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Martine Aubry: Lille are aware of my skills

This is a first. Never Martine Aubry has not been as much in trouble in Lille, within a week of the second round. In his first three elections, the socialists had managed to outrun the right in the first round, the better to defeat it in the second. Almost a walk of health in the capital of Flanders, of which the heart beats historically to the left... But in 2020, the situation has changed. Martine Aubry will now have to face its historic allies, the environmentalists. Not the same story. Stephane Bally, the head of the list EELV, came second in the first round (24,53 %), disturbing the mayor's outgoing (29,80 %). And in the light of the latest polls, very clever one who can predict who will hold the office of mayor next Sunday... so much so that the candidate LREM, Violette Spillebout, finish third on 15 march (17,53 %), could well steal a few votes precious.

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For these last days of the campaign, Martine Aubry pulls so red cannon balls on the Greens. Invited guest of the "Talk" Le Figaro" on Monday, the mayor socialist has said that environmentalists in lille is not addressed, contrary to it, that"people who live well". "Me, I hope that our six districts, which are now in the majority, to be able to accompany us. By conviction, I think that there will be no ecological transition if there is no social justice", she decided. "Me, I have the pride of having kept the popular classes", also wanted to recall the mayor outbound.

Martine Aubry, however, has insured that she had tried "from the first day" a "gathering" with the environmentalists. "It appeared to us quite certain that they had no wish to campaign with us," she lamented, their returning "the" responsibility " of this division.

They have seen me working. They know that I am always in the transparency and the consultation

Martine Aubry

More improbable: in this last line is uncertain, Martine Aubry can count on the support of its former opponents in the municipal council. The right of lille is in fact melee in the duel between socialists and environmentalists, calling the last week to vote for "the lady of the 35 hours".

support, which did not surprise him. "They have seen me working. They know that I am always in the transparency and consultation", she assured. The socialist believes that many are also "worried" for the future of the city with the economic crisis following the health crisis. "I worked with them during this confinement. We did a huge amount of work. They saw that I was there, I was working with them, that I had the skills and the shoulders," she said.

"With me, you know that when I say something, I agree. And when I commit, I want. Lille are aware of my skills, my character, has yet certified the mayor. Before quoting François Mitterrand: "When one believes that something is right, it keeps the neck stiff" (sic).

"Go vote!"

If she has admitted to being "very hesitant" before standing for re-election Martine Aubry has swept away his doubts. "When I saw the virus and what we did during the containment, the déconfinement, and what happens, I told myself that I had done well because he will have to take the shock", she warned.

For these last days of the campaign, the mayor wants to convince the voters of the first round (more than 67 %) to go to the polls Sunday. As everywhere in France, many voters had decided not to move last march 15 because of the Covid-19. "I tell them clearly all the health measures are there, the virus fades away even if it should continue to be cautious and so go and vote!", has asked the mayor of Lille convinced of the reservoir of votes that represent the non-voters. A defeat on Sunday will cause it to exit the policy? Unequivocal answer: "I don't put myself in that assumption."

The editorial team conseilleLes 7 questions asked on the municipalesMunicipales: in Lille, the left will leave it united?SujetsMartine AubryStéphane BallyLilleMunicipalesCovid-19Talk The Figaro6 commentairesF in Ecossele 22/06/2020 19:56

local taxes... Champion of the world....yet one who believes that it is essential....

anonymele 22/06/2020 19:53

Not that Lille Madame, not that of Lille. All France knows what she owes you in jobs lost thanks to your 35 Hours.... The whole of France, and even Abroad where your idea led to so many laughs and created so many jobs off-shored.

phidel13le 22/06/2020 19:48

It is not in question,but the neighborhoods to the south (Mills in particular) and the east (Fives) ,of the centre, have seen their population change completely in 30 years,only the bohemians of the old Lille and Esquermes can bring votes to the traditional parties. The "green" cover a wider spectrum ,from the left of the PS to the far left as well as clannish. In 40 years, the popular classes of the toiling have almost disappeared and the electorate PS PC with...

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