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Christian Estrosi reappointed head of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis




Re-elected Friday with 116 votes out of 130, the mayor LR of Nice said he wanted to emphasize "the environment, source of jobs".



It is anything but a surprise. Christian Estrosi, mayor Les Républicains de Nice since 2008, was renewed on Friday July 10 by a large vote at the head of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis, one of the largest in France with half a million inhabitants.

Reelected with 116 votes out of 130, against eight for Philippe Vardon (National Rally) and six for Juliette Chesnel-Leroux (ecologist), Christian Estrosi spoke of the health and economic crisis linked to the coronavirus epidemic.

Sign that the hatchet is buried with the boss of the LR federation of the department, Eric Ciotti , a vice-presidency was entrusted to the young mayor of Rimplas, Christelle d'Intorni, close to M. Ciotti and one of the few in stand up to Mr. Estrosi, especially on taxes.
On the left, Christian Estrosi has also obtained the support of the veteranist Ladislas Polski (Republican and citizen movement), winner of a LR mayor in La Trinité.
530,000 inhabitants
Accused during the campaign of making Nice a showcase for “boho” travelers dependent on air traffic and too many tourists, a source of pollution, Christian Estrosi said he wanted to focus on “the environment, a source of 'jobs' . "This tourism will be all the more attractive as we will preserve the landscapes which made the reputation of our territory", he affirmed, also announcing a 30% reinforcement of the local agricultural production, historically high but laminated by the real estate promotion.
The Metropolis, thanks to strategic stocks of reinforced masks and gel, can last four months if the Covid-19 epidemic resumes, also said the mayor of Nice.



And tourism, the region's historic force, will be muscled by cultural and sporting events "in all seasons", he assured.

While many events have been canceled by the health crisis, Nice will have its flagship event of the summer, the start of the Tour de France, postponed to August 28  : "A planetary event from which we will exploit all the economic benefits in the short term, medium and long term ”, rejoiced Christian Estrosi.

Bringing together 49 municipalities and with a budget of 1.3 billion euros, the Metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur is the first in France by area and the oldest, established on 1 st  January 2012. It manages the roads ( 2,500 km), waste (383,000 tonnes), wastewater (50 million m 3 ), drinking water (60 million m 3 ) and public transport for 530,000 inhabitants.

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