The relief is the first feeling expressed by Michèle Rubirola by receiving from the hands of Jean-Claude Gaudin, the scarf of mayor of Marseille. On his arrival this Saturday morning at the town hall, the candidate of the Spring marseilles was greeted by the cheers of his supporters : "We voted, we want the keys ! "But, despite its lead of some 13,000 votes on the candidate LR Martine Vassal, Michele Rubirola was not assured of being elected mayor, not having obtained the absolute majority in the evening of the second round.
It is thus at the end of a third round of hectic, that it has won the support of 51 elected – he was 47. A victory that this doctor, almost a novice in politics, must, before all, Samia Ghali. The two women eventually agreed in extremis.
Samia Ghali, second assistant
Samia Ghali will be the second assistant of Michèle Rubirola. © CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU / AFPAprès have presented his candidacy in the first round, story to remind everyone that its nine votes were essential to victory, the "madonna of the northern neighbourhoods" has finally reached the Spring in marseille, after an interminable suspension of the meeting and a "lunch break" which allowed the resumption of the negotiations. The senator, however, has not obtained the post of first deputy as she claimed, but that of second assistant.
For the assist, Michèle Rubirola preferred the socialist Benedict Payan, one of the initiators of the Spring in marseille, which had ceded the place of the head of the list. The new mayor of Marseille thank as well the one " who was able to wear very high policy preferring the interest of Marseille, with his personal destiny ". This choice also allows him not to withdraw, following the press release that it had published in response to the requirements of the senator : "I will not be held hostage to any blackmail, I refute these practices remote issues and I invite Samia Ghali to do the same. "Remains to be seen how will the trio, Samia Ghali, who has never hidden his doubts about the strategy in the Spring of marseille.
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the failure of The "pact of marseilles"
With ten votes less than Michèle Rubirola, the candidate LR Guy Teissier – designated by Martine Vassal for the replace – did not, as to him, of a reserve of votes sufficient to prevail. Especially after the decision of the national Gathering – which had proposed to the right is a "pact of marseilles" – not to vote on the third ballot.
favorite Part, the right fate stripped of these municipal elections, during which the divisions of the past few years, buried under the carpet by Jean-Claude Gaudin, have reemerged. Weakened by the loss of his industry and his score in the second round, Martine Vassal does not seem to be able to work on the reconstruction. It is not certain that it can retain the presidency of the metropolis, in which the election will be held on the 9 July. To the extent that other elected officials could take a position as the mayor of Aix, Maryse Joissains or the Living room, Nicolas Isnard.
At least the right should it keep the metropolis, since it is still the majority. This could complicate the task of the Spring of marseille who will need its subsidies for the implementation of its programme of ecological transition and the reduction of inequalities. The new mayor of Marseille will also have to deal with a most fragile and diverse, but strong enough a priori to vote the next budget, for which Michèle Rubirola has already announced that it wants to " follow the recommendations of the regional chamber of accounts ", which has étrillé management Gaudin in two reports published in late 2019.
Towards a fourth round legal
It will also have to watch the fourth round of judicial elections municipal decidedly outside the norm. On Tuesday, in the framework of the case of the proxy, the suspicious, the judicial police raided the city hall of the 6th sector, where the outgoing mayor LR Julien Ravier has been re-elected with only 352 votes ahead of the candidate of the Spring in marseille Yannick Ohanessian. The latter has filed an appeal to the administrative tribunal and a complaint with constitution of civil part. It has been followed up by the applicant LREM in this sector.
Stéphane Ravier has also filed a petition to challenge the election of the candidate RL in its sector of the 13th and 14th arrondissements. The Spring, however, looks to have abandoned any intention of appeal on the sector, Samia Ghali, then as its candidate, the communist Jean-Marc Coppola, is Sunday night a number of offices "suspects" in which the vote for senator was massive...