with a list led by Florence Berthout.

→ TO READ ALSO. Municipal, macronisme to the test of negotiations between the two towers

► The heads of lists by districts

Particularity of the election paris this year : the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th arrondissements of Paris have been grouped into a single district (or first sector) of 100 000 inhabitants. The four borough mayors current will, therefore, leave their armchair to a single municipal official at the end of the second round. Finally, the 7e district will have no second election as its mayor outbound Rachida Dati has been re-elected in the first round, with 51% of the votes.

• 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th arrondissements (1st sector)

– Pacôme Rupin (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

– Aurélien Véron (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Ariel Weil (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

5th arrondissement

Marie-Christine Lemardeley (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Florence Berthout (List of the union of the right and of the center for the 5th)

• 6th district

Celine Hervieu (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Gaspard Gantzer (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

– Jean-Pierre Lecoq (The union for the 6th)

• 8th arrondissement

– Jeanne d ‘ Hauteserre (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Catherine Lecuyer (A new energy to the 8th with Catherine Lecuyer, list gathering of the right and centre)

– Athénaïs Michel (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Sophie james version (Set for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

9th district

– Peter Maurin (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Delphine Bürkli (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

– Arnaud Ngatcha (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

10th district

– Bertil Strong (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Alexandra Cordebard (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Karim Amellal (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

11th district

– Nelly Garnier (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– François Vauglin (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Guillaume Poitoux (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

• District 12

– Emmanuel Gregory (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Sandrine Mazetier (Together for the 12th arrondissement of Paris)

– Valérie Montandon (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

• 13th district

– Chang Hua Peng (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

– Jérôme Coumet (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Jean-Baptiste Olivier (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

• 14th district

– Cédric Villani (The new Paris 14)

– Marie-Claire Carrere-Gee (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Eric Azière (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

– Carinne Small (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

• 15th arrondissement

– Catherine Ibled (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

Agnes Evren (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Anouch Toranian (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

• 16th arrondissement

– Francis Szpiner (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Hanna Sebbah (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

17th district

– Agnès Buzyn (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

– Geoffroy Boulard (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Karen Taïeb (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

• 18th arrondissement

– Eric Lejoindre (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Pierre-Yves Bournazel (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

– Rudolph Granier (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

• 19th district

– Olivier Rouxel (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

– François Dagnaud (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– Mary Toubiana (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

• 20th district

– Eric Pliez (Anne Hidalgo, Paris transit and the ecology for Paris)

– François-Marie Didier (Committed to change Paris with Rachida Dati)

– Danielle Simonnet (Decide Paris 20)

– Frédérique Calandra (All for Paris with Agnès Buzyn)

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the candidates in Nantes, Rennes and Brest in the second round

Nantes, Rennes and Brest have a point in common to have all three headed by the outgoing mayor and socialist candidate for his re-election for this second round of the municipal elections. Bastions of the left, these cities are important for the socialist Party (PS), which hopes to consolidate its local presence in these elections. Finally, in the three municipalities, the lists of the left led by the incumbent mayor, were merged with lists of Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV) for the second round.

► In Nantes, the divisions of the right and centre

Three candidates are vying for mayor of nantes, socialist for nearly 30 years. The mayor the outgoing socialist Johanna Rolland, came top in the first round, will be opposed on Sunday, June 28 at Laurence Garnier, invested by The Republicans (LR) and Valerie Oppeltcandidate of the Republic in The market (LREM). These last two have not been able to find an agreement to merge their lists and, therefore, present separately before the voters. 61 % of them abstained during the first round.

• Johanna Rolland, All Nantes in confidence

Mayor outgoing socialist of the town, elected for the first time in 2014, Johanna Rolland, candidate for election this year for a second term. In the first round, she got 31 % of the vote with a list of the union of the left, particularly involving the PS, the PCF and the regionalists of the UDB. His advance, coupled with the merger of its list with that of Julie Laernoes (EELV, 19% of the vote), the place in a good position to win the second ballot. Johanna Rolland is also the president of the Metropolis of Nantes.

→ TO READ ALSO. The political ecology of the challenge of the municipal

• Laurence Garnier, Better to live in Nantes

Invested by LR, Laurence Garnier arrived in second position in the first round of the elections with 20 % of the vote. His list includes centrists and members of LR as well as people from the civil society. For the second round, the one that was submitted in 2014 by focusing on the union of the right and centre is not able to enter into an agreement with the candidate of LREM Valerie Oppelt. ” The Thursday, yet it had given me its agreement to open discussions. And on Friday, she called me back to tell me “eventually ” no”. So I don’t know what happened “, she said in an interview to 20 minutes. Laurence Garnier is also vice-president of the regional council of pays de la Loire.

• Valerie Oppelt, Nantes with you

Arrival in 4e position behind EELV with 13 % of the votes, the candidate invested by LREM and supported by the MoDem, Valerie Oppelt, member of parliament for Loire-Atlantique (2e district), has had a proposal of alliance surprising for the second round : form a list of union with all the other contestants still in the running. “Ithe need to innovate in the policy, stop the bickering (…) and to put aside the ego of each other “, she explained to journalists from France Blue. An alliance that did not ultimately market, the candidate LREM is presented only to the voters of nantes.

→ FIND the 28th of June the results of the second round of the municipal elections 2020 to Nantes

► Rennes, the left and the environmentalists at the gates of victory

It is also a triangular that is played in Rennes with three candidates still in competition for the chair of mayor. In this city he acquired in the socialist for over 40 years, the rate of abstention, 60 %, was also high in the first round. At the end of this year, the mayor socialist outbound Nathalie Appéré has obtained the most votes and took the head of the race, just in front of EELV with which it merged its lists for the second round, followed by the candidate invested by LREM Carole Gandon and the candidate of the centre right Charles Companion.

→ TO READ ALSO. The macronisme to the test of negotiations between the two towers

• Nathalie Appéré, To Rennes

Like its counterpart in nantes, the socialist Nathalie Appéré, the mayor outgoing, brig a second term after having been elected for the first time at the town hall of Rennes in 2014. In the first round, to the head of a union of the left (bringing together in particular the PS and the PCF) the municipal official has taken a very wide margin over his opponents by getting 33 % of the vote. She allied with Matthew Theurier (EELV supported by the regionalists of the OBU), the second came with 25 % votes. According to several observers, this coalition is in a good position to win the municipal elections.

→ TO READ ALSO. Municipal elections : on the left, and the wishes of the future

• Carole Gandron, Disclosing Rennes

The candidate invested by LREM, who is also the spokesperson of the party with the member Aurore Bergé, has won 14 % of votes in the first round of the election, ranking the third position behind the mayor, the outgoing and the candidate of EELV. Activist a few years within the PS, she joined the party, Emmanuel Macron, as early as 2016. This is her first municipal election.

→ TO READ ALSO. Municipal 2020 in Marseille : the candidates in the second round

• Charles Companion, Free to act for Rennes

Former president of the association of traders in the city centre of Rennes, restaurateur, Charles Companion was presented to the voters of rennes a nomination of center-right supported by the LR and the MoDem. “My party is Rennes “, claims, however, the candidate on its website. In the first round, he got 12% of the vote.

→ FIND the 28th of June the results of the second round of the municipal elections 2020 to Rennes

► In Brest, of the unions difficult

Town to conquer for The Republic in March, Brest sees also face three candidates for the second round including the mayor socialist outgoing François Cuillandre, arrived in the lead on the first lap. Even more than Nantes or Rennes, the abstention rate reached 63 %. Following the outgoing mayor, the candidate various right Bernadette Malgorn was ranked in the second position. Behind it, the list EELV came third, followed by the candidate LREM, fourth and last time to stay in the second round.

• François Cuillandre, Brest in the heart

Baron de Brest, holding the city for three terms, with the socialist Francois Cuillandre, who is also president of the metropolis of Brest, is now campaigning for the fourth time and has harvested 26 % of the vote in the first round. His list, gathering including members of the PS and the PCF, was notably opposite to that of the candidate EELV Ronan Pichon, supported in particular by the regionalists of the UDB, coming third with 16 % of the vote. The lists have finally been merged to the second round as a result of negotiations toiling reported by France Bleu. An alliance that could well keep Brest in the cup socialist.

In October, François Cuillandre has been under investigation in the framework of the investigation on the association Live in Brest that has shaken the socialist brestois. Two members of the association and the municipality are suspected of having diverted the money through this association. The mayor is put in consideration for a loan of 4 000 € granted by this association in 2012, according to Ouest France.

→ TO READ ALSO. The old parties are of the resistance

• Bernadette Malgorn, Brest, it is you

Old préfète de Bretagne, Bernadette Malgorn has faced François Cuillandre for the second time, after a first unsuccessful attempt in 2014. In the first round of the municipal this year, she won 19% of the vote. The list that she leads is a variety of straight, supported in particular by the LR, the IDU and dissidents of the MoDem.

• Marc Coatena, Walk for Brest

The candidate invested by The Republic in March, that former elected socialist has joined the presidential party in 2017. It happened in the 4th position in the first round with 13 percent of the vote. Despite the discussions undertaken with the candidate of centre-right Bernadette Malgorn, negotiations for a possible merger of their lists have not been open, and the candidate LREM supported by the MoDem is present only before the voters brestois for this second round.

→ FIND the 28th of June the results of the second round of the municipal elections 2020 to Brest


Philip “happy” to return to its militant Haven

Special envoy in le Havre

It throne at the entrance of the room François Ierin the heart of the city of le Havre (Seine-Maritime). The campaign poster of Edward Philippe shows the prime minister posing in front of the fire-boat, one of the most emblematic places of the Harbour. The same decor was used for the municipal 2014, won by Édouard Philippe in the first round. For little, one would be a copied-pasted. Superstition? Want to record a resounding victory? The document has been designed these past few days in the greatest secrecy – very few of the faithful were in the confidence of the final decision of the prime minister.

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On Friday evening, militants and pro-Philippe believe in any case, hard as iron. They’re chanting “Edward, Edward”when Philippe arrived on the scene. “I am happy to find you”begins the future leader. But, this last knows: the political situation in 2020 and bears little resemblance to that of the previous election. “This election will be politically difficult, admits the prime minister. Because some will try to extend the debate, or even to prevent it. We’ve heard all evening”.Outside, precisely, the protesters are “hear” loudly. Bombs agricultural, firecrackers, shouts: the challenge is to live by the hand of the opponents of the pension reform, in this port city where the dockers are legions.

Quoting Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand, Édouard Philippe, assumes his role of head of government and at the same time” candidate in the local elections: “No one abdicates not the honour of being a target”, loose-t-it. A little earlier, a driver room and urged hundreds of supporters to “make a noise” to cover the noise of the critics and the sirens of cars of CRS, which finished the quarter.

“The important thing is not to do everything well”

The thread of his speech of fifty minutes, Édouard Philippe explains to the Havrais what will be the distribution of roles with the outgoing mayor Jean-Baptiste Gastinne. If the prime minister wins, he will remain in the prime minister’s office and will leave his chair to Gastinne. About his duties in paris, Édouard Philippe displays low profile. “The important thing is not to do everything well, but doing the best we can“says Édouard Philippe. Above all, it promises to the voters of his fief that he will come back as soon as its CSD at Matignon will end and ensures that there will end his political career. “I’ve known prime ministers who had other political ambitions, quips he. Not me.”

At the time the Marseillaise sounds, marking the end of the meeting, the speaker has not unveiled, neither his program nor the composition of its list. He just praised the character transpartisan of its future list, supported in particular by parliamentarians havrais LR. Can we be opponents of the government on the national stage, but support at the local level? “The logical partisan in municipal action have no meaning“, argues the prime minister, anticipating the criticism. Indeed, on his campaign poster, no logo appears. Neither LR, nor LREM. As in 2014.


Édouard Philippe candidate as head of list at Le Havre

The suspense is now lifted. A few hours before a big meeting scheduled for this Friday evening in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), Édouard Philippe announced in Paris Normandie that he would be a candidate as head of the list in the port city. “I’ve made my decision. I matured it like any important decision“, He explained to the local newspaper. “Our citizens do not want above all political leaders above ground. I am happy to be able to face universal suffrage again and I think it is very healthyHe added, as if to respond to the disconnection lawsuit which is regularly heard by the executive.

Elected in this former left bastion for the first time in 2001, the Prime Minister ruled the city of 170,000 inhabitants between 2010 and 2017, when he was appointed to Matignon. If he wins the municipal elections next March 15 and 22 – as was the case in the first round in 2014 (52.04%) -, the head of government will also have to choose between his two terms, since the informal rule enacted since the previous five-year period consists of prohibiting any combination of a ministerial portfolio and the chairmanship of a local executive.

“I have never considered an engagement elsewhere”

If the President of the Republic continues to trust me, I will continue to fulfill my mission as Prime Minister because we do not shirk when it comes to serving our country“, He said. Clearly: he will let the municipal council choose a representative, and will propose the name of the current mayor (LR) Jean-Baptiste Gastinne. The latter would keep the wheelchair until the day when his “mission will end in Matignon“: He will then wish”Obviously becoming mayor again because that’s where he wants to continue investing” The Prime Minister does not, however, discuss the scenario in which he would be beaten, and the possible conclusions he could draw on the national level.

For a long time unclear about his real intentions for the election in March, Édouard Philippe confirms that “a lot“Many people have it”encouraged to study candidates in Bordeaux and Paris», Where the majority leaves divided and is likely to be beaten. “It was obviously flattering, but I never envisaged a political engagement elsewhere than in Le Havre. This is the city I love. This is where my ties are. It is the city where my political commitment was born and which I want to continue to transform. It is here and nowhere else that I want to confront universal suffrage

“I have no doubt that some will want to nationalize the ballot”

Interviewed by France Bleu Normandie, Edouard Philippe considered that the fact of “running for election is not old-fashioned politics” “It’s politics in its most noble“, He assured. “I was mayor of Le Havre. My ambition is to become mayor of Le Havre again. I just have a mission“, He assured, referring to his lease in Matignon. “I consider that I can become mayor again when my mission ends“, he added. “Prime Minister is an honor, it is a responsibility … And it is a moment. Who is destined to end“, He continued.

He then repeated two of the three conditions necessary for its maintenance, already exposed in Le Figaro in May 2019:president’s confidence“, the “support of the parliamentary majority” What was at the time “the will to do“However evolved in his speech, to be replaced by the formula:”As long as I’m comfortable with what we do” Does this shift open the door to a divergence with Emmanuel Macron? The question was not asked to the person concerned. “There is a strong mobilization against the pension reform here. (…) I have no doubt that some will want to nationalize the ballot. It’s not my goal, it’s not my ambition, it’s not what I want to do», He however dropped.


Édouard Philippe leads but fails to get elected in the first round

“Crisis” of the coronavirus obliges, Edouard Philippe kept Sunday evening his costume of prime minister. And he was careful not to put on his candidate’s cap. Speaking around 8 pm, shortly after the announcement of the results of the first round of the municipal elections, the head of government simply sent a message to his constituents. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Le Havre and Le Havraises who put me in the lead with (over) 43%”, he simply slipped. The rest of his short speech was devoted to the coronavirus, which resulted in record abstention in the first round of municipal elections.

Admittedly, this Sunday evening, the Prime Minister arrived in first position (43.59%), before the Communist deputy, Jean-Paul Lecoq who collected 35.87% of the votes. The environmentalist Alexis Deck was relegated to third position, far behind, with 8.28%. Just like the candidate of the National Rally, Frédéric Groussard, who obtains 7.31%.

Engaged in the Le Havre campaign as head of the list, Édouard Philippe would have liked to be elected in the first round, as had been the case in 2014 (52%). Even if the local aspect often prevails over national considerations at the municipal level, his post as prime minister has undoubtedly contributed to the drop in his score, as the popularity of the executive couple is low since the crisis of “yellow vests” and pension reform. “This election will be politically difficult“Had admitted the head of government to his activists in late January, as Le Figaro reported at the time.

Lecoq wants to believe in his chances

If elected, Édouard Philippe warned his constituents that he would stay in Matignon until the end of his government mission, but he promised them that he would then find the mayor’s chair, which he occupied between 2010 and 2017. But if the left manages to unite for the second round, the Prime Minister could be worried in his own stronghold of Seine-Maritime. Jean-Paul Lecoq, also supported by La France Insoumise and “Génération.s”, also wants to believe it. “I’m confident. We will be mobilized. The people of Le Havre may measure that it is possible. That’s the dynamic between a first and a second round. We hope that this dynamic will take place on Monday morning “, he wished to France 3 Sunday evening.

However, the second round must still be maintained. During his speech, Édouard Philippe did not close the door to a postponement. “Taking into account the advice of the health authorities, we will organize ourselves for the second round. I will meet the scientific council at the beginning of the week, then I will consult the representatives of the political forces ”, he simply said.


The Élysée Palace does not rule out reconfiguration in the event of a second epidemic wave after May 11

Édouard Philippe wanted to be both serious and optimistic. At a press conference on the coronavirus on Sunday, the Prime Minister said that “our life, from May 11, it will not be the life before confinement. Not immediately, and probably not for a long time. But as we succeeded in confinement together, we will succeed in deconfinement together“Hoped the Prime Minister.

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Since this speech, the scenario of the return to normal is gradually clarified. Gradual return to school, resumption of worship, reopening of cafes and restaurants … All these questions are currently being studied by the executive, and answers are expected at the end of the month. “We will be there“Promised Édouard Philippe, giving himself two weeks to present a vast plan”in all its details

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“We must not question this effort by a too hasty return”

The famous “second wave“Epidemic, so feared by the French authorities – and already noted in some countries like China or Singapore – is part of the risks. Proof that this hypothesis is taken seriously by the Élysée Palace: the entourage of Emmanuel Macron does not excludetighten the screwBy a possible reconfiguration after May 11. “Everything has to be thought of, including negative scenarios like thisRecognizes an adviser.

The ice is thin and we don’t want to take steps backwards“, Confirmed the President of the Republic, on the sidelines of a trip to Finistère this Wednesday afternoon. “It was an unprecedented effort that was asked of the nation. So we must not question this effort by a too hasty return or a desire to say ‘it’s all behind us’“, Again warned the head of state, from the store” Super U “in the town of Saint-Pol-de-Léon.

Some close to the president compare post-war deconfinement

According to Emmanuel Macron, “containment (…) prevented (the virus) from spreading all over the country” “That’s why you have to be very careful everywhere. And it is true that there may be, on certain subjects, steps that can happen faster in places where the virus has not spread “, He detailed, inviting the French to”keep the elements of caution“And to”keep everything we have learned to do, as long as the virus is in the country“And in Europe.

Anxious to succeed in containing the economic crisis without relaunching the health crisis, the executive therefore decided to give itself time. It must be said that the equation is far from simple. Especially since, to make matters worse, the massive immunization of the population has been ruled out, for lack of a vaccine or viable treatment. Hence this comparison of a close friend of the president, for whom the site of deconfinement is similar to … that of the post-War period.


“We must rebuild our national and European sovereignty”, urges Emmanuel Macron

Simple change of tone or real change of foot? On the sidelines of a trip to the site of the mask factory of the SME Kolmi-Hopen, in the suburbs of Angers (Maine-et-Loire), Emmanuel Macron has renounced his traditional liberal accents, and opted for a clearly more sovereignist discourse. Aware of the “very high tension“To which we are worldwide”submittedIn terms of equipment for protection against coronavirus, the President of the Republic has made several commitments at the national level.

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Concretely, the Head of State said he wished “Full independence” from France “by the end of the year” in the production of masks, whether FFP2, surgical, or of categories 3 and 4. “By the end of April we will be over 10 million“Of masks made in France, he said, and”we will continue this effort” Likewise, he confirmed that a consortium of four major industrial groups had just been created, with the aim of manufacturing “by mid-May 10,000 respiratorsTo equip hospitals overwhelmed by serious cases of patients. This group of companies, led by Air Liquide, is made up of the electrical equipment specialist Schneider Electric, the automotive supplier Valeo and the manufacturer PSA.

“Producing more in France and regaining this independence”

In order to “order” that the country needs, the head of state notably announced an endowment “exceptional»Of 4 billion euros to Public Health France. “To lead this fight against the virus, in a context where all certainties are swept away? (…) we have, of course, had an order and import strategy. But our priority today is to produce more in France. And to produce more in Europe“, He said. “The day after will not be like the day before. We must rebuild our national and European sovereignty“, He summarized, before ensuring that he had always been on this line.

We started before the crisis, and you have often heard me talk about it. We have passed reforms that allow our country to be more competitive. But we must regain the moral strength and the will to produce more in France and regain this independence. This is what we are starting to do with strength and courage, on the essentials for this crisis. This is what we will continue to do the next day. Sovereignty, and solidarity“, Detailed Emmanuel Macron.

“Irresponsible” Opposition to Trial “When We Didn’t Win”

According to him, only the “United France of which we have here today (and) which, everywhere in France, deploys with force and which will allow us to win against this invisible enemy because it is not invincible” “This would not be possible without the commitment of women and men who count their hours and who, with courage, are there to move the country forward. (…) It is this united France in which I believe“, He developed, using the Mitterrand formula, that the former socialist president had erected as a slogan on his campaign posters for his re-election in 1988.

In conclusion of his speech, Emmanuel Macron took advantage of the question of a journalist to settle some accounts with a part of the opposition, whose leaders are not according to him at the moment. “My temper is never to exempt me from anything. But I have a simple principle: when you fight a battle, you have to be united to win it. And I think that everyone who is already trying to sue when we have not won the war is irresponsible. The time will come for responsibility. And at that time, full transparency will have to be done. But first I call to dignity and the spirit of responsibility those who build certainties with today’s knowledge when it was not yesterday.

You know, I could find the words of all those who explain the great difficulties to you and who, a few days before my first speech on March 12, explained who ‘it would be unworthy to postpone the municipal elections’, who’ all this is a staging by the government and going too far ‘… So everyone has learned, and we all learn with great humility because this pandemic is unprecedented


The epidemic is brewing with the French mayors and candidates after the municipal

Until the last day of the campaign, Chafa Zehmoul was giving kisses, hugs and handshakes left and right. For weeks, she and her team markets kicked in, they did the door to door, they organized rallies and entered the houses of their neighbors in Saint Fons. The symptoms began the day after the elections. Muscle aches, fever and cough. His collaborators gradually fell. After two days the hospitalizations began. This Monday, twenty people from his team have been affected by Covid-19, four are still admitted, one of them in serious condition. “It is a real catastrophe,” laments the candidate by phone from her home in this town on the Lyon periphery, where she has been incarcerated ever since.

History repeats itself in dozens of French towns, where mayors, councilors and municipal candidates have received the impact of the coronavirus epidemic with all their severity. The political class mourned the death of former Minister Patrick Devedjian this week, but locally the blow is even harder. The virus does not understand politics or geography, and infections spread in rural and urban areas, left and right, in the north and south, with serious consequences. At least three council members have died, while dozens of municipal advisers, presidents, and board members have been infected.

“The message was contradictory from the Government, because they told us that the elderly should stay at home, that it was dangerous to leave, but that we could go to vote,” says the candidate, head of the list of a small party in local civil society who was fourth in the first round of the elections. Zehmoul and his team caught the disease during the campaign and probably unwittingly helped spread the epidemic among their neighbors. The candidate is preparing a lawsuit against Prime Minister Édouard Philippe for keeping the date of the elections despite the risks. And what good was it? Many people stayed at home for fear of contagion, the results are not even representative, “he laments. At Saint Fons, abstention exceeded 70%.

Countless cases

The drip on new contagions related to the elections is constant. In Coudekerque-Branche, a town bordering Dunkerque, half of Mayor David Bailleul’s list – 17 people in total – have been victims, more or less serious, of the virus. All of them were in some electoral college on the 15th as interveners. «Mathematically we are in the mean incubation time. Democracy is priceless but has a health cost, “Bailleul explained this week to ‘La Voix du Nord’. In Marseille, several Republican candidates have also tested positive and are also planning actions against the Government.

The Executive was doubting until the last moment whether it should postpone the elections. The Thursday before the elections, in a solemn speech to the nation, the president, Emmanuel Macron, assured that the scientific Comittee adviser judged it safe to hold them. In France, there were already more than 2,800 infected and 61 deceased. Two days after the French went to the polls, the government decreed mandatory confinement. The second lap was obviously postponed.

It is possible that Macron’s decision also weighed the visceral rejection that the possibility of postponing them it had generated part of the opposition. The president of the right-wing majority party, Christian Jacob, went on to say that postponing them would be like giving a “coup.” Jacob was infected shortly after by the coronavirus and this Monday he deposited in the Executive the only responsibility to maintain them.


Three long-running candidates in gala politics, to the Paris assault

The mayor of Paris is played in female. Except for tremendous surprise, a woman will sit down again at the Hotel de Ville in the gala capital after the next municipal elections. Three heavyweights lead the race for the largest city council in France. While the right dreams of reconquering with Rachida Dati the capital they lost in 2001 and snatching the armchair from the Spanish socialist Anne Hidalgo, macronism seeks to recover from the sexual scandal of her hitherto candidate with a surprise nomination, the former Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn.

The classic left-right duel, which seemed dead after the emergence of Emmanuel Macron’s party in the last legislative period, is re-emerging in Paris. The latest polls place Dati as the great opponent of the current mayor. Discreet in his campaign, the one who was Minister of Nicolas Sarkozy has lavished little in interviews and television sets, but his campaign has been gaining strength in recent months until being first in intention to vote for the elections that start next Sunday in first back and they will have their decisive date on the 22nd.



March will be the first electoral round. The final Sunday will come the final

A system to achieve the majority of votes.

The double return of France is a system that, in theory, allows the election of the candidate preferred by the electorate to gather the largest number of supports. Only if an applicant obtains more than 50% of votes in the first round does not pass to the second.

Although in recent years he has remained in the background since his position as MEP of Los Republicanos (LR) and mayor of the 7th district of the capital, Dati is one of the best known personalities of French politics. In charge of the Justice portfolio from 2007 to 2009, Dati became a model of “French integration” by becoming the first woman of Maghreb origin who held an important position in the Gallic Government.

Her pregnancy during her ministering stage – and without being publicly known as a couple – made her the center of the media focus, while the press looked for her creature’s father among the most diverse personalities, including – and denied – the former president José María Aznar

With the impulse of Paris, Dati has managed to breathe some life and hope into his party. The conservatives have barely managed to lift their heads from the scandal over the diversion of funds that ended the career of former Prime Minister François Fillon, with the hopes of the right to take over the presidency and that caused the subsequent dislocation of many of his first swords towards the Macron project. Despite leading the polls, Rachida Dati will not have anything easy, since he can barely add support in the second round.

Its main adversary is the current mayor, who defends a legacy of six years in which ecology has played a leading role, but has also generated enormous criticism. The pedestrianization of entire sectors and the creation of hundreds of kilometers of bike lanes have caused the anger of many drivers, the constant works have made traffic worse, the cleanliness of the city leaves much to be desired and the square meter already exceeds 10,000 euros in All neighborhoods. But Paris, after all, is also a city where only 15% of families use the car to go to work, and Parisians have appreciated, for the most part, the effort to reduce space for vehicles and for making the city greener.

Under his mandate, the capital has also suffered the terror of terror in 2015 and the economic and social consequences of the ‘yellow vests’ movement in 2019, in addition to the proliferation of refugee and migrant camps, a national and European crisis that has hit especially Paris. Hidalgo is also a survivor of French socialism, decomposing after the mandate of François Hollande, although for this campaign he has had to ally with the communists. Despite the competition of Los Verdes, his environmentalism benefits him for a hypothetical second round, in which he could partner with them to get ahead of the mayor’s office.

A good welcome

Surveys have received the last to reach the race for the City Hall, Agnès Buzyn, even better than its predecessor. The crisis of the sexual video of Benjamin Griveaux does not seem to have affected the possibilities of the Republic in March (LREM) to seize the mayor’s office, which were already, before the scandal, moderate.

The presidential party did not exist in the previous municipal ones of 2014 – Macron was not even Minister of Economy at the time – and now, except for the exception of Lyon, he does not have much hope of taking control of the great cities of the country. Macron wanted to give the bell with Paris, but it will be complicated.

In his favor, he has the solid and empathic image that the former Minister of Solidarities and Health projects, which has had to face some of the main crises that hit the Executive, such as the coronavirus and the pension system reform. That the government has left without being resolved is, however, a recurring criticism. Hematologist by profession, Buzyn says his model for mayor is the socialist Bertrand Delanoë (mentor and predecessor of Hidalgo) and this is really his first election campaign.

After her appointment to the race, the former minister has had to take on the Griveaux project and now fights to try to bring Cédric Villani closer to her campaign. At the moment he has not succeeded. The brilliant mathematician and deputy, who was expelled in January from the ranks of LREM for his refusal to withdraw his candidacy in favor of Griveaux’s, remains firm in the race to get the municipal leadership, although the numbers do not accompany him. It barely reaches 7% of intention to vote, but in a second round it could favor Buzyn.

A municipal election under the threat of the coronavirus

The shadow of the coronavirus has planned on the municipal elections that France celebrates on March 15 and 22. The Government discards for the moment postpone them, but the doubts lurk about how they can be carried out if the state 3 of the epidemic is finally declared, which would impose more restrictive controls on the concentrations of people, and whose inevitability does not even doubt the Emmanuel Macron himself.

About 48 million people are called to vote next Sunday, although from the authorities and political parties it is feared that the fear of contagion may favor a great demobilization, especially among the elderly. Some of the communes most affected by COVID-19, such as L’Oise or the Haut-Rhin, are already preparing special measures, such as the distribution of masks in polling stations, which will also have cans of disinfectant gel and where they could even be used disposable pens to give security to voters, who will be asked to maintain a safety distance of at least one meter between each other.

Vote for Procurement

The Ministry of Interior has also recommended the most vulnerable to use the recourse to solicitation: in France it is allowed to give another person power to vote instead. “In some communes, the elderly account for between 20 and 30% of the population,” said the mayor of Oursel-Maison, of 240 inhabitants, this week in an interview with public television. “And if they have not had time to manage their procurement, they will not go to vote.”

Since the contagion began to multiply without knowing in some cases the origin, the French Government has banned the concentrations of more than 5,000 people in closed places, and other agglomerations in the open air when it is considered that there are risks. In one of the most affected areas, such as Upper Rhine, on Friday the prefecture limited to 50 the number of people who can compose a meeting, thus strongly limiting public events, but also private ones, such as weddings.