Michèle Rubirola

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Michèle Rubirola
Michèle Rubirola (cropped).jpg
Mayor of Marseille
In office
4 July 2020 – 21 December 2020
Preceded byJean-Claude Gaudin
Succeeded byBenoît Payan
Personal details
Born (1956-07-28) 28 July 1956 (age 65)
Marseille, France
Political partyEurope Ecology – The Greens
Other political
The Greens (2002–2010)
Alma materAix-Marseille University (PhD)

Michèle Rubirola (born 28 July 1956) is a French politician who was mayor of Marseille from July to December 2020.[1] Physician by occupation, she succeeded Jean-Claude Gaudin, who chose not to run for reelection to a fifth term in office,[2] and endorsed her long term collaborator Martine Vassal, who lost the election in June 2020.[3] Rubirola is the first female mayor of Marseille. Her grandparents came from Spain (Catalonia) and Naples.[4]

On 15 December 2020 she announced her resignation as Mayor[1] for reasons of health.[5] She was succeeded by Benoît Payan.


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Michèle Rubirola, les ressorts d'une démission". Le Point.fr (in French). 15 December 2020. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Biographie". www.jeanclaudegaudin.net. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Marseille Turns Green With Election of First Woman Mayor". The New York Times. 4 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  4. ^ Martinat, Philippe. "Michèle Rubirola, le nouveau visage de Marseille". www.leparisien.fr. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  5. ^ "BFMTV: Michèle Rubirola explique les raisons de sa demission". Retrieved 12 March 2021.
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