Laurence Garnier -
JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP
Already leader of the municipal opposition in Nantes and vice-president of the regional council of Pays-de-la-Loire, Laurence Garnier (LR), is preparing to add a string to his bow.
The elected 42-year-old will indeed become a senator on November 2.
She will take over from Christophe Priou (LR), who has decided to give up his chair acquired in 2017. Yes, but now, the law on the non-accumulation of mandates requires him to give up one of his electoral powers.
After several weeks of reflection, Laurence Garnier has this time made her choice: "it's Nantes, of course!".
She will therefore leave the regional council, she announced this Thursday at a press conference.
Her mandate in the region will end in 2021. She has been vice-president in charge of culture since 2015.
Laurence Garnier remains, on the other hand, municipal councilor at the town hall of Nantes.
A figure of the Nantes opposition, she had failed in the second round of the 2014 and 2020 municipal elections against Johanna Rolland (PS).
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