Mayors quit as many have responsibility but no power

Up to 30 mayors in France are resigning before the end of their mandate with many citing the transfer of their powers to the communauté de communes plus cuts in government grants.

About “20-30” mayors are thought to have handed over their blue, white and red sashes with calculations from the national list of mayors showing the number who have quit since 2014 is 55% higher than in the previous six year term.

Mayors play a key role as the council head, as first magistrate responsible for keeping law and order, as state civil officer ...

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