It is time for a "third tour" in Marseilles. The new city council, from the second round of the June 28, meets for the first time, on Saturday 4 July in the morning, and proceeded to the election of the new mayor.At the end of the first round, on 101 advisors, 92 took part in the vote. Michèle Rubirola (Spring in marseille) and Guy Teissier (LR) arrived at the elbow-to-elbow, with respectively 42 and 41 votes. Samia Ghali, it has got 8 votes. While no candidate has obtained an absolute majority (42 votes), a second round of voting will take place.
The session opened with a start theatrical advisors national Gathering. "We will not present candidate, we will have no part in the vote [...], we leave it to the schemers, to the merchants of rugs and those who confiscate democracy, we leave it between you," has thundered the senator RN Stéphane Ravier after speaking for a few moments before the first vote of the council. "The city of Marseilles is taken hostage by an elected official which represents 2.89% of Marseille ", a-t-he blasted, referring to Samia Ghali, after getting out of the chamber. Another coup de theatre, the elected LR Lionel Royer-Perreaut has withdrawn from the race for the post of mayor a few minutes before the start of the council.
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In the viewfinder of the elected RN, negotiations that have lasted throughout the week around the senator in the northern districts, including the 9 seats are essential to win a majority. The senator, ex-PS, re-elected Sunday evening in his stronghold in the northern districts of the city, demanded the position of first deputy to the price of his support in the Spring of marseille. Request curtly refused by the leader of the union of the left and of environmentalists Michèle Rubirola. Since then, the cloth burns between the two camps, and Samia Ghali, after it in the night claimed his freedom of vote, has blasted Saturday morning the "dictates" of Ms. Rubirola and Benedict Payan, his spokesman, also elected Sunday evening in an area of the city centre.
I take offense of the refusal of @MicheleRubirola with sadness and dismay. I feel so free, with my colistiers, to make the best choice to defend our neighbourhoods and respond to the legitimate expectations of their inhabitants. #MunicipalesMarseille pic.twitter.com/RFkky9edbf— Samia GHALI (@SamiaGhali) July 3, 2020
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"heads or tails"
The apparent failure of the negotiations in the Spring of marseille with Samia Ghali could block the road permanently to Michèle Rubirola. The elected communist Jean-Marc Coppola, a member of the Spring in marseille, said before the meeting " rather confident ", even if he has admitted to not being able to predict "the degree of unawareness of some," an allusion to thinly veiled to Samia Ghali and his eight colistiers. "It will be heads or tails ", was released to his side Sophie Camard, another elected in the Spring of marseille.
Side Republicans, the support of Samia Ghali is also essential. Because they too are far from the absolute majority, and the withdrawal of the national Gathering deprives them of any voice on this side, an opportunity that all of their leaders were anyway ruled out. To represent, the party, leaded by a campaign marked by the opening of an investigation on suspicion of fraud to the attorney, changed his gun to the shoulder. Beaten in the 6th and 8th districts, deemed to be captive to the right, Martine Vassal, dauphine-elect, Jean-Claude Gaudin, has been replaced by Guy Teissier, 75 years old, old road from the hard right.
additional Benefit to the mp LR : premium to the dean obliges, he would win in the third round, played in the relative majority, if two candidates were equal... in Front of the town hall, some 200 demonstrators, mostly supporters of the Spring in marseille, were gathered together Saturday morning. On their placards, " Michèle mayor are words that go very well together ", "let us not steal the victory" or "We want the school renovated, not fachos warmed up'.
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