Anne Hidalgo will dive into the Seine on June 23 | EUROtoday

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Eshe throws herself into the water. The socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, will dive into the Seine on June 23, in accordance with data from Parisian. Last January, the chosen one introduced throughout her New Year needs that she would swim within the river.

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According to the day by day, the elected official can be accompanied by the Paris police prefect, Laurent Nunez and the regional prefect, Marc Guillaume. Emmanuel Macron might even be part of the procession of political figures to swim within the Seine. The Parisian affirms that the entourage of the pinnacle of state has “ refused to confirm at this stage”, specifying however that the President of the Republic “will swim in the Seine during the Olympic Games” without any date having yet been set.

The river still too polluted at the moment

Anne Hidalgo's gesture comes a few weeks before the Summer Olympics, which will open on July 26 in the French capital. On this occasion, certain athletes will compete in the Seine during the triathlon and ” swimming marathon”, a race over ten kilometers.

A prefectural decree should be issued in order that political figures, then sports activities figures, can cool off within the water of the Parisian river. In truth, swimming has been prohibited within the Seine since 1923. Despite the efforts undertaken by the general public authorities to wash up the river, it nonetheless stays too polluted in the meanwhile, because the NGO Surfrider Foundation lately famous.

The mayor of Paris needs the Seine to be reopened for swimming in 2025, excluding main climate occasions.