Faced with cumbersome administration and French centralism, mayors and regional presidents must be reactive in their management of the health crisis.

François Négrier, director of the Haute-Vienne regional health agency, David Penneroux, director of the Nexon nursing home, Seymour Morsy, prefect of Haute-Vienne, and Jean-Claude Leblois, president of the departmental council for the Haute-Vienne, April 16 during a mask distribution in the nursing home of Nexon (Haute-Vienne).
François Négrier, director of the Haute-Vienne regional health agency, David Penneroux, director of the Nexon nursing home, Seymour Morsy, prefect of Haute-Vienne, and Jean-Claude Leblois, president of the departmental council for the Haute-Vienne, April 16 during a mask distribution in the nursing home of Nexon (Haute-Vienne). Thomas JOUHANNAUD / PHOTOPQR / POPULAIRE DU CENTER / MAXPPP

Mayors, presidents of departments, presidents of regions … All of the local elected officials are on the front line to manage the crisis and prepare for the deconfinement by trying to answer the many questions of the inhabitants. Starting with the masks and back to school. A puzzle on the ground. “The Prime Minister tells us that the masks will probably not be generalized but will be mandatory for public transportation. Except that he has not yet told us how we will have to equip our fellow citizens, who will distribute them, provide them or pay them! ” regretted, Sunday, on Franceinfo, the mayor LR of Saint-Etienne Gaël Perdriau.

An opinion widely shared by local elected officials of all stripes who denounce the lack of anticipation and responsiveness of the State, but also the administrative heaviness and French centralism. “The state-centered organization shows that it is not suitable”, insisted, Sunday, François Bayrou, the mayor of Pau, on the plateau of

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