Municipal elections – The Greens make their entry into the Executive of Estavayer

Holder of five of the nine seats of the Executive of Estavayer, the PDC – The Center lets slip two for the benefit of the Greens and the independents.

The Municipal Council of Estavayer will be a little more to the left and feminine for the 2021-2026 legislature.

The Municipal Council of Estavayer will be a little more to the left and feminine for the 2021-2026 legislature.

JEAN-PAUL GUINNARD

For their first attempt in municipal politics, the Greens of Estavayer have won their bet to win a seat on the Municipal Council of the capital of the district of Broye Fribourgeoise. In an election played on a proportional basis, the former journalist Claude-Alain Gaillet will sit in the Executive, alongside 3 PDC – Le Center, 2 independents, 1 PLR, 1 PS and 1 UDC.

“For the first time, it’s great. We knew that statistically, we had chances, but I am very happy to be able to strengthen the left in a municipal council that is also more feminine, ”comments the new elected official. With 10.19% of the vote, his list takes one of the two seats lost by the PDC (28.20%). Three elected representatives of villages having joined the party during this first legislature after the merger, the maintenance of the five seats seemed almost impossible for the centrists.

Seven outgoing re-elected

Finally, these three outgoing (Samuel Menétrey, Eric Chassot and Philippe Aegerter), but Christophe Pillonel, arrived during the legislature, gives up his seat and the PDC still loses that of Dominique Aebischer, not replaced since his resignation. Former union member of Rueyres-les-Prés, Carole Raetzo recovers it for the independents, who will occupy two seats, since the outgoing Joseph Borcard is re-elected.

For the rest, the outgoing Marlis Schwarzentrub (PLR), Eric Rey (PS) and Jean-Claude Votta (UDC) are also re-elected.

Posted today at 5:00 p.m.

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