Post-merger elections – French authorities in Blonay-Saint-Légier
– French authorities in Blonay-Saint-Légier
At the end of the second round of elections for the Municipality of the new municipality of 12,000 inhabitants, 4 PLRs are elected while the pink-green alliance creates a surprise by placing 3 of its candidates.
Blonay and Saint-Légier were to elect their future representatives to the Municipality this Sunday, namely 7 seats for 17 candidates in the second round. Could the pink-green wave observed during the last elections in Montreux or La Tour-de-Peilz reach these two villages known to be bourgeois? Or, conversely, would the PLR confirm its good results in the first round, with 5 candidates in the lead?
With a turnout of 40.85%, voters have made their choice. Their new Executive will be tricolor. The azure party places 4 candidates and retains its majority, while the pink-green alliance has worked well, with 3 candidates elected out of 4. A new mix of colors which will take the reins of the new town of 12,000 inhabitants effective from 1is next january.
Focus on syndication
“This is a great first in Blonay and Saint-Légier. By passing three elected officials from the left to the Municipality, we are leaving the clan system that reigned over our village. ” Green Jean-Marc Nicolet does not hide his emotion. Second (1346 votes) with just over 200 votes from the outgoing PLR trustee of Saint-Légier, Alain Bovay (1is, 1573 votes), he was joined by his socialist running mate Laura Ferilli (4e, 1317 votes) and ecologist Sarah Lisé (6e, 1,217 votes), while the liberal-radical Gérald Gygli brings up the rear at the 7e place (1214 votes).
In the first round, they were only two of the pink-green alliance in the first 7, hence the undisguised joy of those concerned when the results were announced. “It’s a nice surprise,” Sarah Lisé is astonished. Everything is now also to be built with the elected representatives of the right. This diversity will be beneficial for the future of our municipality. ” Laura Ferilli, she is enthusiastic about the idea of starting the next legislature with this trio. “We are not just three dissociated atoms, but a whole team. We have demonstrated this throughout our campaign, within this alliance we share very strong values and links on which we count on building for the future of Blonay-Saint-Légier. ”
The results are mixed for the PLR. He places 4 of his candidates out of 6 (Alain Bovay 1is, Bernard Degex 3e, Thierry George 5e and Gérald Gygli 7e) and retains the majority in the Municipality, but also loses a seat in the race compared to the results of the first round.
“I am very happy to finish in the lead but I am also very disappointed for Dominique Martin (editor’s note: the outgoing trustee of Blonay), says Alain Bovay. I know his commitment and I deeply regret that he was not re-elected. ” The councilor also confirms that he will seek the syndicature (1is tour, November 7). “I have always been very clear to my municipal college, I intend to continue my work within this merger and I claim the union.” However, he will have a potential opponent, with a pink-green alliance which will decide by this Tuesday whether or not it will present a candidate.