The municipal council must elect this Saturday is the successor of Jean-Claude Gaudin. But on the eve of the third round, and on a background of divisions within all camps, the situation is more confused than ever.
Michèle Rubirola, arrived at the head, will she be able to win the absolute majority of municipal councillors with the Spring in marseille ? AFP/Clement MahoudeauPar Philippe Martinat, special envoy to Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône)On July 3, 2020 20: 50
“Good luck, prepare to stay up late! “This board of a local politician will not surprise anyone. In Marseille, where we thought to have seen everything, the situation has never been as confused on the eve of the town hall meeting, which shall proceed to the election of the successor of Jean-Claude Gaudin at the city hall in central. In question, an arithmetic of seats allocated to the different groups or parties that allows all the assumptions, without in ensure no.
It is only this Saturday that we hope to see unravel this gordian knot. Remember that at the end of the second round of municipal elections, the distribution of seats in the municipal council – the legacy of scholars, carvings of sectors made in the past by Gaston Defferre and Charles Pasqua – is the following : 42 for The Spring of marseille (the left-hand list headed by Michèle Rubirola), 39 to the right in LR, 3 for the dissident LR Bruno Gilles, 8 for the ex-socialist Samia Ghali and 9 for the National Rally (RN).
To the right, after the withdrawal Thursday of Martine Vassal, it is the mp LR Guy Teissier, who has taken up the torch. Senator Gilles, who was blocking on the name of the Vassal is ready to accept Teissier, but one of its three elected officials, the radical left, Lisette Narducci, provides that it shall vote, not necessarily as the head of the list. Thereupon, the mayor LR of the Ninth and Tenth arrondissement, Lionel Royer-Perreaut, also focused candidate to succeed to Gaudin. As for Stéphane Ravier, the leader of the extreme right marseillaise, very hostile to Martine Vassal, it is much better disposed to the regard of Guy Teissier. The latter, who has been an activist in his youth to the Party of the New Forces, a small group of far-right, does not shy away formally the possible assistance of the RN. In this game with many unknown factors, it is not excluded that the right hand side, although far behind the Spring in marseille in number of votes, can delight the armchair mayor…
Ghali determined to monetize its rallying
How the left marseillaise, the majority on the paper, she could put himself in such a quagmire? By now his candidate in the popular sector of Samia Ghali, the Spring of marseille has not only taken a certain amount of risk compared to the RN in ambush, it has also soured its relations with a possible ally. Become the referee in the third round with its 8 seats, the senator of the northern neighbourhoods, which was awarded this Friday to the unexpected support of the actor Alain Delon, who is determined to monetize dearly for his rallying.
After being withdrawn on its Aventine hill in the beginning of the week, how to simmer the heads of the Spring in marseille, it has claimed the position of first deputy. The same one that Michele Rubirola gave the socialist Benedict Payan whom she feels very close. Where this response outraged Friday in a statement from the leader of the left : “The future of Marseille should not play around a claim individual. I will not be held hostage to any blackmail. “
A blockage that makes you smile a close relative of the senator ex-PS : “The leftists when they make lists of leftists, they have a little trouble landing. They believe to be the elect and they are not. “Obviously well informed, he adds, emphatically :” Samia Ghali wants to be first assistant and she will not let go. She will be a candidate until the end and it will be in the 42-42. “Problem : in the event of a tie, it is the older who would be elected, that is to say, Guy Teissier and 75 spring. Without a true majority, the city would, however, soon ungovernable. Or how the Spring marseille could turn to the curse of marseille.