Minister Gérald Darmanin, elected Saturday mayor of Tourcoing (North), says he was " authorized " by Emmanuel Macron and Edouard Philippe to combine " for a time " these two functions, in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche .
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“ The President of the Republic and the Prime Minister authorized me to be a minister and a candidate. They authorized me, for a time and considering the exceptional circumstances "linked to the Covid-19 epidemic," to exercise these two functions. But without accumulating remuneration: I will not receive the mayor's allowance ”, declares the Minister of Action and Public Accounts.