Presidential 2022: 5 candidates officially launched in the race for green primaries

All lists have been sent. Therefore, this Wednesday, August 18, 5 candidates officially participate in the race for the ecological primaries. If we already knew that Yannick Jadot intended to represent himself, this year he will face several important rivals.

In the race for the green primaries, he will be closely followed by MP Delphine Batho, Grenoble Mayor Eric Piolle, former EELV No.2 Sandrine Rousseau and Jean-Marc Governatori, Nice City Councilor. The 5 will face off in September in the ecological presidential primaries, while their lists and the validation of their sponsorships were validated overnight from Sunday to Monday.

In total, 219 people – members of one of the five environmental pole organizations (EELV, Générations, Mouvement des progressistes, Génération écologie and the Independent Ecologist Alliance) – had been mandated to vote for one of the seven declared candidates, according to the organizers.

The primary “will be the back-to-school event,” warns Hélène Hardy, a member of the primary’s organizing team, who has promised “at least two public debates” between the four candidates. “The primary is an opportunity, because it is a democratic exercise, a way of telling the public that not everything is played in the ballot box of April 2022 and that the Macron-Le Pen duel is not inevitable,” Sandrine said. Rousseau.

Delphine Batho for her part “asked the French to sign up en masse to come and give ecology the boost it needs to win the presidential elections.” While the socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, gathers her troops in Villeurbanne on Monday to advance a little more towards a candidacy, Yannick Jadot pointed out “the limits of social democracy when it governs.”

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Eric Piolle for his part insisted on the social dimension while “many French people do not go on vacation.” According to him, the primaries will show that ecology can “transform climatic problems into jobs”, a policy “already carried out in green municipalities”, such as Grenoble, Bordeaux or Strasbourg.

Last candidate in the race, Nice City Councilor Jean-Marc Governatori wants to “get out of the ecology of the left”. Present in Marseille on Wednesday during his “Tour de France by train”, he highlighted his idea of ​​”increasing the number of orchards throughout France” to remedy “the food insecurity that affects 5 million French people”.

The first round of the primaries will take place September 16-19, the second round September 25-28.

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