Strasbourg : the new mayor Jeanne Barseghian says, the state of emergency of climate - The Point

It had created the surprise at the municipal level. Jeanne Barseghian has been officially inducted by the mayor of Strasbourg on Saturday. In the meantime, the

Strasbourg : the new mayor Jeanne Barseghian says, the state of emergency of climate - The Point

It had created the surprise at the municipal level. Jeanne Barseghian has been officially inducted by the mayor of Strasbourg on Saturday. In the meantime, the municipal official has declared a " state of climate emergency ". The first mayor ecologist of the capital of Alsace wants to be " the european capital of the ecological transition, social and democratic ". "I'll wear inseparably the answer to the three great challenges that are before us: the environmental challenge, the social challenge and the democratic challenge ", said the new mayor.

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" Our environment sends us signals are getting stronger and more frequent, and there is no question of looking away. This is the time to look at the world as it is and acts strong, ambitious and collective, " said the lawyer of 39 years.

Ovation of the opposition

Jeanne Barseghian presented, from the first city council, a declaration of" state of climate emergency " to Strasbourg, as already seen in some cities, such as Paris or Barcelona. "This statement marks my ambition in the field of ecological transition of the territory ", she explained.

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to be Agitated almost to tears by the end of the speech, addressing his family present in the chamber of the city council, the new mayor of Strasbourg has received the standing ovation of all municipal councillors, including opposition. Jeanne Barseghian had obtained 41,71 % of the vote in the second round of municipal elections on 28 June, far ahead of the candidate of the presidential party, LREM, Alain Fontanel (34,96 %) and the socialist and former mayor of Strasbourg, Catherine Trautmann (23,33 %).

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 15:33

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