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En gros, le maire, c'est le big boss de la commune.
Basically, the mayor is the big boss of the town.
C'est lui qui dirige tous les services municipaux.
He is the head of all local services.
Il parait que c'est l'élu préféré des Français.
He is known to be the favorite elected official of the French.
Eh oui, ils l'aiment leur maire les Français, et c'est normal !
The French like their mayor, and that's normal!
Il est proche d'eux, ils le croisent le samedi sur le marché, au stade ou encore au dîner des anciens.
He is close to them, they meet him on Saturdays on the market, at the stadium or even at the dinner of the elders.
Et derrière les poignées de mains et les discours officiels, il en a du boulot le maire.
And beyond handshakes and official speeches, he has a lot of work on his pate.
Déjà, il imagine la politique communale, la fait voter en conseil municipal, il a la majorité, évidemment.
First, he designs the local policy and he gets the city council — where he holds a majority — to adopt it.
Et il s'assure de sa mise en œuvre dans tout un tas de domaines.
And he ensures its implementation in a lot of areas.
Comme la réglementation du stationnement, la voirie, l'urbanisme, les équipements publics.
For instance parking regulations, roads, town planning or public facilities.
Et surtout, il élabore le budget et veille à son respect.
Most importantly, he draws up the budget and ensures that it is respected.
Enfin normalement.
Well, usually.
En tant que chef du village, le maire est aussi le représentant de l'État sur son territoire.
As head of the village, the mayor is also the representative of the state on his territory.
Son job : organiser les élections, gérer les inscriptions sur les listes électorales, l'état civil, et coordonner les cérémonies patriotiques.
His job: organizing the elections, managing registrations on the electoral lists, the civil registry, and coordinating patriotic ceremonies.
Et pour faire régner la loi dans sa commune, le maire, qui est responsable du maintien de l'ordre public, dispose également de pouvoirs de police.
And to make sure that law and order prevail in his town, the mayor, who is responsible for maintaining public order, also has police powers.
Enfin, en cas de problème le maire est l'unique représentant de la commune devant la justice.
Finally, in the event of a problem, the mayor is the town's unique representative in judicial proceedings.
Et ça il faut bien dire que ça leur colle une sacrée pression au quotidien.
And admittedly, this puts a lot of pressure on them every day.
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