The city council meets this Saturday morning to elect a new mayor. Michèle Rubirola came top of the vote with its list of the union of the left, but the senator Samia Ghali could flip after the failure of his negotiations with the Spring in marseille.
Marseille, on the 4th of July. Protesters came to support Michèle Rubirola. AFP/CLEMENT MAHOUDEAUPar R. L. with Philippe Martinat and Marc Leras to MarseilleLe July 4, 2020 at 10: 24, modified on 4 July 2020 at 12h16
Events, large jaws, and twists are expected. This Saturday morning, after a campaign municipal mad, the municipal council meets to elect a new mayor.
In the key role, senator Samia Ghali could flip after the failure of its negotiations with the union of the left came top in the popular vote. Because in spite of its 38.3 per cent of the votes in the second round on Sunday, far ahead of the lists LR (30.8 per cent), Michèle Rubirola, 63 years old, doctor in of the popular districts and environmentalist of the first hour, is far from assured to be the first woman at the head of the second city of France.
Rubirola in the lead on the first lap. Michèle Rubirola (Spring in marseille) came top in the first round of the vote in the city council Saturday morning. But with 42 votes, it has not obtained the absolute majority required to become the mayor of the second city of France. Guy Tessier, candidate LR after the withdrawal of Martine Vassal, got 41 votes and Samia Ghali 8. One participant has voted with a blank.
During this municipal council, at the first two rounds of voting, the absolute majority necessary to elect the mayor only relates to the votes cast, or 46 votes, since the RN does not vote (see below) and that there has been a white vote. Then, it is the relative majority. In the event of a tie in the 3rd round, the candidate elected would be the oldest.
After the second round on 28 June, the Spring in marseille has 42 seats, LR 39, Samia Ghali 9, RN 9, the list LR dissenting Bruno Gilles, 2. Beaten in the 6th and 8th districts, deemed to be captive to the right, Martine Vassal, dauphine-elect, Jean-Claude Gaudin, has abdicated for the position of mayor, leaving room for Guy Teissier, 75 years old, old road from the hard right.
Discussions behind the scenes. A suspension of the meeting held prior to the second round. The Spring in marseille Michèle Rubirola took the opportunity to revisit behind-the-scenes with Samia Ghali. The attitude of this last is the key to the election. The suspension lasts for more than an hour and the right to it is in the chamber.
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The elected RN have left the chamber. From the beginning of the meeting this Saturday morning, the RN Stéphane Ravier has asked for the floor. He demanded that the candidates for the position of Marseilles, to explain the reason for their nomination. Refusal of the president of the session, Margaret Pasquini. And Delighted to reply : “We will not present candidates and we will have no part in the vote, we leave this chamber. “In attacking the other elected officials :” You forfeiting the democracy, and have spent nights to share with you the posts, Ladies and Gentlemen, we leave you between you. “When leaving the room, Ravier has denounced an agreement between Tessier and Ghali. In the hall, he also noted a little later that the RN would not take the vote of no towers, so neither the 3rd round.
Ghali and “the refusal” of Rubirola. The senator, ex-PS, re-elected Sunday evening in his stronghold in the Northern districts of the city and on the strength of its 9 seats in the council, demanded the position of first deputy for his support in the Spring of marseille, a claim fervently denied by the leader of the union of the left and of environmentalists Michèle Rubirola.
“I take offense to the refusal of Michèle Rubirola with sadness and dismay, explained Samia Ghali on Friday night. I feel so free, with my colistiers, to make the best choice to defend our neighbourhoods and respond to the legitimate expectations of their citizens.” She said no more about his vote on Saturday.
The LR Royer-Perreault does not ultimately presented at the 1st turn. Before going to the meeting, the LR Lionel Royer-Perreaut, had announced his intention to run for the office of mayor of Marseille because of the arrangements between the other candidate LR Guy Teissier and the national Gathering.
“Since I heard the reactions of Mrs. Vassal (head of the list LR, the election), saying that there should be an election with the votes of the national Front, she would ask Mr. Teissier to resign, I heard the reaction of our president Christian Jacob and I have decided to grant a presumption of trust and confidence “, he explained. It does not, therefore, in the first round and will vote for Tessier. But he assures that he will if he finds out at the end of the first round as a voice, or most of the national Gathering voted to Teissier.
Protesters in front of city hall. Some 200 people, most of the supports of the Spring in marseille, it is gathered prior to the start board in front of the city hall. “It is up to us” (editor’s NOTE : the victory), mark with portraits of Michèle Rubirola. 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’.