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Municipal: a month of brand new campaign

Conduct campaign in a France still marked by the containment and the health crisis of sars coronavirus: the operation promises to be unprecedented for thousands of candidates to municipal candidates. Because of the endurance required, first. The prime minister, Édouard Philippe, announced on 22 may that the second round would take place on the 28th of June. The teams of the contenders to the town councils have a month to revive the electoral machine. Because of the safety instructions, then. Each team must adapt, leave to amend in-depth the campaign. In the streets of commons, the protection masks are required on the faces of the candidates, deprived of a public meeting - any gathering of more than ten people rest, for the time being, forbidden.

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In le Havre (Seine-Maritime), the communist Jean-Paul Lecoq is no longer without protection. "I wear my mask all the time, and complies with the distances. Each time, I meet with between five and six persons, not more", assures the candidate that comes second in the first round (35,87 %), behind the prime minister (43,59 %). Edward Philip referred to the"inventiveness" of the campaign teams to campaign otherwise? His competitor takes his word for it. "Instead of going door-to-door, you could go door-to-garden or speaking in front of buildings...", imagine-t-he, while asking to multiply by three the number of election boards in the city. "We are still waiting to see what will be possible or not depending of the evolution of the situation..."

The containment has been turning at full speed, the social networks in my local community. The link is different, but simpler, more direct

Clement Menet, the mayor (various right) of Vic-en-Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrenees)

In the capital, the team of the candidate (The Republicans, LR) Rachida Dati account to favour the traditional method of the telephone call massive of voters targeted. A "phoning" made possible, at Paris, for consultation in the prefecture of the records of actual voters to know the identity of abstainers. "We then crossed this information with our files of members so you know who to call precisely", detailed Wednesday on France 24 Agnes Evren, the head of the list LR in the 15th arrondissement, fearing a failure to act "worse" than in the first round (57 % of enrollees in Paris). The weeks of the campaign will thus play out at the end of the wire. "We're calling voters one by one to convince them to go vote or to make a power of attorney if they were scared to move," added the candidate.

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In the smaller municipalities, heads of list are already preparing to give up an essential place of campaign, preferred to large public meetings: the market, its handshakes with the locals, his squabble with competitors. "This time, I did not make a campaign", regrets ahead of Clement Menet, the mayor (various right) of Vic-en-Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrénées). His town of 5,000 inhabitants is expected to see reappear his five election boards removed at the beginning of the confinement. The rest of the campaign is expected to deploy in line. "The containment has been turning at full speed, the social networks in my local community," explains the mayor, who has continued to communicate via Facebook during the crisis. "The link is different, but simpler, more direct. The inhabitants had not the habit of using it to address me, they have taken ."

see also : the Municipal vote, masks, powers of attorney... How will happen in the second round.

other candidates refuse to see the screens take over the direct trade, made in the image of Olivier Falorni, the candidate (various left) arrived in head at the first tower in La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime). "The country is déconfiné, the campaign should not be confined," retorted he. The mp wants to campaign "more on-the-ground" and online, and to "touch the voters... without quite touching them", he smiles. Leaves to go into the markets without a shake of hands. He will not go so far as to organize a public meeting, even if it costs him "emotionally". "We will not have this salt, which is a campaign..."

The editorial team conseilleDevrez you vote for the second round of the municipal?Municipal: Dati takes advantage of the confusion among the Marchers to tighten ranks to droiteSujetsÉdouard PhilippeRachida DatiOlivier FalorniAgnès EvrenCovid-19Municipales 2020Aucun comment

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