Audrey Pulvar, Frank Leboeuf… how come the stars in the local elections ?

The municipal elections of 2020 have been marked by a wave of environmentalist, but also, and unfortunately, by a failure to record. Several celebrities were in contention during the second round, among which Audrey Pulvar and Frank Leboeuf. Small stock of their performance.

Audrey Pulvar

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Anne Hidalgo

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While the voters continue to turn away from the “professional politicians”, who serve terms for sometimes decades, and there is still room for other familiar figures. Be it the entertainment world or the media, many celebrities have tried the adventure of universal suffrage for the elections of 2020, of which the second round was held on Sunday 28 June with mixed results. If the fear of the coronavirus has emerged in the polls as the first reason for the abstention exceptional, measured to be near 60%, the symptoms continues to be of concern for the electoral system to which the French show a distrust growing. The Greens have made a remarkable advance in ten cities of over 100,000 inhabitants, leaving to overshadow other mini-events, such as the maintenance of the parties “traditional” such as the Socialist Party and The Republicans in the face of The Republic’s power.

Personalities from all areas

On the side of the celebrities, the former presenter Audrey Pulvar has been elected as councillor of Paris after the victory of the coalition led by Anne Hidalgo, who has held good, despite the headwinds that it has faced during the six years of its mandate. Other political figures are distinguished, such as the Prime minister Edouard Philippe in le Havre, while some applicants that we had talked a lot before the health crisis, have disappointed, in the image of the mathematician Cédric Villani. With 13.2% of the vote, the latter won “only” one seat in the borough council. As regards the footballers, the former player of the Blues, Sidney Govou, has been elected as a municipal councillor in Saint-Didier-Au-Mont-D’or in Auvergne. Frank Leboeuf has not met the same success at Suresnes, where he was on a list of various right.Patrick de Carolis, former president of France Télévisions, has been elected mayor of Arles and Laura Tenoudji has celebrated the victory of her husband, Christian Estrosi, re-elected in Nice. Despite the wind of change brought by the party EELV, the emblematic figures of a number of municipalities have held firm.