France's oldest and youngest mayors in election mode

The oldest mayor in France is running for office for a 10th time – at 97.

Marcel Berthomé became maire of Saint-Seurin-sur-l’Isle (Gironde) in 1971, and insists he is not ready to retire yet. He said: “Retirement is a word that is not part of my vocabulary.”

He has plenty of projects for the 3,200 residents of his commune, including creating new housing projects.

He said: “I try ...

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