MUNICIPAL – In Ris-Orangis in Essonne, voters returned to the polls this Sunday, May 2, the municipal election of March 2020 having been annulled by a judgment of the administrative court rendered on January 25.

At the end of the first round, Stéphane Raffalli (PS) was re-elected mayor of the municipality of 30,000 inhabitants, collecting 55.35% of the vote, reports The Parisian. The turnout remained low at just 30.69%.

“It is the confirmation of the adhesion of the inhabitants to the policy which we lead for years”, commented the councilor. “The actions that we put in place during the health crisis, such as the creation of a factory for the manufacture of masks, the establishment of the general state or the opening of a vaccination center, have played a role in this score. ”

A clearer victory than in 2020

His victory is clearer than last year, where he was also elected in the first round with 50.06% of the vote.

The appeals that led to the cancellation of the 2020 election had been filed by two opponents, Laurent Stillen and Christian-Amar Henni. In particular, they accused him of using the municipal newspaper for electoral propaganda purposes.

Stéphane Raffalli had then decided not to appeal to avoid a long judicial soap opera. But brothers Laurent and Claude Stillen had then appealed to the Council of State to claim his ineligibility.

Finally, on March 5, at the request of Stéphane Raffalli, twelve elected members of the majority had resigned, that is to say a third of the municipal council, resulting in the holding of the new election this weekend.

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