Vice President of the Departmental Council of Seine Saint Denis
He was born in France and is simply French. "I claim that I am French of immigrant origin and I am proud of my cultural background." This enables him an easier contact with the local inhabitants, this is also what encourages him to fight against discrimination.
12 years as deputy mayor, he led outreach work with the population, always present throughout the year, he receives the residents in its permanence every day: "All the field work I have conducted has been done as support process to inhabitants."
Today, he is councilor of the opposition in the city of Bobigny and 7th Vice President (Left Front) in charge of International and European Relations and Decentralized Cooperation: "I discover a new sector, the decentralized cooperation and the partnerships engaged at international level around training process. For instance, there is already a very advanced project with the city of Figuig in Morocco, with whom we have built a whole program on the themes of environment and water management. Further, I trust the expertise of the staff, I know there is a real experience in the offices of the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis on the partners’ countries. I used to say that Seine-Saint-Denis is a world Department and I'll still have the opportunity to check this post”
He is a road comrade of the Communist Party, he shares with all the left wing the values of peace, solidarity and exchange.
He believes that the leaders of associations, trade unionists, those who pay taxes, who build the country and invest in the life of the town, should be consulted in local elections.
"I speak about togetherness. I am for the right to vote and eligibility of foreigners at local level as at national one. If I had one law proposal to vote that would be towards violence against women. This is about having a thinking with the involved persons and the associations which still lack of financial means. I note that women’s first concern is to be able to find housing. If we push forward women’s cause it is the entire society that evolves."