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Covid-19: Olivier Véran provokes a sling among local elected officials


The announcements made by the Minister of Health sparked an uproar in the Bouches-du-Rhône after the decision to close bars and restaurants.

Notice of strong mistral blow over the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis!

The decision to close bars and restaurants, announced Wednesday evening by the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, raised a wave of incomprehension among the elected Provençal.

The day after the minister's statements, the main local political figures were hard at work to try to correct the fire imposed by the government and limit the impact of the measures.

The representatives of local authorities felt despised by a lack of consultation which they considered all the more surprising that the Prime Minister, Jean Castex (invited on France 2 Thursday evening), did not stop insisting on the importance the link with the regions and consultation.

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The elected officials of Bouches-du-Rhône also experience these announcements as a cold shower.

Renaud Muselier, the president of the Paca region, was still very upset against Olivier Véran Thursday morning, the day after the lively exchange he had with the minister.

Muselier told him all the bad things he thought about his method and the economic consequences of his decision.

These tensions were illustrated by a real pass of arms on social networks with Véran.

At the end of the afternoon, the president of Paca even announced on Twitter the filing of a

“summary appeal against the prefectural decree, with restaurateurs and cafetiers directly affected by the measures announced.

Together, we will demonstrate tomorrow morning before the Marseille Commercial Court ”


# COVID19 As of tomorrow, we will file an appeal for interim relief against the prefectural decree, with restaurateurs and cafetiers directly affected by the measures announced.

Together, we will demonstrate tomorrow morning before the Commercial Court of Marseille.

- Renaud Muselier (@RenaudMuselier) September 24, 2020

Michèle Rubirola, the mayor of Marseille, expressed her


by affirming that she had not been


and denounced an unfounded decision.

“Nothing in the health situation justifies this announcement.

I do not accept that the Marseillais are victims of political decisions that no one can understand, ”

protested the elected.

Stung, the minister responded publicly on Twitter by invoking the protection of Marseillais and

"very degraded health indicators"


Then, he specified that he had previously spoken with the first assistant of Ms. Rubirola, as with Renaud Muselier.

But far from calming the spirits, the minister blew on the embers.

"Confidence crisis"

Benoît Payan, the first deputy in question, accused him of losing

"the sense of reality

" before asserting in turn that he was himself at the initiative of the exchange with Olivier Véran.

Payan also asked for a ten-day delay before the new measures are applied.

As for Renaud Muselier, his reaction was scathing:

“A phone call is not a consultation, when the call is made at 6.30 pm for an intervention at 7 pm, in a rush.

This decision is unilateral, inappropriate and unfair!

You think you are brave, in fact you lose your temper. ”

To top it off, the Association of Mayors of France warned the government, considering that this

"authoritarian, solitary and uncoordinated method"


"in it a risk of adding to the health crisis a crisis of confidence"


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The Minister of Health justified his method in the Senate Thursday morning, where he was heard as part of the Covid commission of inquiry.

“To consult does not necessarily mean to come to an agreement, at some point the principle of responsibility must prevail,”

he pleaded.

Senator (PS) Michelle Meunier, vice-president of the social affairs committee, nevertheless underlined the risk of seeing

"a good part of the French"

not to adhere


to the barrier gestures.

She pointed out this concern by evoking the appeal of Nicolas Bedos launched on Instagram in which the actor encourages people to stop masks and confinements.

Maryse Joissains, the mayor of Aix-en-Provence, also fears a revolt against the new restrictions.

Moreover, it is to avoid a professional insurrection that Martine Vassal, president of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis, had to bring together many elected officials, Thursday evening, including 92 mayors, in the hope of having a principle of differentiation accepted. geographical.

But for Véran, hostile reactions should not dictate his health policy.

"We cannot force people to take care of themselves in spite of themselves, but we can force people to take care of others in spite of themselves"

, he maintained before the senators.

Not sure that such an argument, whether ministerial or medical, is enough to calm a sling of local elected officials more and more allergic to uncoordinated restrictions.

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Source: lefigaro

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