The ecologist Michèle Rubirola, first mayor of Marseille

The ecological doctor Michèle Rubirola became this Saturday the first woman to get to city ​​hall of Marseille, the second most populous city in France, after obtaining the support of a majority of councilors in the Municipal Council.

Rubirola, 63, manages to snatch the city from the conservatives They had been in power for a quarter of a century when they achieved a broad victory in the municipal elections last week, although this was insufficient to be chosen only with the support of the councilors of their formation.

Candidate of a party fruit of the union of the left, it was not until the last hour of the vote this Saturday, and after the socialist leader Samia Ghali He will agree to back her with his nine councilors, when Rubirola’s victory has been confirmed.

“This project is that of a greener, fairer and more democratic city”, promised the new mayor after taking office, with which she promises to reduce the territorial fracture in this city on the French Mediterranean coast, marked by contrasts between neighborhoods extremely poor and very wealthy neighborhoods.