David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, Elected President of the Association of Mayors of France

The more than 34,000 members of the influential association of mayors of France on Wednesday appointed their new president, David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes. Voting began online late Tuesday afternoon shortly after the opening of the 103rd AMF Congress.

LR Mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, was elected leader of the influential AMF with almost 60% of the vote face au “Macron compatible“Philippe Laurent. The current vice president and spokesman for the AMF, backed by Republicans and Socialists, David Lisnard obtained 6,913 votes out of 11,577 cast by the more than 34,000 members of the association, declared the Electoral Commission during the 103rd Congress of Mayors held in Paris.

François Baroin, the outgoing president and LR mayor of Troyes, had baptized David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes. This support was dissatisfied with the Secretary General of the AMF, Philippe Laurent, UDI Mayor of Sceaux, in the Paris region, who then initiated the race.

There are two opposing ways to understand the relationship with Emmanuel Macron that collided: David Lisnard, firmly rooted in the right wing, who wants to be the guarantor of “independent DNA” of the AMF, while Philippe Laurent was more willing to enter into dialogue with the executive.

The mayor of Cannes insisted on the need “power dependence whatever it is “.” In particular, AMF must not be monopolized by a clan “, he emphasized.

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The election at the helm of AMF created stir in LR

The President of the PACA Region Renaud Muselier had called to vote for Philippe Laurent launches heavy indictment against David Lisnard, “located in the Palais des Festivals”, “from the top of its red carpet”.

The LR nominee Eric Ciotti, very close to Mr. Lisnard, asked for a “automatic exclusion of the macronistic infiltrator Muselier “.

This election comes at the end of a five-year term marked by strong tensions between the executive board and the mayors. Shortly after his arrival at the Elysee Palace when he announced the abolition of the housing tax, Emmanuel Macron was whistled during his first intervention at the AMF Congress.

At the end of the vote, the President of the Republic will receive in the Elysee a little more than a thousand mayors during a “rather informal reception” and without speech he will, according to the presidency, then speak Thursday after – noon at. in front of them at the end of Congress. According to the Elysee, “he will thank the mayors for their efforts during the epidemic. “ and “insist on supporting local authorities since the beginning of the five-year period“.

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