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Bernard, I don't agree that the emergent majority in Marseille is Socialist-led. On the contrary, it seems to be predominantly a bottom-up broad municipalist movement, which has largely outflanked and absorbed both the Socialists and the Greens. But maybe I'm starry eyed.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Sun Jun 28th, 2020 at 04:51:07 PM EST
OK, that was a bit of a shortcut: the union list "Printemps Marseillais" (literally: Marseille's Spring) is much wider than just EELV and the PS: even the PS in Marseille has a strong local accent.

And the main news is that it may end the twenty years of right wing domination in this major city.

by Bernard on Sun Jun 28th, 2020 at 05:31:55 PM EST
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In Marseille, Michèle Rubirola (EELV but heading a large left-wing coalition) is also predicted to win the city hall. Add this to the Green wave sweeping through Lyon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg etc...
by Bernard on Sun Jun 28th, 2020 at 08:26:34 PM EST
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