The mayor of Grenoble will not be the only first magistrate ecologist of a city of more than 100,000 inhabitants. The second round of these elections, with victories of the Greens Europe ecology in Lyon, Bordeaux or Strasbourg, is part of a momentum ecological Emmanuel Macron will not be able to ignore.
Anne Hidalgo elected as no surprise that the mayor of Paris after its alliance with the ecologist David Belliard, it is on the side of the province that all eyes were turned. The Greens would be able to take cities such as Lyon ?
Double blow to Lyon
Better than this for the environmentalists on the side of the capital of the Gauls ! While in the ninth sector, the outgoing mayor and former interior minister Gérard Collomb took literally the broth in the face of the young engineer, 28-year-old Camille Augey, the victory of the list EELV (allied with the PS, the PCF and BIA) emerged quickly. It was large.
With more than 52 % of the vote Grégory Doucet, age 46, will be the new mayor of Lyon. And the move is double as a bit later in the evening, it is the environmentalist Bruno Bernard, who announced his victory to the metropolis of Lyon in the face of the current president David Kimelfed and the Republican François-Noël Buffet, supported by Gérard Collomb. This is a page that turns to Lyon, but the city of light an exception.
Coup de théâtre in Bordeaux
The huge surprise came from Bordeaux, a city traditionally of the right, which turns green in the face with a front LR-LREM. Very established in the local life, Stone Hurmic has, against all expectations, defeated the dauphin of Alain Juppe and mayor since the departure of the latter for the constitutional council, Nicolas Florian. The ecologist at the head of an alliance of the left was ultimately not affected by the retention of Philippe Poutou.
Has Strasbourg the games were very far from the facts, in a triangle between EELV, the PS of Catherine Trautmann and the LREM (allied to the right) Alain Fontanel. The new mayor is called Jeanne Barseghian, she is 39 years old and his face was virtually unknown to the general public before she took the head of the list ” Strasbourg eco-friendly and citizen “.
Purposes of rule
It is a characteristic of many of these elected officials environmentalists : they embody a political renewal notice by the member of the european parliament EELV David Cormand on the plateau of France Info :
And at Poitiers, the ecologist Léonore Moncond’Huy has left the outgoing mayor Alain Claeys ten points behind it (44 % vs. 34%) and the candidate LREM Anthony Brottier even further (22%). Mayor since 2008, the hitchhiker’s guide to the political left his place to a young woman of 30 years old.
Has Laps, Emmanuel Denis, 49 years old, was not born the last rain policy. This local figure has assembled a broad alliance to win his bet : to beat the mayor radical Christophe Bouchet
Other mayor beaten by a candidate, environmentalist (but not EELV), Jean-Luc Rigaut (UDI) to Annecy. And again, this is a surprise. Despite its alliance with the member LREM dissenting Frédérique Lardet, he gives up his chair to Francis Astorg with… 27 voice of the gap.
Other wins green were most expected. Has Besançon, Anne Vignot, 40 years old, up to then a municipal councillor of opposition, has actually won the bet.
Lille : the wind of the shot
In the beginning of election night, the thunder had come from Lille, where pollsters predicted the victory of Stéphane Baly face to Martine Aubry. The mayor finally proved to be unbeaten after three mandates for 227 votes !
Speaking after the announcement of the results, Martine Aubry has not failed to notice :
It must be said that yesterday evening, many of the tenors of the policy, and members of the government interviewed on the tv shows, were animated by an ecological fiber, oblivious of the passage of the alliances, sometimes against nature, tied to ” dam ” the candidate EELV.
After the green wave in these elections, one thing is for sure : this Monday, the members of the ‘Convention’ for the climate will arrive in force before the president of the Republic, with probably more weight for their 149 proposals.