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The president of the Guadeloupe Regional Council, Ary Chalus, attends a signing ceremony for convergence and transformation contracts, at the Ministry of Overseas Territories, in Paris, July 8, 2019.

The courtroom will subsequently have inflicted a snub on Ary Chalus, the president of the Guadeloupe Region, whereas the latter remained assured on the finish of the trial which was held in mid-October 2023 for “breach of trust” and “exceeding campaign account ceilings” throughout the 2015 regional elections.

The regional president, discovered responsible of all costs, obtained a fifteen-month suspended jail sentence on Friday, January 12, a superb of 25,000 euros and a ban on operating an affiliation for 3 years. The investigations demonstrated an infraction of the electoral legislation and a “break of equality” between the candidate lists throughout the poll. Facts regarding a “extreme severity”in keeping with the president of the courtroom, resulting in a “broken social pact”.

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The investigation was initially opened in opposition to, specifically, Lucette Michaux-Chevry who died in September 2021 and former president of the South Basse-Terre agglomeration. She was suspected of getting had quite a few folks employed by the group to hold out on this space of ​​the archipelago the marketing campaign of Mr. Chalus. The investigations had been traced, one factor main to a different, to a number of dozen invoices linked to the regional election marketing campaign, for a complete quantity of greater than 160,000 euros, and paid by an affiliation with a cultural, social and sporting goal. , of which Mr. Chalus himself was president. Stating that there was no proof, the president of the courtroom solely retained roughly 58,000 euros as being a part of the offense.

The PS “victim of a system”

Inflexible and cussed in these interrogations, the president of the courtroom lastly opted for a judgment which went in opposition to the preliminary requisitions of the prosecution, which had not dominated on the penalty of ineligibility, specifically. President Ary Chalus appeared examined by the choice, whereas he was enjoying for acquittal at finest, and a weak conviction at most.

But it was the applying of the legislation of September 2017 on the probity of elected officers which obtained the higher of the protection’s argument, based mostly on a weak spot within the investigation as to the traceability of invoices and associated companies, a degree on which the protection had centered rather a lot.

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In the ranks of the Socialist Federation of Guadeloupe and its head of record Victorin Lurel, who had filed a civil go well with, we welcome the complete recognition “as victims of a system and maneuvers” having “obviously distorted the result of the 2015 election” and specifically the “first round, with a difference of 3,456 votes in conditions which will remain, for history, fraudulent”.

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