"I didn't know that a neighborhood president needed to cease all his actions whereas he was within the area …" For the previous few weeks, Martine Vassal has been irritated by the questions that evoke the interference between her standing as candidate for municipal elections in Marseille and her duties as President Les Républicains (LR) of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan space (AMP) and the Bouches division. -du-Rhône (CD 13).
“I don't combine genres. For those who separate issues, there isn’t any drawback. After all, some folks attempt to chew your ankles. They’re anxious and I perceive them ”, was aggravated, Friday, February 14, the top of checklist LR by presenting his 300 working mate.
The day earlier than, the candidate Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV), Sébastien Barles, threatened to file a grievance in opposition to his opponent for "Violation of the electoral code and equity between candidates". "Martine Vassal is nearly ineligible", assures the ecologist, evoking "A bunch of clues" collected by his groups.
The pinnacle of the Nationwide Rally (RN) checklist, Stéphane Ravier, wrote to the double president asking “The checklist of hires made within the two communities since 1st September (2019) ". A listing which, cynically explains Senator RN, would permit him to "Reassure all those that suspect a attainable recourse to hiring of comfort". Senator Bruno Gilles, ex-LR, now a candidate with out a label, accuses him, Mme Vassal of "Marketing campaign on public funds".
"Leviathan within the countryside"
Little recognized nationally, Martine Vassal, 57, crushes together with his political weight the ten candidates for the succession of Jean-Claude Gaudin. By combining the presidency of the Bouches-du-Rhône division, conquered in 2015, and that of the metropolis, ceded by Mr. Gaudin in 2017, she manages a funds of greater than 5 billion euros per yr and almost 15,000 staff . "That is the primary time that a candidate has chaired two communities, whereas being supported by the third, the city corridor of Marseille", alerts Sébastien Barles, for whom Mme Vassal is a "Leviathan within the countryside".
On the bottom, Martine Vassal is aware of use all the facility of the communities she manages. Official communication has enabled it to make up for its notoriety deficit and, for the previous few months, nobody has been capable of keep away from the work launched by AMP and financed by the CD 13.