Until the last moment, Jeanne Barseghian, the head of the list EE-LV and PC, which with 27,87% turned into lead on the first lap, and Catherine Trautmann, a former socialist minister, arrived 3rd with a 19,77%, discussed foot to foot. A few minutes apart, this Tuesday, both of which have announced their break-up. This has resulted in a genuine coup de théâtre at their competitors. In less than two hours, Alain Fontanel (LREM) who went ahead of Trautmann of 40 votes, and Jean-Philippe Vetter (LR), arrived 4th with 18,26%, were found to deposit in extremis a single list.
" The contact was re-established between 16h15 and 16h30, at the time of the press conference of Catherine Trautmann. The agreement has established itself as a highlight. We could not run the risk of leaving Strasbourg and the Eurometropolis in the hands of the Greens, " said a close friend of Alain Fontanel. "We would not be forgiven not to do everything to prevent the ecologists and the extreme-left to take power. As they are a hundred leagues of the German Greens, " says one of his colistiers of Jean-Philippe Vetter.
According to sources converging, Fontanel as Vetter had considered each one an alliance on the evening of the first round. Without open discussions. And then the health crisis helping, they had evolved, the 1st deputy, hoping to an agreement with Catherine Trautmann. That was not done. Until noon, the two teams, one around LREM, Act on, and the MoDem, and the other around the right and centre, thought that they would have an agreement Barseghian-Trautmann. If he had realized it, they left little margin to manoeuvre.
The impossibility of an alliance with the left has led them to revise their strategy. Exit the square. "They discussed the main principles of the program," says a participant in this meeting. Both had insisted in recent days on the need to revive the economy, to conduct an environmental and social policy. "This is made all the more simply and naturally that they were not prisoners of a device," said our interlocutor.
Specifically, the list of Alain Fontanel absorbs - at parity - that of Jean-Philippe Vetter, who finds himself in 3rd position. A reshuffle that has not posed a problem to the right, but that would have led four or five colistiers of Fontanel to throw in the sponge. It remains to convince the voters of the locals. The tandem Fontanel-Vetter is assured of the support of the outgoing mayor, Roland Ries, and his best enemy, the former mayor Fabienne Keller became vice-president to Act.PS and EELV leave separated
Was left, therefore, the two candidates are not heard. "There can be no agreement without reciprocity. And without support from the top of the list in my regard, " said Trautmann, the first to react. Denouncing the "hostile climate" installed by the competitor team, refusing to be a " force booster ", it was recognized that the negotiations broke down, and on governance, and on "the social contract, economic and ecological" to propose to the voters.
late Monday evening, the negotiators had already left on a admission of failure. Since the evening of the first round, Catherine Trautmann, vice-president of the Eurometropolis, claimed the presidency of the agglomeration, which holds the main levers. A post that Jeanne Barseghian was reserved for the mayor ecologist Schiltigheim, Danielle Dambach, who was elected in the first round. Beyond the sharing of responsibilities, there is also going to be the future vision of Strasbourg. Catherine Trautmann wanted to " review the project in terms of the health crisis contains the seed of an economic and social crisis without precedent ".
"real differences of substance emerged on the issues of road infrastructure, accessibility, sharing of public space, as well as investments necessary for the ecological transformation of the city," agreed Jeanne Barseghian, amazed that, for socialists, "only mattered to impose the presidency of Trautmann to the metropolis, "" We therefore take note of this new situation, at the start of a campaign for the second round a completely new ", she added, probably surprised by a scenario not written For the first time since 2008, there will be no agreement on the left...The editorial team conseilleMunicipales: in Strasbourg, a poker game menteurMunicipales : Lyon, Grenoble, Strasbourg... These cities where the Greens end up in tête1 commentairevert10le 02/06/2020 17:30
in Nîmes ..
at the top of the list supported by EELV France and insubordinate, Daniel Richard announced that it was merging with the candidate supported by LREM, ex-Republicans. From civil society, Daniel Richard was led in the first round the list of common EELV, France insubordinate and the socialist Party. His decision to join the former Republican Yann Lachaud, supported by LREM, is considered "a betrayal" by many of his colistiers. The city's mayor Jean-Paul Fournier (LR) arrived well ahead of the first round. It will be the big favorite of the probably quadrangular in the second round. a
To the former head of the NGO WWF and patron of the company, Souleiado, his choice is "the only chance to see the city bring to the Nîmoises and nîmes inhabitants a practical response in the face of climate change and the global crisis". He believes that "ecology does not have to be trapped in a straitjacket of policy". His decision is a foot against the left parties who wanted to ally themselves with the communists. [...]
In a press release co-signed by EELV, the socialist Party, France insubordinate, the Left republican and socialist, the radical Party of the left, the Movement of Citizens, Magna Nimes, Nimes Simply, Catherine Bernié-Boissard and Franck Medina, its partners, howl at " the betrayal ".