French environmentalist of Armenian descent Jeanne Barseghian heads Strasbourg
ArmInfo. Jeanne Barseghian, French environmentalist and politician of Armenian descent, was elected mayor of Strasbourg.
According to the results of the vote, Barseghian secured the support
of 42.5% of voters. 39-year-old Barseghian leads the list of the
French party "Ecology - Green Party".
To recall, on October 5, 2019, the caucus elected Barseghian as the
head of the list of the Strasbourg Ecologist and Citizen bloc in the
elections to the city municipality in March 2020. Jeanne Barseghian
was born in the Paris region, but in 2002 she moved to Strasbourg.
There she studied Franco-German law, becoming an environmental
lawyer. As an eco-activist, Barseghian participated in many
environmental projects. One of them was the Living Rhine project,
which aims to revitalize the Rhine ecosystem.