Four months after the second round of municipal elections and the re-election of Anne Hidalgo, relations were again strained between the mayor of Paris and several members of the executive. In question: the repeated requests of the councilor to reopen the bookstores of the capital despite the reconfinement. On Monday again, she wrote a letter to Emmanuel Macron, co-signed by academician Erik Orsenna and television presenter François Busnel.
Tuesday morning, beyond the quack on the erroneous announcement of an upcoming curfew on Paris and its region denied by Matignon, the government spokesman, questioned on BFMTV, sharply criticized the mayor of Paris, the calling for “to have a little responsibility” in the face of the health crisis. “I traded yesterday (Editor’s note: Monday) with caregivers from Parisian hospitals, they were for the most part stunned by Anne Hidalgo’s attitude in recent days, ”lamented Gabriel Attal.
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At the same time, on RTL, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, also pointed out the attitude of the mayor of Paris. “When we put in place the curfew in Paris she says I want to save my White Night, when we set up containment, she says we must save the traders, the sports halls. We want to save the Parisians and the French, ”he tackled. Another minister goes further. “My arms are falling over me: Anne Hidalgo is unconscious of the state of the health situation. The more exceptions we open, the later the return to normal will be, ”he warns.
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Beyond the question of businesses, the executive has not tasted the criticisms of the mayor on his strategy. “It would undoubtedly have been possible to do differently”, she had estimated Thursday, only a few hours after the announcement of the reconfinement, stressing to want to work as of now on the next deconfinement. “I will not let what happened between mid-May and mid-September happen again: the circulation of the virus without control, an embolized screening system, a public health response that was not carried out. height, ”she warned, coming back up.
Still, at the Town Hall, these dive attacks by the executive go badly. “This shows a certain feverishness within the government,” judges his first deputy, Emmanuel Grégoire. For Senator PS Rémi Féraud, president of the Paris en Commun group at the Paris Council, “it feels like coming back in February, in the middle of the municipal campaign: every time the government is in difficulty, it attacks Anne Hidalgo. It is a Pavlovian reflex. “
Concerted questioning, according to this other close to Anne Hidalgo. “If they hit so hard, it’s not a coincidence,” he said. The mayor of Paris has a very strong media power and, by attacking her, it is a way of responding to all the mayors who dispute their containment measures. “Should we also see a desire to target the one who now assumes wanting to play a role in the presidential election in 2022? “It looks a lot like it,” says Rémi Féraud.
However, the mayor’s entourage ensures that they are working in harmony with the government, reducing “a very limited and very temporary heat stroke”. Thursday morning, Matignon immediately phoned the Town Hall after the intervention of his spokesperson to deny his comments on the curfew and avoid escalation. “With Jean Castex, the current goes well, and the mayor has a real esteem for Olivier Véran, ensures this close to Hidalgo. She does not agree on everything but she will never take decisions going against what the government advocates. “
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr