Expected as the messiah by part of the French right in the months leading up to the presidential election, François Baroin, 56, finally gave up trying to fight for the Elysée. The city councilor of Troyes, ex-president of the association of mayors of France (AMF), was too afraid of exposing his three children and his companion, the actress Michèle Laroque, to the gigantic pressure of a presidential campaign.
If the eternal hope of the right has dodged the race for the supreme office, he nevertheless has an agenda filled to the brim with numerous lucrative activities that he combines (legally) with the town hall of Troyes (Aube) and the presidency of the agglomeration Troyes Champagne Métropole. Two mandates remunerated respectively 4,500 euros gross and 2,600 euros net per month. Admittedly, the hyperactive lightened his schedule at the end of 2021, since his mandate as president of the AMF – where David Lisnard succeeded him – ended.