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Bordeaux: the opposition threatens to boycott the next city council, postponed because of the strike


Because of the March 7 strike, Pierre Hurmic decided to postpone the municipal council scheduled for the same day by 24 hours, so as not to risk a “last minute cancellation”, to the chagrin of his opponents.

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Some people don't like having their schedule upset.

The two main opposition groups in Bordeaux are joining forces against the environmentalist mayor Pierre Hurmic, to ask him to maintain the initial date of the next city council, March 7, at the same time as the day of national strike against the pension reform .

In a letter to elected officials dated February 22, Pierre Hurmic tells them that this session will be postponed for 24 hours, in order to avoid "

any risk of last-minute cancellation

", because of a mobilization "

likely to be particularly strong

” and which exposes “

to risks of disruption the good performance

” of this meeting.

In a response letter addressed to Pierre Hurmic, two opposition elected officials, Nicolas Florian, former mayor of Bordeaux (Les Républicains) and president of the opposition group Bordeaux Ensemble, and Thomas Cazenave, deputy (Renaissance) of Gironde and president of Renouveau Bordeaux, protest in unison at this postponement.


You did not even consider it useful to modify this date in consultation with the presidents of the opposition groups

", deplore the two opponents, who see in "

this last minute change

" a desire to "

serve the comfort

" of the municipal majority.

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We are surprised that the calendar of social mobilization dictates the calendar of the political authorities of the City of Bordeaux

", they write, explaining to the mayor that he cannot accept a postponement "

only justified by [his] militant agenda


The elected officials are even trying to impose a showdown on the city's first magistrate: "

We will not participate in the debates if you decide to keep them on the date of March 8

", they explain, asking if the date of March 7 March does appear to be “

rigorously impossible

” for another to be chosen, but with the group presidents.

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This city council is also eagerly awaited.

It is during this session that the city's budget orientation report will be examined, which notably provides for an increase in the property tax of 4.53% in 2023 for Bordeaux owners, in order to meet the costs of inflation and rising energy prices.

The last meeting of the municipal council, on January 31, was also scheduled for the same day as a demonstration against the pension reform.

Shifting the council by only one hour, Pierre Hurmic decided to organize a debate on pension reform, in which these two opposition groups refused to participate.

Source: lefigaro

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