in Cognin, on avenue Robert-Badinter, the misplaced compass of the voters | EUROtoday

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To the elected officers of the municipal council of Cognin (Savoie) who made the proposal to him in 2019, Robert Badinter stated his ” pleasure “ : the highway to Lyon, the principle road crossing the city, was going to be renamed avenue Robert-Badinter”. It was there that younger Robert, 15 years previous, got here to take refuge along with his mom and brother, after the roundup on rue Sainte-Catherine, in Lyon, which took away 86 Jews, together with his father, in 1943. During his lifetime, the previous Minister of Justice had retained a specific attachment to this commune and its inhabitants, who had by no means denounced them to the militia. Robert Badinter had even been made an honorary Cogneraud, the one distinction he had accepted throughout his lifetime and of which he was proud. Nearly 5 years after the proposal, on April 10, the avenue was named.

Just a few weeks later, the residents and merchants of Avenue Robert-Badinter, sandwiched for two kilometers between the 2 branches of the Hyères river, are getting ready to vote, or to not vote, throughout the first spherical of voting. an surprising legislative election. Cognin is a part of the 4e constituency of Savoie, that of the city-prefecture of Chambéry. Rather on the left, it positioned Jordan Bardella (RN) within the lead throughout the European elections in 44 of its 47 municipalities. Cognin is one among them.

Avenue Robert-Badinter then. We knock on the door of a primary home. “Hello, we would like to discuss the legislative elections with you.” The man in entrance of us pouts and sighs. ” I do not have time “, he objects gently. The door closes. On the left, on the facade, a plaque specifies: “In this house, Robert Badinter, his mother and his brother Claude were housed during the dark years of 1943-1944 and benefited from the discreet protection of the Cognerauds. »

Manuel Roger, 56, with his dog Thémis, in Cognin (Savoie), June 22, 2024. Manuel Roger, 56, with his dog Thémis, in Cognin (Savoie), June 22, 2024.

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Somewhat additional on, a person returns from his stroll along with his canine. Manuel Roger, 56, works within the radiology division of Chambéry hospital in addition to within the jail medication unit. He voted for the Greens throughout the European elections, says he’s extra of a left-wing centrist, take heed to France Inter. “I can perceive individuals’s frustration, he says. It's not good to say that, I'm not pro-RN, however final week, I used to be frightened by individuals on scooters on the street in Cognin. Others are hassled on the foot of their constructing. And in jail, I primarily see inmates of North African and Eastern European origin. » He was additionally attacked twice within the emergency room by customers.

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