We had already suspected a certain distance with his political family, since he had refused to support Anne Hidalgo in the presidential election.

According to information from

La Provence

published in its edition of the day, the mayor of Marseille Benoît Payan is no longer a member of the Socialist Party.

According to the regional daily, the city councilor has not been up to date with his contributions for fourteen months, since he took the reins of the second city of France after the resignation of Michèle Rubirola.

But he had not mentioned it until then.

If some in his entourage call for union, the mayor remains very discreet about the current negotiations on the left for the legislative elections.

Benoît Payan has built his entire political career within the PS, studying in the department headed by Jean-Noël Guérini, as well as in the offices of Michel Vauzelle in the region and of Minister Marie-Arlette Carlotti.


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