Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Think Locally

Jean-Noël Guérini, the président du conseil géneral des Bouches-du-Rhône and PS boss in the region, has been quite active in fashioning a regional response to the economic crisis, which he hopes will not only boost the fortunes of his constituents but also put pressure on the aging UMP mayor and boss of Marseille, Jean-Claude Gaudin. It's all detailed here. Another informative piece from Rue89, which I think has a claim on being the best "newspaper" in France today, even though it's on-line only.

Guérini was of course one of the southern barons who backed Ségolène Royal in her bid to lead the party. Her loss doesn't seem to have slowed him down.

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