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Lyon: who is Fabienne Buccio, the new prefect of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes?


Fabienne Buccio, current prefect of New Aquitaine, has just been appointed prefect of the Rhône and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. She replaces Pascal Mailhos, leaving for the Élysée.

Le Figaro Lyon

Fabienne Buccio, 63, the new prefect of the Rhône and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, is unanimously described as someone "



By her career in particular: that of the daughter of a house painter father and a housekeeper mother, who stands out in the high civil service, where the posts of prefect are most often devolved to the enarques.

She therefore did not do the ENA, but the Regional Institute of Administration (IRA) in Lyon following a master's degree in public law.

After several positions as a senior territorial civil servant, she was spotted in 1999 by Jacques Chirac at the prefecture of Corrèze and joined the presidency of the Republic from 2003 to 2007. Five years at the Élysée which enabled her to become prefect of Mayenne, then to Eure,

From the jungle of Calais to the fires of the Arcachon basin

Her experience in Saint-Etienne led her to the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais from 2015 to 2017 where she was, among other things, responsible for managing the jungle of Calais.

An "

atypical prefect occupying the position of the hardest prefect in France

", had then written

Le Point

in 2015. "

She is not afraid to put on her boots to explore the Jungle

", noted at the time the director of an airy center, serving as a place of shelter for women and children on the street.

A jungle where she also did not hesitate to use force to prevent it from spreading too much in the face of the influx of refugees during the migration crisis.

After a stint in Seine-Maritime, she became prefect of Gironde and New Aquitaine on March 27, 2019 following the prefect Didier Lallement, who left for Paris in the midst of the yellow vests crisis.

More than by its management of social protest, it stood out for its conduct of the fires which affected the forests of Gironde during the summer of 2022. An operation carried out masterfully, with very few injuries and material damage , unanimously greeted the authorities on the spot.

In Lyon, as was already the case in Bordeaux, she will be the first woman to hold her position as prefect of the Rhône and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Pascal Mailhos appointed to the Élysée

She succeeds Pascal Mailhos, 64, who remained between Rhône and Saône for four years.

A prefect described as "


" who had to manage the crisis of yellow vests, of Covid-19, but who also participated in the installation of the new ecological majority in the city and in the metropolis in 2020. Reputed to be close to mayor Grégory Doucet at the start of his mandate, he gradually moved away from him over the controversies, in particular that over security in the Guillotière district.


It must be said that we have never seen such a political prefect and who echoes the government's policy locally so much.

“says a political source close to the Greens.

It is precisely within the Élysée Palace that Pascal Mailhos will be responsible for coordinating intelligence and the fight against terrorism with Emmanuel Macron.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-01-12

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