Rumors roared, they are confirmed. Michèle Rubirola, elected on July 4 to lead Marseille, called a meeting of her majority on Tuesday to leave the mayor’s chair, according to information from France Inter confirmed by the Parisian. His first assistant Benoit Payan would be ready to take his place. And Michèle Rubirola would become 1 st assistant.
The one who is still mayor must speak at 4 p.m. on Tuesday from the Town Hall, announces a press release.
His next resignation is a thunderclap, his election six months ago to succeed Jean-Claude Gaudin had been just as much. After a municipal campaign with twists and turns, Michèle Rubirola had won the victory at the head of the Marseille Spring – a left-wing coalition bringing together, without the official agreement of all the parties, environmentalists, socialists, communists, rebellious and representatives of society civil.
Muselier: “She is the first victim of the Marseille Spring”
Doctor, Michèle Rubirola had since admitted having difficulty on a personal level to fit into the clothes of the first city councilor of Marseille. It was also hard because she was not used to political games, never easy on the Old Port.
Last September, she asked Benoit Payan to act as interim after having undergone surgery.
“Michèle Rubirola is the first victim of the Marseillais Spring”, has already reacted Renaud Muselier, LR president of the Paca region, believing that she was “devoured by his majority”. According to him, the Marseillais who voted for her “will feel cheated and deceived today”.
At the start of the campaign, last January, the Socialist had given up running for mayor of Marseille and proposed to Michèle Rubirola to take the head of the list. To be elected by the city council after the two rounds of the elections, she had also had to conduct close discussions with the former socialist Samia Ghali. She had given him her indispensable support only after a long suspense.
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