PARIS: Paris mayor Jean Tiberi, who last month designated
journalist Michel Bassi to become the new director of the city’s
Direction Generale de l’Information et de la Communication (PR Week, 23
June), has hired a new personal communications adviser, Jean-Pierre
Labro will serve as press secretary for Tiberi’s re-election bid for new
municipal elections, scheduled for next March.
With the decision by the Gaullist Rassemblement pour la Republique (RPR)
political party to designate another candidate, Philippe Seguin, to run
for mayor under the RPR’s colours, Tiberi has decided to step up his
campaign in the French press, where he has come under regular
Earlier this year (PR Week, 26 May), Tiberi lost the support of longtime
PR adviser Jean Peyrat, who chose to resign from the leadership of the
DGIC rather than continue to support Tiberi, who succeeded Jacques
Chiraq as mayor.