What is necessary to stand at?
You must be French;
You must have fulfilled the obligations of the military service Code;
You must have no current cause of ineligibility among the ones foreseen by the law:
- Not having been declared insolvent by a tribunal,
- Not having been condemned to any sentence neither for crime nor for criminal offences.
The minimum age of a town councillor is 18 and 21 to be mayor.
For the cities with 3500 inhabitants or more it is a list system with two ballots. The deposited list must be composed of as many candidates as seats to fill. In the first ballot the list that wins the absolute majority of the valid votes obtains half of the seats to fill. The other seats are divided in relation with the proportional representation according to the rule of the highest average between the lists that obtained at least 5% of the valid votes. If any of the lists obtains the absolute majority, there is a second ballot. The list obtaining more votes obtains half of seats to fill. In case of equality in votes between the lists leading, half of the seats are attributed to the one whose candidates have the higher age average. The other seats are divided in relation with the proportional representation according to the rule of the highest average between the lists that obtained at least 5% of the valid votes.
A maximum of 30% of the council’s staff can receive a delegation from the mayor
Number of town councillors
The number of town councillors is proportional to the size of the commune. Thus, here is the detail: Number of inhabitants per commune Number of town councillors per commune Magny-les-Hameaux is a city of less than 10,000 inhabitants (9,164 inhabitants in the last census of 2004). The town council of Magny-les-Hameaux is therefore composed of 29 town councillors.
The town council elects the Mayor during its first meeting. He must be at least 21
Responsibilities of the Mayor
- He prepares the town council’s sessions and executes the decisions made during the deliberations
- He manages the public and private property of the Commune
- He carries out the administration and arrangement actions decided by the town council beforehand: signing contracts, sales, partitions, exchanges, purchases, subscriptions of supplies markets, invitation to tenders for municipal public works.
- He guarantees the representation of the Commune to the tribunals.
- He is the hierarchical boss of the staff of the commune.
- He is most of the times the president of the administrative commission or of the board of directors of the communal institutions.
- He is in charge of preserving law and order, security, peace and public health and to take by-laws for that.