Macronist MP Karl Olive confronted with the Variétés Club de France affair | EUROtoday

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The deputy (Renaissance) of Yvelines Karl Olive, at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, on February 25, 2024.

At the top of a marketing campaign performed at a cracking tempo, the outgoing Macronist MP (Renaissance) Karl Olive was re-elected within the twelfthe constituency of Yvelines in the course of the second spherical of the legislative elections, Sunday July 7, with 45% of the votes. The former sports activities journalist at Canal+ took benefit specifically of his sturdy presence in Poissy, an industrial metropolis the place he was mayor from 2014 to 2022.

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This shut good friend of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, is nevertheless confronted with a matter that he would have most well-liked to do with out throughout these electoral occasions. In May and early June, Mediapart revealed a collection of articles concerning the affiliation Variétés Club de France, a circle of affect that brings collectively, beneath the identical jersey, former soccer stars, media and show-biz personalities for charity matches (almost 2,500 performed to this point). The on-line newspaper notably pinned the opaque administration of the “Variétés”, co-founded in 1971 by the journalist Jacques Vendroux and chaired by Mr. Olive since a common assembly of the affiliation organized in November 2022 on the National Assembly.

Very concerned on this planet of soccer, member of the board of administrators of the Professional Football League, Karl Olive discovered himself in a state of affairs of battle of curiosity with the Variétés Club de France. An lively member of the affiliation since 2004 (67 objectives scored to this point), the elected official has contributed to and took part in a number of selections of the Yvelines departmental council, of which he was vice-president (2015-2022), in favor of Variétés.

An perspective that contrasts with the extra cautious one beforehand adopted by the elected official, on August 31, 2015, throughout a vote by the “exceptional” municipal council of Poissy with reference to a partnership with the Variétés in reference to the holding of a charity match in Poissy. That day, Mr. Olive withdrew in the course of the vote – after having nevertheless given monetary particulars on the topic in the course of the debates – “since he is a member of the Variétés”based on the minutes of the session chaired by the mayor, consulted by The world.

” Partnership “

On the opposite, on October 16, 2015, Mr. Olive was on the origin (as rapporteur) of a deliberation of the departmental council granting specifically “an operating grant” of seven,000 euros for an occasion of the Variétés in Poissy, the place he was then mayor. From 2014 to 2024, the membership performed there twelve occasions. And Mr. Olive participated on a number of events within the deliberation votes of the departmental council (notably in 2018, 2019, but in addition in 2020 as rapporteur, based on the paperwork we consulted) granting an annual subsidy of 20,000 euros to the Variétés – whose jersey was then sponsored by the neighborhood –, by advantage of a ” partnership “based on the elected official, sealed in 2017.

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