More than three years after his departure from the Ministry of the Interior, Gérard Collomb was distinguished during the last promotion of the Legion of Honor presented on January 1, 2022. He rose to the rank of officer alongside other Lyonnais. .
Mayor of Lyon, Senator for the Rhône, President of the Métropole de Lyon, Minister of the Interior and today opposition advisor, in 50 years of service Gérard Collomb has held many political positions. It is however with surprise that his name appeared on Saturday January 1, 2022 in the lines of the new promotion of the Legion of Honor, which is also the last of Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term.
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The former mayor of Lyon was then supported by the post of Minister of the Interior under the government of Édouard Philippe. A year later, the elected Lyonnais left office with harsh words against Emmanuel Macron and the En Marche galaxy, which he accused of sinning out of pride and cutting himself off from realities.
Distinguished virologist Bruno Lina
Alongside Gérard Collomb, now an officer of the Legion of Honor, we find in this promotion the Lyon professor Bruno Lina, virologist at the Croix-Rousse hospital and member of the scientific council who is elevated to the rank of officer, after being knighted in 2010. The writer and member of the Académie française became a commander, when Marcel Dreyfuss, honorary president of the Lyon consistory and the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes regional consistory, rose from the rank of knight to that of ‘officer.