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Villeurbanne (Rhône).– And Jean-Paul Bret came out of retirement, at the same time as the sulfurist. On May 12, the historical socialist mayor of Villeurbanne – three terms, from 2001 to 2020 – invited the press to a brasserie to say all the harm he thinks of the candidacy for the legislative elections of the Insoumis Gabriel Amard and those who we’re joining. .
He does it again, on May 31, in a pub on avenue Henri-Barbusse where he officially supports Katia Buisson, in the running for the Radical Left Party (PRG). “This man, taken all over France by his stepfather [Jean-Luc Mélenchon]not much to do here, thunders the former boss of the city. By sending us this candidate from elsewhere, we despise the history of Villeurbanne, its values and its vision. For me, it doesn’t work. »
On paper, the case seems clear. In the 6e Constituency of the Rhone, which corresponds to the borders of Villeurbanne, Jean-Luc Mélenchon collected nearly 38% of the votes during the first round of the presidential election. Emmanuel Macron arrives only 12 points behind. In short, in town 100 years of socialism, the united left can only win the post of deputy and close the macronist parenthesis opened in 2017 by Bruno Bonnell (who does not appear). But so far, nothing has gone as planned…