Gérard Collomb won't be a candidate for the position of president of the metropolis of Lyon. The mayor of Lyon has announced, Thursday, 28 may, an alliance with the right, and will clear up behind the candidate of The Republican François-Noël Buffet for election to this strategic position. "I proposed at our first meeting, François-Noël Buffet should be a candidate to the metropolis of Lyon," said Gérard Collomb, during a press conference. "Today, we want a union to face the crisis and the reconstruction of Lyon. "
Unique in France, the metropolis is the true seat of power lyonnais in the extent to which it concentrates on its territory, the prerogatives of the department and of the communities of the municipality. His presidency was the initial objective of the former minister, who had worn on the baptismal font. But his poor score in the first round made this ambition almost impossible.
"I'm going to continue to hire me some time"
Gérard Collomb, who will be 73 years old in June, has indicated that it would continue " to work to the metropolis, and the city of Lyon ". "I'm going to continue to hire me any time," he said, without further precision on its timetable and its future role. Only in the city of Lyon, the foal of Gérard Collomb, the former gymnast Yann Cucherat, will be the candidate of the new alliance. The candidate LR Stephen White, a relative of Laurent Wauquiez to the region, has in effect agreed to leave him at the top of the list.
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Favorite surveys to conquer the metropolis, the baron invested by LREM had suffered a great setback on march 15, his lists being anticipated by those of Bruno Bernard (EELV), François-Noël Buffet (LR) or David Kimelfeld (LREM dissenting), its three main competitors in the 14 constituencies of the election. Mayor of Lyon from 2001 until his departure for the ministry of the Interior, Gérard Collomb had recovered the keys of the city hall in 2018. But he had to resign himself to leave his successor to metropolis, David Kimelfeld, his re-election is not guaranteed.