The mayor of France, who was imprisoned for rape, continues to run his town. He announced from the cell that he “calls Alf every day and accepts weekly visits from employees.”
He said that he was engaged in political activities full-time. “I spend all my time running the church.”
The case involved former Secretary of State Georges Tron, 63, and the right-wing mayor of Draveil, a city of approximately 30,000 residents south of Paris. He was convicted of rape and sexual assault in February.
“Abuse of power”
In her judgment, the judge gave serious consideration to the fact that the victim was an employee of the city hall. Sexual violence occurred when “the mayor abused his power during office hours.”
Tron was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended for two years. He may also stop running for six years.
The mayor insisted on his innocence. He has filed an appeal. However, in view of the seriousness of the facts, the judge refused to release him during this period. Since then, Tron has been serving his sentence in a Paris prison.
I just stay
A few weeks after the conviction, the city council reunited for the first time.Have a Letter from the Mayor (.pdf) Read and write in his cell. He said: “I keep in touch with other members of the board of directors every day, and I will continue to perform my duties as mayor.”
Tron smiled on the website of the city of Delaveil, still standing Be listed as mayor. Earlier this month, a municipal newsletter was published for residents. Tron explained in detail the measures he will take for the city in the prison and the measures to be taken.
This is the reason for the demonstration last night. Angry citizens gathered in an action committee. They wore chicken costumes to the streets. They pretended to attack a man with their mouths, dressed as a “cock” and wearing a George Tron mask.
The protester Raphaël Demonchy said: “We ask the person to leave.” “The government needs to take action. Why do they only allow this convicted mayor to run for?”
The demonstration went smoothly. In previous demonstrations, members of the Action Committee were still expelled by the police. Even the deputy mayor came out of the city hall to drive away the demonstrators himself.
François Damerval, a left-wing opposition MP, said: “This is a shame. This is what is happening in our city. It is unimaginable.” “We ask Tron to resign. If he doesn’t want to To resign, then the entire city council must resign. If the city council does not resign, the government should indeed intervene. This person has lost all his credibility as a mayor.”
Then Damwar His request for Tron to resign An application was submitted to Parliament last month, and the right-wing majority got up and left the meeting room. This means that there are not enough members of the Council to vote.
The mayor and Alderman’s Delaware Committee did not speak to the press. Several inquiries raised by NOS were not answered. The French government also did not comment on the matter. Interesting detail: The Attorney General used to be Mayor Tron’s lawyer.
Tron is not the first driver to be discredited
In terms of sexual assault, France does not have a good reputation. Within the European Union, the country ranks eighth among the countries with the most rapes per 100,000 inhabitants.
In addition, politicians are often discredited in France. In recent years, many local administrators such as Georges Tron have been charged or convicted. National politicians also discovered that they had made a mistake.
One of the most famous examples is the sex scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Dominique Strauss-Kahn) of the socialists (and then the chairman of the International Monetary Fund), which broke out in 2011. He was accused of sexual harassment and violence in France and reached a settlement with a New York waitress, who accused him.
A year ago, a member of Congress from President Macron’s party was found guilty. He was guilty of sexual harassment of employees. When she did not respond to his “advanced nature”, he fired her.
In 2015, the Socialist Finance Minister Michel Sapin pulled an elastic band from the underwear of a political reporter when he bent over. Sapin later referred to this as a “misleading joke.”
“The Frightening Big Mac”
In 2016, eight women accused Dennis Boupin (Greens), the vice chairman of the French National Assembly of the House of Commons, of sexual assault. It turns out that there is a time limit, but Baofen had to resign his post.
According to female politicians and female journalists, there is a daunting circle of evil in French politics, which makes excessive action possible.From polls Held in 2019 Facts have proved that one-fifth of parliamentarian assistants are involved in sexual violence at work.