After his victory in the second round of the municipal elections in Perpignan, a decision of size for the national Gathering, Louis Aliot has been officially elected mayor of the city of the Pyrénées-Orientales on 3 July. And at the municipal council, of the installation, which was held on the evening of Friday 10 July, the mp and his majority perpignanaise have decided to vote for the increase of his allowance as mayor. The opportunity to launch hostilities between Louis Aliot, and some members of the opposition.
As reported by France Bleu Roussillon, one of the proposals of the municipal council, of the installation was to increase by 17% the allowance of the new mayor. For Benedict Nougayrede, representative of the opposition, this percentage represents " € 60 000 on the entirety of the mandate ". "You promised a city that is more just. You need to give up. You must be a copy [...] This will be your Fouquet's ", he argued during the session.
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A distribution between elected officials
As does the lack not to recall France Bleu Roussillon, the municipal council of Perpignan had voted in 2016 an increase of the allowances to several elected officials from the majority. A decision that had been opposed by Louis Aliot, then in the opposition : "In the poorest city of France [...], the mayor [Jean-Marc Pujol, ED] increases some elected majority. It makes a mockery of the world. "In order to justify its current increase, the new mayor of the beautiful Catalan explained that the decision was arrived at this time," in the middle of his term and not during the municipal council, of the installation ". "They had deprived the opposition of compensation to increase themselves. There, it is different. We keep the same envelope, we will just divide it differently between the mayor, the assistants and advisers. "
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At the head of a list without a label, while claiming his membership in the national Gathering, Louis Aliot had defeated the candidate of The Republican Jean-Marc Pujol, mayor since 2009, in the second round of municipal elections on 28 June, with 53.1% of the vote. Perpignan became the first large city in France to be led by a mayor from the far-right from Toulon (operated between 1995 and 2001 by Jean-Marie Le Chevallier, under the label of the national Front).