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At the circus, at church, or in the garden : these elected mayors in conditions that are unusual

The health crisis continues to upset the political life. If the second round of the municipal elections has been rescheduled on June 28, the election is played in the first round for 30.143 35,000 communes of france. Déconfinement obliges the municipal councils shall elect only since may 22, the mayors and assistants. It took two months before to see if implement the new teams, usually on the foot of war five days after the vote. But if the peak of the epidemic is now behind us, the precautionary measures to avoid a resurgence of the Covid-19 remain. Due to lack of space or resources, several councillors were sacred in conditions that are unusual, either in the church, the garden or the circus. Tour of the horizon.

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Towards Normandy, in the small town of Émiéville, a few hundred yards to the east of Caen. In this village of 650 inhabitants, Stéphane Amilcar, without label, has been crowned the 15th of march. But the hall of the municipal council, of 300 square meters, is not allowed by the compliance of the actions barriers. The municipal official has decided to use the church, which, according to him, "serves four, five times a year", to form the new municipal team. The election took place Tuesday, but has raised a stir locally. The diocese has not hesitated to denounce it in a press release "using manifestly unlawful". "The bishopric was referred to mr. the prefect", a-t was specified. Before adding : "no one has the right to use a church to hold a meeting, non-religious, according to the law, without the permission of the parish priest."

The mayor of Luynes has been elected in a circus. GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP

A little more to the south, in Luynes, near Tours (Indre-et-Loire) city council met... under a circus tent, the only viable option to comply with the measures of social distancing. Thirty people have attended the re-election of Bertrand Ritouret to 24 votes for and 29 against. "It had to be 4 m2 per representative. 120 m2 to 29 elected officials. The tent is 600 m2. The public was able to be accepted in respect of sanitary rules. Each member of the audience being spaced a meter. It has condemned a seat in the bleachers, and we did skip a row on two," said the head of the commune of 5000 people since 2008. For this show of a new genre, the pastoral setting had not been concealed. Only a few French flags had been placed on the stage. "This tent is better than a gym. See you all because the layout is round," said the winner. On the side of Valence (Drôme), the mayor LR Nicolas Daragon has been re-elected in an amphitheatre behind closed doors. On his arrival on the campus of the university of Grenoble-Alps, the municipal official referred to the "the conditions were a little strange" and "a kind of virtual reality."

in The garden

other municipal councils were held outdoors, as in the course of city halls. To Malarce-sur-la-Thines, a village of 250 inhabitants in the heart of the valleys of ardèche, the elected representatives have decided to unite under a linden tree. An option that has allowed it to accommodate a minimum of to the public, for the election of the mayor Governed The Flohic. Same thing in Gradignan, near Bordeaux, where the choice of a "CM in the garden" has been chosen. "It may seem unusual, or even a kind of premiere, but it is simply a way of paying tribute to Gradignan, city nature par excellence. It is a nod to its DNA", praised the mayor for label-free Michel Labardin. In the park of the former wine chateau of the 18th century, which today houses the town hall, some sixty people attended this event policy size for this city of 26,000 inhabitants.

The election of the mayor of Gradignan, near Bordeaux, took place "in the garden". MEHDI FEDOUACH / AFPÀ read also : Municipal: the election campaign concerns the scientific Council, that the vote

Bernard Viatte, 63 years old, has not had the chance to attend to her duties. The sexagenarian, a victim of the Covid-19, spent two months in hospital, including four weeks in a coma. Elected on march 15, mayor of Froidefontaine, a village of 460 inhabitants in the Territory of Belfort, he was re-elected Tuesday for his rehabilitation centre where he was admitted Tuesday. In a telephone interview from his bed at Héricourt, this retired from The Post, it was certified to have caught the coronavirus "in the first round" of the municipal. "We had everything well organized, there was of the gel (hydroalcoholic) but at the time, we were told that the masks did nothing", he confided to AFP. "I think that if I had worn a mask, I would not have caught the virus", he pestered. The elected will not be able to regain his chair immediately : he still has "over a month" re-education.

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