Seized as a conciliator by the opposition list led by Florian Grill, who believes that the two months of confinement (from March 17 to May 11) prevented him from campaigning properly, the CNOSF considers "judicious to secure this election by carrying out its postponement ”. The opposition list, which proposes a postponement to December 12, threatens to refer the matter to the election judge in the absence of a compromise.
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"This period of confinement, which the Federation cannot deny that it is of an exceptional nature, undeniably obstructed the holding of public meetings and necessarily reduced the electoral audience of the candidates", affirms the CNOSF which relies on the extension of the deadlines expired during this period, the postponement of the municipal elections and the possibility offered to the sports federations to postpone their elections until the end of April 2021. Even if “no statutory provision imposed a priori the neutralization of this pre-electoral period in these circumstances ”, the CNOSF believes that the FFR would derive“ benefits ”from postponing the election.
The opposition demands that the vote take place after the financial general meeting
The opposition claiming that the vote take place after the general financial assembly, the conciliator also wonders "on what appears to be a federal desire not to organize its elective assembly in conjunction with its general financial assembly". President of the Ile-de-France Regional League, Grill had declared himself a candidate in June 2019. Bernard Laporte declared himself a candidate for a second term on July 7.
Laporte, former coach of the XV of France, Secretary of State for Sports and manager of RC Toulon, has been president of the FFR since December 2016. Grill is supported by former internationals Jean-Marc Lhermet, Jean-Claude Skrela, Serge Blanco, Eric Champ, Fabien Pelous, Abdelatif Benazzi and Julien Pierre, all in an eligible position on his list.
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