Local elections in France: the Macron is overwhelmed by the green wave

In the town halls of Lyon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Poitiers, Grenoble, Besancon, and probably Marseille green mayor of a drag. In Paris, the socialist mayor Anne

Local elections in France: the Macron is overwhelmed by the green wave

In the town halls of Lyon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Poitiers, Grenoble, Besancon, and probably Marseille green mayor of a drag. In Paris, the socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo has secured with the promise of a radical shift in Traffic a second term. The desire to be more Green is the most striking result of the unusual runoff round of local elections in France, which had been postponed due to the Corona pandemic for more than three months.

Michaela Wiegel

Political correspondent, based in Paris.

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The "green wave" in the larger cities is only one facet of the desperate search by the French for political renewal. The results of the election from forms, especially the disappointment about President Emmanuel Macrons government party "La République en marche" (LREM). The only "Macron-man", brought a victory, it was Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in the Norman port city of Le Havre. However, the civil Rights abandoned the head of the government has, significantly, never to a membership LREM through rings.

The "cradle" of the Macron movement in Lyon, as well as the former LREM-Voters strongholds in most big cities will in the future be ruled by green embossed on the left alliances. For the rapid loss of confidence of the ruling party, the fate of the LREM-top candidate Agnès Buzyn is in the French capital, is symptomatic. The former Minister of health, succeeded with a result of 16 per cent, not once, in the city Council of Paris to collect. In may of 2017 with a Macron in Paris brought together nearly 90 percent of the voters votes.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 04:20

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