Anne Hidalgo

Mayor of Paris is Anne Hidalgo. She was born in 1959 in San Fernando, Spain and became a citizen of France at the age of 14. She gained a degree in social work and then obtained a master's degree at Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, near the center of Paris. She was elected mayor of Paris in 2014. A major part of her development program is the improvement and protection of the environment. In 2016, she introduced the “Paris Breathes” initiative, which includes a ban on entering certain parts of the city on any motor vehicle every first Sunday of the month. On that day, all-electric buses, other electric vehicles, and the bike rental system are free. The infrastructure development plan also includes a 24-hour subway service, a ban on parking in certain areas and days, and the creation of new green areas.

In 2020 she was re-elected for a second term after the second round of the municipal elections. She received 96 out of 163 votes at the City Council's first meeting.