11 January, 2014

Municipal campaign : the common stance of the challengers

Credit picture : Servir Angers 
During press conferences organized the same day Janueary 9th, the two candidates challenging the leader of their political side, on the left, Jean-Luc Rotureau facing Frédéric Béatse, on the right, Laurent Gérault in front of Christophe Béchu, are focusing their campaigns about the necessity to temper the expenses during the term of the future Angers town council. "We can't promise everything without taking account of financial realities", pointed out Mr. Rotureau who is on the same line with Mr. Gérault who highlighted that "it is compulsory to have consistency between our financial and fiscal capacities and our investment choices, so our actions with our stance". 

Credit picture : Jean-Luc Rotureau
Through that position highly political, the two candidates try to make the Angevins understand that all the projects introduced by their challengers will not be feasible. Among those schemes, there are a new ice skating or a new museum, each of them sometimes part of the platforms of Mr. Béatse or Mr. Béchu. Both Laurent Gérault and Jean-Luc Rotureau have in common the idea that, in time of economic slowdown, it is necessary to lower ambitions. But doing so, they instil the idea that the plaforms of their rivals would not be realistic. And the presence of André Despagnet besides Mr. Rotureau, currrent deputy-mayor in charge of finances, was not a coincidence.

In fact the Angers municipal campaign will, during the first round be divided in two campaigns : one inside the left, the other inside the right. The common strategy of Laurent Gérault and Jean-Luc Rotureau is to get sufficient votes on the first round  in order to influence the platforms of Mr. Béatse and Mr. Béchu in the second run, and their decisions once the polls will be over. 

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