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Philippe Laurent, maire de Sceaux, et David Lisnard, canddats à la présidence de l'Association des maires de France (AMF) le 16 novembre 2021 à Paris © Ludovic Marin Philippe Laurent, Mayor of Seals, and David Lisnard, Candadats to the Presidency of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF) The November 16, 2021 in Paris

The more than 34,000 members of the Influential Mayor Association of France (AMF) referred to the new president on Wednesday, between two candidates who oppose the line to be held in front of Emmanuel Macron. The head of state will receive in the wake thousand elected officials at the Elysee.

The vote, which started by Internet on Tuesday at the end of the afternoon soon after the opening of the 103rd Congress of the AMF, ends on Wednesday at 15:00 for a result unveiled shortly after.

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It has more uncertainties than in the past, mayors can be expressed remotely, unlike previous polls.

François Baroin, the outgoing President and Mayor LR of Troyes, announced at the end of August that he would not brighed third term. He immediately adroved David Lisnard, of the same party and mayor of Cannes, as well as Vice-President of the AMF.

This support had displeased the Secretary General of the AMF, Philippe Laurent, Mayor Udi of Seals, in the Paris region, which then launched in the race.

Beyond the personality of the two contenders, these are two opposing ways to apprehend relations with Emmanuel Macron who compete: Mr. Lisnard, well anchored on the right, is the guarantor of "the independent DNA" of The AMF that characterized Mr. Baroin's seven mandate years, while Mr. Laurent is more willing to dialogue with the executive.

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In his speech Tuesday in front of the mayors, Mr. Laurent defended an "AMF that is for or against anyone and who has a single compass: the cause of mayors". "I will not take a position for any presidential candidate," he said.

For his part, Mr. Lisnard insisted on the "independence of the power of any power". "The AMF does not have to be grabbed by a clan," he said.

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The supposed proximity of its competitor with the Elysee is the main angle of attack of the mayor of Cannes. He received the support of the extreme right polemicist Eric Zemmour who believes that a victory of Philippe Laurent would transform the AMF into "branch of the Élysée".

The mayor of seals defends vigorously and the executive also: "We are strictly for nothing in decision-making and in the triggering of Mr. Laurent's candidacy," says AFP a government source.

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"If Lishard wins, LR will try to present it as a defeat for Emmanuel Macron", Analysis with AFP a majority framework that believes that the mayor of Cannes "has enough to do 70%" since there is A "mobilization like never from the LR device".

remains that the election at the head of the AMF also created swirls within LR. The President of the Paca Renaud Muselier region called on the mayors of his region to vote for Mr. Laurent, launching a heavy burden on Mr. Lisnard, "nestled in his palace of festivals", "from the top of his red carpet", then that it is the same party and the same region.

"POLITICAL VENGEANCE" AND "CARICATURE NAUSEABOND" of Cannes, has castigated the leader of the members LR Damien Abad.

The candidate for Inauguration LR Eric Ciotti, very close to Mr. Lisnard, pleaded for an "automatic exclusion of the Macronier Muselier infiltrated".

This election intervenes at the end of a quinquennate marked by strong tensions between the executive and the mayors.

Shortly after his arrival at the Elysee, while he had announced the removal of the housing tax, Emmanuel Macron had been whistled at his first intervention at the AMF Congress.

The #BalancetonMaire hashtag, launched a year later on social networks by Macronia to denounce the elected officials who had increased the housing tax, also remained across the throat of many elected officials.

At the end of the vote, the President of the Republic will receive at the Elysee a little more than a thousand mayors during a "rather informal reception" and without speech, according to the presidency.

The head of state will then speak Thursday afternoon in front of them at the closing of the Congress. According to the Elysée, "he will thank the mayors for their action during the epidemic" and "insist on the accompaniment of local authorities since the beginning of the five-year.

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