A twist, one more in the Marseille municipal campaign. The verdict of the ballot boxes may have been made on Saturday, finally crowning Michel Rubirola, the election is experiencing a new episode in the judicial field. A second investigation was opened into "dubious powers of attorney" during the municipal elections in Marseille, in the sector won by former PS senator Samia Ghali.
Within the framework of this investigation, carried out by the parquet floor, “several police officers of the police station of the northern sector were heard Monday, to determine who stamped these dubious proxies”, the same source said, confirming information from La Provence and the online information site Le Media. This investigation was opened following "several reports", it added the same source. According to La Provence, these powers of attorney were to benefit Ms. Ghali. "No one at home has ever been questioned on this subject," it was said in the entourage of the ex-PS senator.
The 8th sector gave rise to a tense triangular in the second round, the senator Samia Ghali, victorious since 2008 in these popular districts of the north of the city, having had to face the National Rally but also a list of the Marseilles Spring, the broad alliance of left who won the election for the central town hall on Saturday with the ecologist Michèle Rubirola.
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Ms. Ghali finally won, winning eight seats of municipal councilors who proved essential for the election of Ms. Rubirola to the post held for 25 years by Jean-Claude Gaudin.
A first investigation on the LR side
A first preliminary investigation had been opened in mid-June by the Marseille prosecutor's office into possible proxy fraud by elected officials, activists and LR candidates in Marseille.
This investigation into possible "fraudulent maneuvers" and "forgery and uses of forgery" had been opened after revelations from France 2 and the weekly Marianne on "simplified proxies" proposed in particular by a elected LR as well as by a running mate. Martine Vassal.
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This first investigation, into questionable powers of attorney in the 4th and 6th sectors, where the mayor LR Julien Ravier was re-elected to him, was then extended to suspicions around the vote of residents of a Ehpad in the 6th sector.
According to several relatives of residents, on France 2, powers of attorney had been established in the name of their elderly parents, sometimes suffering from a disease like Alzheimer's, and without their knowledge. Among the agents designated out of the fifty or so proxies in this Ehpad, several were close to Julien Ravier, including his campaign manager.