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“Iean-Claude Gaudin is not any extra. » It was Emmanuel Macron who introduced, on the social community X, the loss of life of the previous mayor of Marseille, Jean-Claude Gaudin, on the age of 84. Former senator, deputy and minister of regional planning, cities and integration beneath Jacques Chirac between 1995 and 1997, Jean-Claude Gaudin was above all LR mayor of Marseille for 25 years.

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This Monday, the President of the Republic saluted the person who “was Marseille made man”. “From his city, his passion, he had the accent, the fever, the fraternity. For her, this child from Mazargues had risen to the highest positions in the Republic which he served. I am thinking of his loved ones and the people of Marseille,” wrote Emmanuel Macron.

“He loved Marseille more than anything”

On the identical social community, Éric Ciotti paid tribute to a person who “loved Marseille more than anything”. “I liked his cheekiness. I admired his courage. I listened to his advice. I am proud to have worked alongside him. My pain is immense, I lose a friend,” he added.

The president of MoDem François Bayrou needed to recollect Jean-Claude Gaudin as a “good-natured and truculent mixture of Christian democracy and liberalism”.