Patrick Balkany needs to “fire those who are there” throughout the subsequent municipal elections in Levallois-Perret | EUROtoday

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Former mayor of Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine) Patrick Balkany, in Nanterre, April 4, 2023.

Since his sentence to 3 and a half years of imprisonment for tax fraud and his launch from La Santé jail, in August 2022, Patrick Balkany, former deputy (from 1988 to 1997 then 2002 to 2017) of the Les Républicains (LR) get together and former mayor (from 1983 to 1995 then from 2001 to 2020) of Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine) gave his information from far and large.

One of the final occasions, it was a couple of days in the past, February 28, via his spouse, Isabelle Balkany. She confided, on the set of the present “Chez Jordan” on the C8 channel, that her couple had ” difficulty “ to deal with inflation, “like all French people” : “We live in a big house that needs to be maintained (…) Water has increased, electricity is increasing, fuel oil is increasing, everything is increasing. » Mme Balkany specifying that they would need “at least 5,000 euros” month-to-month to get by.

It is in a totally completely different register that Patrick Balkany himself reappeared, Monday March 4, in a fashion as sudden because it was thunderous. Following an article revealed within the tradition pages of Parisian to evoke a task of godfather » carried out within the newest music video by singer Arno Santamaria, he declared that he was placing collectively an inventory for Levallois-Perret with a view to the municipal elections of 2026 : “I’m making ready the subsequent municipal elections, I’m placing collectively an inventory to fireplace those that are there. »

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An thought which, in accordance with him, is just not far-fetched: “This checklist shall be shaped, that’s apparent, confirms Patrick Balkany World. With Klaudia Lafont [son ancienne adjointe aux affaires sociales], high of the checklist and others. I felt that there have been no less than three of my [anciens] deputies who had been prepared. I made the choice in jail. »

Politics, Levallois… The main affairs of his life. “The present mayor has a fault: she has no empathy, she by no means approaches folks, he continues. I haven't run this metropolis for nearly forty years to scrub my palms of it. I'm not Pontius Pilate, not my sort. » Before including, “on daily basis, the Levalloisians I meet inform me: “It’s not like earlier than. We miss you. Do one thing !” I'm 75 years old, I'm not going to start a political career again, but I can help people I trust.”.

False return

A return to the long run as nostalgic as it’s decisive for Levallois-Perret? Not actually, in accordance with the present mayor, Agnès Pottier-Dumas (LR), who describes herself ” indifferent ” to the need of Patrick Balkany to place collectively an inventory in opposition to her. “It is one initiative amongst others, she provides. If Patrick Balkany needs to make an inventory, good for him. »

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