"It's crazy": in an interview in the Sunday Journal
, Renaud Muselier, president The Republicans of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, opposes a candidacy of Martine Vassal in the municipal election in Marseille.
Designated by the outgoing mayor
Renaud Muselier, who supports Bruno Gilles, the rival of Martine Vassal at the investiture LR in Marseille, judges that the president of the department of Bouches-du-Rhone and metropolis Aix-Marseille will be if it presents itself "the natural target of arrows against the disastrous record of Jean-Claude Gaudin ". The outgoing mayor after 25 years in charge of the city has appointed Martine Vassal as his candidate.
Wednesday, Republican President Christian Jacob will meet in Paris the two rivals to try to prevent them from clashing at the polls. Renaud Muselier welcomes this initiative and asks the candidates "the commitment that they will respect the decision of the National Commission of investiture".
"The absolute necessity of the gathering"
The president of the region, former dolphin of Jean-Claude Gaudin, also insists on "the absolute necessity of the gathering of our family.We can not afford to divide in the second city of France". An agreement between Senator Bruno Gilles and Martine Vassal, for Renaud Muselier, "it is possible, necessary and mandatory, I will not let anything do".
He called Martine Vassal to reason, recalling that the departmental council, held by the left since 1905, was a precious conquest of the right: "And its president, Martine Vassal, would give up his mandate to lead the Marseille adventure, without having prepared his successor, stabilized his action, or materialized his results? It's madness. "
Muselier tells the JDD had a "frank" discussion with the mayor of Marseille, he saw this week "for the first time in three years." On the site of the JDD, a platform calling for the candidacy of Martine Vassal to the mayor of Marseille was published Sunday. It is signed by 91 of the 119 LR mayors of the department, but also by personalities like the swimming champion Frederick Bousquet or the designer Ora-ïto.