Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Back to being open Saturday morning

The Mains Tendues group know how to party
Here celebrating just being together, but delighted with the news we can now be open Saturday morning market day.
Note our times.
This week only
Wed. 15 h to 17 h
Frid 15 h to 17 h
Sat 9 to 12
Next week we will be back to normal times
Friday 15 h to 17 h
Sat 9 to 12

Sunday, 5 July 2020

An important political step

Michèle Rubirola, the first woman to be Maire of Marseille 

The new Maire of Marseille 
A Maire to the left and the green party.
The tide is slowly turning
Some good news this morning

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The tide is turning for the Green parties

The second round of local elections 

Candidates from green party Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV) swept to victory in the second round of local elections in cities across France yesterday including Lyon (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), Bordeaux (Nouvelle-Aquitaine), Strasbourg (Grand Est), Besançon (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), Poitiers (Nouvelle-Aquitaine), Annecy (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) and Tours (Centre-Val de Loire).

However, results showed voter turnout in the election was historically low. Only 40-41% of those eligible to vote did so, compared with 62.1% in the last local elections in 2014.

This may be a result of voters being reluctant to go to polling stations in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, despite health and safety measures being in place.

But critics have pointed out that the first round of voting (which took place on March 15, one day before Covid-19 lockdown began) also saw a very low turnout. 

The second round of elections was originally supposed to take place on March 22 but was postponed following confinement in France. 

Green is buzzword for France’s local elections

Taken from the Connexion