Mixed political reactions after the announcement of the second round of municipal elections on June 28
The socialist mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry, leading in the first round, with almost 30% of the vote, took “act of choice of government”. “We will organize the vote in the maximum conditions of security, so that each citizen can speak without fear and with serenity”, she added. Julien Bayou, national secretary of EELV, insisted, for his part, “on the review clause in mid-June: that’s what will determine if we can hold the elections”, he estimated, while asking that masks be provided to voters who do not have one.
For the deputy LFI Eric Coquerel, “The executive takes the risk of repeating the fault of the 1st round of the 2020 municipal elections by fixing the 2nd round on June 28. There is the health risk, but we are also contaminating democracy: organizing an election without the right to hold a real campaign is a dangerous first. “
Right, the LR candidate in the 15th arrondissement and president of the Paris federation, Agnes Evren, saluted “good news”. At the town hall of Paris, Anne Hidalgo’s first assistant, Emmanuel Grégoire, estimate that “if the sanitary conditions are met, and the scientific council will confirm it fifteen days before, this date is a necessary choice, because it will allow a capital democratic restart”.