Municipal in Marseille : Martine Vassal withdrew from the race for mayor - The Point

Yet another twist in the margins of the municipal elections in Marseille. The president of the metropolis and in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône Martine Vass

Municipal in Marseille : Martine Vassal withdrew from the race for mayor - The Point

Yet another twist in the margins of the municipal elections in Marseille. The president of the metropolis and in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône Martine Vassal (The Republicans) announced on Thursday 2 July that it would withdraw from the race to succeed Jean-Claude Gaudin in Marseilles, for which LR will present the candidature of the mp Guy Teissier.

"I made the choice of the consensus," said at a press conference Martine Vassal, alongside Guy Teissier, ensuring that the candidate dissident LR Bruno Gilles would bring its three votes to the latter during the mayoral election scheduled for Saturday. In the second round of municipal Sunday, the union of the left easily won on the city as a whole, but the two blocks are rallying with the Bruno Gilles now both forty-two votes in the municipal council, where the majority is fifty-one votes.

But a new twist came to reshuffle the cards on Thursday by the end of the evening : a second elected LR, Lionel Royer-Perreaut, announced on Facebook his candidacy for the post of mayor of Marseilles and its refusal to support Guy Teissier. "I know that there are current agreements with the national Front, and I can't register in a strategy of alliance with the Front national ", he says in a video message.

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The lists that I have conducted, they have stood

With eight councillors elected on its list in its sector, the senator ex-PS Samia Ghali is now the one towards which all eyes turn. "She is responsible for her voice, I invite you to ask the question to see what's going to happen ", stated Martine Vassal, recalling that LR had withdrawn its candidate in his sector, in the second round, unlike in the Spring in marseille. The national Rally, even if its leader Stéphane Ravier is not able to maintain its town hall of the 13th and 14th arrondissements of Marseille, also has nine seats in the municipal council.

"The lists that I have conducted, they have resisted well," said Martine Vassal, finding that his camp of the "moderates, humanists" had "legitimacy" to present a candidate to the city hall central, despite its arrival largely to the second position on Sunday evening. "Our choice is not to let the ultra-left and take the town of Marseilles ", she continued, citing also the age of Guy Teissier (75 years) to justify the selection of him to pass the hand.

"We have always rejected the extreme"

"I call throughout the world with a sense of responsibility" in " dialogue and discussion ", said the Agency France-Presse Christian Jacob, president of the Republicans, stressing that" it is not a question of having alliance with the national Rally, not more than with France insubordinate ". "We have always rejected the extreme," and " I rest without ambiguity on this issue ", he added, calling " to a candidacy of union ". "It is important that the world comes together ", has he hammered. Christian Jacob, who has had " all the officials in marseille over the phone ", has stressed the "sense of responsibility" of Martine Vassal in this approach. "It is normal, but when the results are so tight, that there are tensions ", but " each one must give an account of the situation in which it is ", he added.

the election of The mayor by the municipal council takes place in a first time with two rounds, where candidates must win an absolute majority ; in the third round, a simple majority is enough, and in the case of a tie, the older candidate is elected. Michèle Rubirola, the environmentalist leader of the Spring in marseille, a 63-year-old.

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