Marseille elects its first ever female mayor

Michèle Rubirola is the first woman to wear the tricolore sash in Marseille. Marseille has elected its first ever female mayor Michèle Rubirola
Michèle Rubirola, a doctor, is the first female mayor ever of Marseille, and the first left-wing leader in 25 years

Marseille has elected its first female mayor, Michèle Rubirola, who is also the first left-wing and green-focused leader the city has had in 25 years. Already, she has called for “a greener city” and an “end to nepotism”.

Ms Rubirola, of the Printemps Marseillais (PM) party was elected on Saturday July 4, with a majority of 51, beating opponents Samia Ghali (ex-Parti Socialiste, PS), and Guy Tessier (Les Républicains, LR).

She is the first female mayor of Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône, ‎Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), and the first left-wing leader to take the role after Jean-Claude ...

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