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How France’s youngest green mayor wants to transform her city

Léonore Moncond’huy is part of a green wave of local politicians who hope to upend French politics.

POITIERS, France — Poitiers is known for its rich medieval history, its bell towers, the Futuroscope theme park and now for electing France’s youngest green mayor.

  • Louise Guillot
  • Politico

Léonore Moncond’huy, a 30-year-old member of the green Europe Ecologie-Les Verts party, in June beat previous Socialist Mayor Alain Claeys, who had run the city for a dozen years.

Moncond’huy built her campaign on a promise to radically change her city’s approach to economic growth and…

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