Monday, July 11, 2016

Legislative: LR candidate to succeed Balkany waives arise – The World

The mayor of Levallois, Patrick Balkany, to  the Assembly in November 2015.

the candidate invested by Republicans (LR) in the parliamentary 2017 in the Hauts-de-Seine, Agnes Pottier-Dumas, did not ultimately present themselves, she said Monday, July 11 Agence France-Presse (AFP), recognizing that it was ineligible.

“the code election is formal and I shall comply. I therefore am not a candidate “, said Ms. Pottier-Dumas, invested in replacement of Patrick Balkany. Current councilor of Levallois-Perret, Mr. Balkany town whose mayor is, it is also advisor to the office of the President of the Ile-de-France, Valérie Pécresse.

But ” cabinet members of President of the Regional Council are ineligible in any constituency in the jurisdiction in which they practice or have held office for less than a year from the election date “, according to the electoral code. Legislative happens in less than a year, on 11 and 18 June 2017.

Invested June 28

First, Agnes Pottier-Dumas said it had handed his resignation orally regional council on May 31 and therefore not be affected by the ban. However, to comply with the rules, his resignation “should have been made by letter, after which a period of eight days is necessary before it becomes effective” , told AFP cabinet M me Pécresse. Moreover, this letter was never sent.

“I thought I was in good faith. Obviously, my resignation was not handed manner consistent therefore could not be accepted in time. I regret “, said the former candidate to the legislative.

Agnes Pottier-Dumas had been invested by Republicans on June 28 after Patrick Balkany had thrown in the towel. The LR deputy mayor of Levallois-Perret, 67, close to Nicolas Sarkozy and four times indicted, had waived the application’s estate, ostensibly to enforce the law against multiple office.

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He then had himself suggested the inauguration committee on behalf of M me Pottier-Dumas, 31, his former parliamentary tied for ten years and municipal councilor in Levallois.


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