The long period of containment will be frozen all the debate, but the campaign is flourishing in the second largest city of France. After 25 years of the reign of Jean-Claude Gaudin on the phocean city, the election remains very uncertain, and all shots are allowed.
Who will be the next conceiving of Marseille? If you might be to query the inhabitants of marseilles in the street, opinions are sometimes grandiloquents, often embarrassed, but nobody is still able to have a good prognosis even if recent surveys give a significant lead to Michèle Rubirola, the candidate of the left in the process of delight that bastion of the right republican for the past 25 years.
The twilight of the reign Gaudin does not augur nothing good for Martine Vassal, the candidate of the UMP party, heir-designate, entangled in a case of suspicion of fraud to the voting proxy. The momentum is on the side of the Spring in marseille this political entity created ex-nihilo on the model of the Podemos Spanish.
Michèle Rubirola, 63 years of age, doctor has federated around his candidacy a hodgepodge of movements of the left and environmentalists. In its flagship measures, the support to the early childhood : it promises in particular to invest one billion euros over six years for the construction and renovation of schools. Unknown there are still a few months, it has been also criticized for a supposed sick when she led the campaign and these critics point to his inexperience.
This is not the case of Martine Vassal, 58 years of age, an official candidate of the right republican. To lead the departmental council of the Bouches-du-Rhône for many years the town hall of Marseille remains a goal carefully thought out. In its programme : more police and security for the people of marseille and a flagship project, the extension of the parc Borely down to the sea, to open the coast to Marseille. Active on all fronts, multiplying the travel and the meetings of the marseillais, it intends to reverse the trend.
The candidate LR is hampered by Bruno Gilles, 58 years, (DVD), the senator and the mayor of the 4th, in the campaign for almost two years and refuses to withdraw to its own benefit, eyes wide, even if it evokes today a possible alliance in the 3rd round with the colistiers of Martine Vassal with which it has in common to have been part of the team Gaudin.
Other nominations, that of Stéphane Ravier (49 years old), representative of the National Rally which came in third position in the first round. The current mayor of the 7th sector of Marseille still think being able to create the surprise. Walkers marseille fall behind Yvon Berland, who wears the colours of LREM to these elections.
Samia Ghali, 51-year-old the PS has set up his own movement “Marseille before any” Sébastien Barles, 46 years old, has a program ecologist with his movement Standing in Marseille. The municipal elections marked by a difficult economic situation, with a poverty material, but also by the issues of the development of life, including the question of transport. The traffic chaotic, and the state of the primary schools are dilapidated remains a problem in the second city of France.
The abstention is to be feared in this beginning of summer, it announced a weekend of radiant, which might tempt the people to go to enjoy the sea. The local vote, like Paris and Lyon, is done by sectors, and often plays in the 3rd round. This will take place on July 3 at the first council of the new term.
We asked for France that evening, the three candidates and give the word to Bruno Gilles.
Author(s): Rabah AÏT-HAMADOUCHE for FranceSoir