Unlike many other local elected officials, they believe that Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term has been “favorable to the territories and the municipalities”. More than 600 mayors, including Edouard Philippe, have launched an appeal to support the re-election of Emmanuel Macron as President of the Republic.
In total, 611 Macronist mayors signed the platform published in the JDD. In addition to the former Prime Minister now mayor of Le Havre, Edouard Philippe, Christian Estrosi (Nice), Hubert Falco (Toulon), Christophe Béchu (Angers), Caroline Cayeux (Beauvais), or Olivier Klein (Clichy-sous-Bois, Seine- Saint-Denis), David Valence (Saint-Dié-des-Vosges), Alain Chrétien (Vesoul), Karl Olive (Poissy), Jean-Charles Orsucci (Bonifacio), Sonia Lagarde (Nouméa) or Sandra Trochimara (Cayenne), have called to support Emmanuel Macron.
“To meet the immense challenges which are those of the Nation – reindustrialisation, further opening up of our municipalities, construction of housing, preservation of our landscapes and success of the ecological transition – we need continuity and stability”, write- they.
“The first concrete act of the pre-campaign of candidate Emmanuel Macron”
“For us, local elected officials from France, Corsica and the Overseas Territories, coming from all political stripes and often having no label, the account is there”, continue the authors of support for the President of the Republic which, according to them, “does not pursue any partisan interest (but) is of general interest”. “We simply want to continue the relationship of trust that we have been able to forge with the State in five years,” they add.
“This call is the first concrete act of the pre-campaign of the candidate Emmanuel Macron, at the end of this week in the regions”, commented to AFP a tenor of the majority, while many local elected officials are organized in recent weeks in support committees, at the initiative of the Minister of Overseas Territories, Sébastien Lecornu, and Thierry Solère, a close friend of Emmanuel Macron.
The operation comes a few days after the closure of the congress of the association of mayors of France, regularly hostile to Emmanuel Maron since the start of his five-year term, and where the mayor Les Républicains de Cannes David Lisnard was elected president.