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Alexandra Dublanche, Diane Leyre, Amélie Verdier and Juliette Armanet will make the news in 2022


The hangover is not over yet 20 Minutes is responsible for getting you back on the news stream by introducing you to the four personalities who will make 2022 in Paris and Ile-de-France. Our choice fell on names not necessarily known or just known to the general public, but which should be according to the predictions of the Grand Paris service. This is why neither Anne Hidalgo, nor Valérie Pécresse, already too present in the public space. So here is our selection and feel free to comment to display your agreement / disagreement or, better yet, other proposals.

Alexandra Dublanche, a strong head in support of Valérie Pécresse

Alexandra Dublanche – Unknown

She could have been a minister under Emmanuel Macron. Passed by a business school, expatriated in Germany then in the United States where she followed the same master’s degree at Harvard as Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of the Public Service, and that Brune Poirson, former Secretary of State, she had the head of the job. But, “these are not my ideas and at least I can look at myself in the mirror”, assures, without regret, Alexandra Dublanche. Since 2011, she has remained loyal to Valérie Pécresse, whom she met at Harvard when she was Minister of Higher Education. It is also the latter which encourages him, shortly after his return to France in 2012, to run for municipal elections on the lists of Pierre Fond, the outgoing mayor of Sartrouville. Parachuted, as she confesses, she discovers a “fascinating city”, where she is first “assistant to city policy and now trade”. After three “rather thankless” years in opposition to the regional council, she relished the conquest of the region by Valérie Pécresse in 2015 and rose in rank to today occupy the vice-presidency in charge of economic development. During the LR primary, she took care of the project and then memberships with Nicolas Florian, former mayor of Bordeaux. The year promises to be busy for this mother of two children aged 4 and 6, who will be in charge of leading the support committee for Valérie Pécresse. “It’s not just the politics of TV shows, we also have to convince, use the ground,” she says. But I have Corsican blood and I’m not afraid to defend myself. She will also walk in the footsteps of her father Philippe Goujon, former deputy and current mayor of the 15th arrondissement of Paris, by trying to delight the 5th circo des Yvelines from Yaël Braun-Pivet, LREM president of the law commission. Ah, we will also have to squeeze in the celebration of his 40 years which falls right on the day after the second round of the presidential election.

Diane Leyre, a Miss feminist

Diane Leyre
Diane Leyre – Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP

“As a woman, I want to show that one can be Miss France and a feminist”, had affirmed shortly before her coronation, Diane Leyre, then Miss Ile-de-France. A hell of a challenge that this 24-year-old Parisian wants to take up because for her, feminism “is a woman who takes the power of her life, lives according to her rules and decides to do what she wants to do”, explained she at Parisian. On Wednesday December 15, she also received the Medal for Equality of Hands from Elisabeth Moreno, the Minister Delegate on the issue. She assured to support “the fight against moral and sexual violence, feminicides, or even salary inequalities”. And there is still work to be done. So of course, it may seem cliché when she says that in “2022, we must say stop to racism and homophobia”, but given the rise of Eric Zemmour, condemned for “provocation to racial discrimination”, it is never too much. “My region is multicultural, with people who come from all over the world,” she explains to Parisian. It is important that we respect them all with tolerance. “Finally we could well see Miss France on the side of the Parc des Princes since she claims to be a fan of PSG, who had elsewhere
supported in the election.

Amélie Verdier, director of ARS Ile-de-France

Amelia Verdier
Amélie Verdier – Bertrand Guay / AFP

“I started by managing the crisis in the second line, today I go to the front line”, explains Amélie Verdier. The former Director of the Budget at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance dealt with the budgetary consequences of the health crisis, in particular by piloting the recovery plan. Since last July, she has been making “a transition without transition to a field post. »Appointed head of the regional health agency (ARS) of Ile-de-France, she is now responsible for public health policies in the first region of France. This post places the former classmate of Emmanuel Macron at the heart of the news since “the Omicron variant is spreading very quickly, we are already preparing for the rebound effect. A subject far from being settled. If the epidemic remains a priority for 2022, Amélie Verdier intends to rethink crisis management. “After two years, we must start to manage the crisis without stopping all the activity of the agencies with each new wave. “She wants to guarantee the continuity of fundraising actions, reduce inequality in access to care, provide better support for caregivers: in a word,” learn from the crisis. “

Juliette Armanet, a year to ignite the stages of France

Juliette Armanet
Juliette Armanet – Syspeo / SIPA

His hit The last days of disco rhythm the first hours of the year. If she was born in Lille, Juliette Armanet grew up in the Yvelines. Arrival in Paris to study literature and theater. She became a journalist there and produced documentaries for France Culture and Arte, including the much noticed Praise of the skirt before launching into the song. A vocation that does not come out of nowhere, her family being made up of musicians, Juliette Armanet started playing the piano at a very young age and became addicted, as a teenager, to the French variety from William Sheller to Alain Bashung via Barbara. A passion that drives her very young to write her own texts. After winning in 2014 the music competition of Inrocks, the artist devotes himself entirely to song. In 2016, she released a first EP of four songs then her first album in 2017, Girlfriend which, carried by titles like Love alone Where Rider alone will become gold record and will win a music victory in 2018. With his new album Burn the fire, Juliette Armanet is determined to ignite the scene of the most beautiful venues in France and festivals in this year 2022 rich in concert (as long as the Covid-19 leaves us alone) with a tour which begins on January 22 in Nîmes and which will take it until December 1 to Toulouse via the Olympia, the Vieilles Charrues or the Francopholies de La Rochelle.


Janice Thomas
Janice Thomas is a content editor at 24 News Recorder. She has 5 years of journalism experience and she he is a graduate of Wittenberg University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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