In Tours, green fever takes over municipal candidates
Twenty thousand new trees, for one; 30,000 for the other.Forty kilometers of additional cycle paths here; five “bike highways” there.But also - all in all - hundreds of family gardens, dozens of urban mini-forests, a hydroelectric production unit, insect hotels, educational farms, tons of organic vegetables in the canteens, don't throw it away! A green fever fell on Tours, in favor of the municipal elections.
The two candidates in the running, the centrist mayor Christophe Bouchet (Radical movement) and the ecologist Emmanuel Denis (Europe-Ecology The Greens), will not have been stingy with eco-responsible proposals throughout a campaign marked by the 'ten point lead obtained by the challenger (35.46%) over the outgoing (25.62%).Bouchet, however, took advantage of the unusual length of the period between the towers (three months) to make an alliance with yesterday's rival, the macronist Benoist Pierre, who came third (12.67%), which leaves him Hope to keep their position.As the second round approaches, the two finalists display a serenity of brass, barely mitigated by the unknown that represents the very low turnout in the first round (32.79%).
Without summarizing it, the campaign will have given everyone the opportunity to claim a form of legitimacy, even supremacy, in matters of environmental protection.pupils, Robin des toits), Mr.Denis is convinced that the 27th city of France (135,000 inhabitants) is ripe to become a “little Grenoble”.He accuses his adversary of having “copied and pasted” part of his proposals and to have "converted to ecology after the European elections" in 2019 (marked by the 13.48% of votes obtained by Yannick Jadot).Bouchet likes to recall that he was one of the first members of Génération écologie in 1990, alongside his mentor Jean-Louis Borloo, and that he has been cycling the streets of Tours since his adolescence.
Posted Date: 2020-07-07