the tribute of Emmanuel Macron and Édouard Philippe

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the tribute of Emmanuel Macron and Édouard Philippe

Lyon said goodbye to Gérard Collomb, this Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The funeral of the former mayor of the city, who died on Saturday at the age of 76, was celebrated at Saint-Jean Cathedral, in the presence of many political figures. : the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, the Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, the Ministers of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, of the Economy Bruno Le Maire, of Agriculture Marc Fesneau, the former head of government Édouard Philippe or the former socialist President François Hollande, the president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region Laurent Wauquiez, the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi, the current mayor of Lyon Grégory Doucet, the former mayor of the city Michel Noir and former ministers François Bayrou, Richard Ferrand and Christophe Castaner.

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Covered with a tricolor flag, the coffin of Gérard Collomb, exposed for two days at the Town Hall, to allow the Lyonnais to pay their respects, reached, shortly after 11 a.m., the cathedral where 1,500 people were gathered. People who were unable to enter the religious building were able to follow the ceremony on a giant screen installed on the square.

Read also: The tribute of the Lyonnais to Gérard Collomb: “We were important in his eyes”

The former boss of Olympique Lyonnais Jean-Michel Aulas, the former Miss France Sylvie Tellier, the comedian Laurent Gerra, the basketball player Tony Parker were also present for this celebration, chaired by the Archbishop of Lyon M.gr Olivier de Germay, who saluted the memory of “Georges Collomb” before correcting himself and paying tribute to Gérard Collomb, alongside the former archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin.

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Gérard Collomb will have been able to bring together “the city of which he was the prince”said the writer and academician Marc Lambron, greeting through the voice of his friend “the soul of this city” from Lyon.

Édouard Philippe greets a humanist

“Nothing predestined Gérard Collomb to conquer from the left this citadel considered impregnable”recalled Édouard Philippe, praising “patience and consistency” of the former mayor of the capital of Gaul (2001-2017 and 2018-2020) and former Minister of the Interior (2017-2018).

A man “cultured to infinity”endowed “perfectly aware of what he owed to the French”renowned for its ” sincerity “her ” franc “ and his “humanism”.

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“The legacy of Gérard Collomb is the hope of a fraternal France (…), it is this flame that must not go out”» added the former Prime Minister, a few days before the Festival of Lights, a Lyon event which was so close to the former mayor’s heart.

Emmanuel Macron: “I know what I owe you”

“Dear Gérard”began Emmanuel Macron, “you changed the lives of the Lyonnais, (…) you became Lyon made man (…) and you entered the lives of the French”.

The Head of State painted a portrait of a “hands-on man and handshake”, “great mayor, great parliamentarian and great minister” who has “protected the French” And “demonstrates lucidity about the fractures that cross our population”.

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Emmanuel Macron recalled that Gérard Collomb had been one of his first supporters (from 2016), in the project of “political overtaking” which led him to become President of the Republic.

“I know what I owe you. (…) Without having met you, I would not be where I am”assured the tenant of the Élysée, defending the “central block, best shield against these extremes that you have never stopped fighting”.

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