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Classics: The mayor of Épernay Franck Leroy well started to be the future boss of the Grand-Est

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Franck Leroy, lors de l’inauguration du salon Viti Vini, à Épernay, le 11 octobre 2vice022 est désormais le président intérimaire de la Région Grand-Est./Simon Ksiazenicki © Simon Ksiazenicki Franck Leroy, during the inauguration of the Viti Vini show in Épernay, October 11, 2vice022 is now the interim president From the Grand-Est region./simon Ksiazenicki to everyone's surprise, The President of the Regional Council Jean Rottner (LR) announced, Tuesday, December 20, to "leave public life" and to withdraw "from The set of [its] mandates by the end of the year "due to" family imperatives ". Mayor of Mulhouse for seven years, he had taken the presidency of the Grand-Est Regional Council in 2017, following the resignation, already, of Philippe Richert. "It surprised me, but I respect his reasons," says Franck Leroy, the first vice-president delegate for the environment and now an interim president. In politics, we are the object of criticism, even threats. It is even more difficult when you are Alsatian and part of the Alsatians refuse to recognize that the Grand-Est is a territory of great relevance. It was able to weaken his family, he wanted to preserve this intimate framework. "Quickly chosen as a candidate for the presidency by the group of the regional majority" Les Républicains, Centristes et independent ", this 59 -year -old Boulonnais, former UDI, joined, at the very beginning of 2022, the party Horizons and Emmanuel Macron. Support well accepted by the regional majority, according to him. "It has never been a subject with us, our majority has been plural from the start," says Franck Leroy. Less than 12 hours after Jean Rottner's announcement, we had a candidate. It proves that there is esteem, consideration, friendship, whatever the territories and the parties. If he is elected, he will leave his mandate as mayor of Epernay the president of the Grand-Est should resign at the end of December and the 169 regional elected officials will therefore be called to the ballot boxes, "most certainly on January 12 ", According to Franck Leroy who could count on the support of the 94 votes of the majority. If he is elected, he will leave his mandate as mayor of Épernay, but will remain elected to the municipal council and the presidency of Épernay Agglo Champagne. “Épernay will not disappear from my life, quite the contrary. I will always live there because I have my friends there, I know everyone, I love this city and it is from her that I draw my political legitimacy. However, it is not his city of birth. Originally from Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais), Franck Leroy continues his studies of public law at Lille-II University, then in Paris Sorbonne and finally in Sciences-Po Paris. "In April 1987, my father called me for an assistant announcement to the Director General of Services of the Champagne-Ardenne region, whom he had read in the newspaper" Le Point ", recalls the elected official. I joined the cabinet of Bernard Stasi on July 1, 1987 and I never left it. The centrist was then president of the region and became mayor of Épernay in 1990, taking Franck Leroy in his suitcases. He will be the director of cabinet of Bernard Stasi, then his assistant, before taking over in 2000, after his resignation. Franck Leroy was re-elected in 2001, 2008, 2014 and 2020. "It was a course that I had never imagined, I thought I could only do politics in Boulogne-sur-Mer. But I have been in Champagne for 35 years now, it is my region today, says the one who is about to take new regional responsibilities. I will continue to do what I like, unite men and women around good projects for the territory. I like it, I have that in my skin. »»

Jean Rottner leaves the presidency of the Grand Est region .
© Sebastien Bozon Jean Rottner, on June 5, 2021 in Mulhouse Jean Rottner, who had acquired a national audience during the health crisis as a former emergency artist, announced Tuesday , unexpectedly, his imminent departure for "family imperatives" of the presidency of the Grand Est region and "public life" in general. "Family imperatives animate this heavy decision", which is "carefully thought out", said in a statement the former mayor of Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin).

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