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Marseillaise Sabrina Agresti-Roubache promoted to Minister for the City

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Sabrina Agresti-Roubache, deputy of the Renaissance party, during a session of questions to the government at the National Assembly, in Paris, on April 11, 2023. THOMAS SAMSON / AFP

For three days, from June 26 to 28, we only saw her. In turn Emmanuel Macron’s pilot fish, mistress of ceremonies selecting local personalities to present to the President of the Republic or righter of wrongs, when certain messages from the Elysée were, according to her, misinterpreted by the press or certain elected officials. The last visit, at the end of June, of the Head of State to Marseille, as part of the Marseille plan on a large scale, confirmed the growing weight of the Renaissance neo-deputy Sabrina Agresti-Roubache in Macronie. A boom consecrated by the appointment of this 46-year-old Marseillaise to the post of Minister of the city and the Marseille plan in large, replacing Olivier Klein.

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In New York for a few days to attend the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN headquarters, Mrs. Agresti-Roubache cut short her American stay, Wednesday July 19, to return to Paris. And to become the first representative of the second city of France to enter a government for almost ten years and the departure of the socialist Marie-Arlette Carlotti.

The political trajectory of this audiovisual producer, founder of the company Gurkin Production at the origin of a few documentaries and television films, is totally linked to her meeting with the President of the Republic and his wife, Brigitte Macron, to whom she became close, in November 2016. An episode recounted in her autobiography, Me, France, I like it! (Albin Michel, 2022).

Barely launched in his first presidential campaign, Emmanuel Macron organizes a meal in a restaurant in Marseille. Sabrina Roubache and the one who will become her husband a few months later, Jean-Philippe Agresti, then dean of the law faculty of Aix-Marseille, are among the guests. The current passes with the future presidential couple.

Knowledge of the territory

A few months later, the Marseillaise is asked to open the meeting of the candidate Macron at the Porte de Versailles, in Paris. The future president smelled the symbolic interest of this woman with the word “cash”, with popular origins – daughter of Franco-Algerian parents, she is the third of six siblings and grew up in a poor city of the city – and unbridled pragmatism. In April 2022, it is again she who launches, in her city this time, the meeting of President Macron in search of re-election.

Between these two dates, it has become essential in the local political world. During the 2020 municipal election campaign, she only appeared in support of her husband, head of the list in the fifth sector for candidate Martine Vassal, then with Les Républicains (LR). But, a year later, she is at the heart of negotiations between the Elysée and the LR president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Renaud Muselier, for the constitution of a common list for the 2021 regionals. Candidate, Sabrina Agresti-Roubache wins her first mandate and the title of “special regional adviser” responsible for the fight against violence against women and school harassment.

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