How Anne Hidalgo's anti-car policies won her re-election in Paris

The environmentalist mayor’s shrewd political calculation is unique to the French capital.

Anne Hidalgo has handily won the delayed second round of the Paris mayoral elections, granting her a renewed mandate to continue her work of closing swathes of the city to private cars and vastly expanding cycling provision – the principal issue of the bitterly fought campaign.

The incumbent won just under half of the votes cast in the capital during the 28 June vote, about 20 per cent ahead of her closest challenger, Rachida Dati, in a good night for Green-backed mayoral...
source: New Statesman

2020-06-29 15:08
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