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Strasbourg goes green, ecologist Jeanne Barseghian elected mayor

Jeanne Barseghian wins the municipal election in Strasbourg with 42.5% of the vote. The environmental candidate is ahead of Alain Fontanel 34.3% (LREM-LR) and the socialist Catherine Trautmann with 23.2%Jeanne Barseghian, EELV candidate for the 2020 municipal elections in Strasbourg. June 18, 2020. - G. Varela / 20 Minutes

  • Surprise from the 1st round, where she came first, Jeanne Barseghian confirmed by obtaining 42.5% of the votes cast, Sunday. The ecologist is elected mayor of Strasbourg.
  • It is ahead of the lists of candidate LREM Alain Fontanel who had merged with candidate LR Philippe Vetter and the PS list of Catherine Trautmann.
  • Allied with the PS, during the last two terms, the Greens take the reins of the Alsatian capital for the first time.

Green light for Jeanne Barseghian. The EELV candidate in Strasbourg. Arriving largely in the lead during the first round of municipal elections with nearly 28% of the vote, the 39-year-old candidate confirmed this breakthrough by collecting 42.5% of the votes in the 2nd round according to first estimates. It is ahead of Alain Fontanel's LREM-LR list (34.3%) and the socialist Catherine Trautmann 23.2%. A revolution because it is the first time that the Alsatian capital falls will be directed by the ecologists, them who have been allies of the outgoing mayor Roland Ries during the last two mandates.

This victory resonates all the more strongly since the “poker coup” alliance attempted by the walkers and the Republicans in the second round, represented on paper almost 38% of the votes. While at the same time, the environmental candidate got angry all red with the PS of Catherine Trautmann and decided to go it alone ...