Francois Rebsamen in April 2016
The mayor of Dijon PS François Rebsamen, former Minister of Labor François Hollande, announced Tuesday in a statement suffering from cancer and delegate some of his missions as mayor of Dijon and president of the metropolis of Burgundy to heal.
„Recent exams have shown that I have cancer, so I have to undergo treatment, and during this time, I will not be able to fully assume the official presences of my duties as mayor and president of the city,“ says Mr. Rebsamen in a statement.
The elected, who is 66 years old, will entrust the interim of his duties as mayor of Dijon to his first assistant Nathalie Koenders and the first vice-president Pierre Pribetich for the metropolis when he can not ensure himself his missions, said a spokesman.
„I know they will live up to this mission with competence, dedication and concern for the general interest, and I will be with them, of course, to accompany them in the follow-up of the files,“ said Mr Rebsamen.
„I have always refused to expose my private life, and I do so today for the sake of transparency and the duty of truth, to my teams, municipal and metropolitan, and to the Dijonnaises and Dijonnais,“ he added. , stating that „as of this day (he) will (s) express (s) more about (his) health“.
Elected mayor of Dijon for the first time in 2001, Francois Rebsamen, a faithful of François Hollande, had been Minister of Labor between 2014 and 2015 before finding the head of the capital of Burgundy-Franche-Comté.