How many will vote in the primary of environmentalists in mid-September?
Around 15,000, or as many as members claimed by Europe Écologie-Les Verts, or even more, knowing that 3 million French people have slipped a bulletin in favor of ecologists at the Europeans of 2019.
Yannick Jadot, candidate for the presidential primary, was then the leader of EELV.
"We must be as numerous as possible, the number of voters will obviously result from our dynamic in view of the presidential election",
affirm in substance certain voices of the environmental pole, the association of EELV with some modest environmental formations.
"It is an internal matter and we must elect a personality anchored on our fundamental values",
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Anyway, the vote is open to all French people, from 16 years old, in exchange for 2 euros and the signing of a charter of values which are globally ecological, social, European and feminist, emancipatory ... registration must be done before September 12 at midnight. The first round will take place online from September 16 to 19. If necessary, a second round with the two finalists will take place from September 25 to the following Tuesday. Five suitors are on the starting line: Sandrine Rousseau, professor-researcher in economics of 49 years, ex-vice-president of the regional council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and ex-executive leader of the party; Éric Piolle, 48, former executive officer of Hewlett-Packard and mayor of Grenoble since 2014; Yannick Jadot, 53, former head of Greenpeace France and MEP since 2009,winner of the EELV primary in 2016 before joining PS Benoît Hamon; Delphine Batho, 48, former minister and Member of Parliament for Deux-Sèvres; Jean-Marc Governatori, finally, aged 62. The former entrepreneur, centrist ecologist and city councilor of Nice imposed himself by way of justice after the attempt to exclude the environmental pole from the training of Corinne Lepage, which provided him with the majority of the necessary sponsorships.which brought him the majority of the necessary sponsorships.which brought him the majority of the necessary sponsorships.
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This primary will take place just after the Congress of Socialists, possible competitors in the presidential election.
First secretary, Olivier Faure - candidate for re-election against the mayor of Vaulx-en-Velin (Rhône), Hélène Geoffroy - supports the candidacy of the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, even if he has long extended his hand to environmentalists and hinted that his party might side with them.
To the point of creating a stir internally.
After the good socialist results at regional and departmental level, and that, less obvious, of environmentalists, his support for Hidalgo has strengthened.
Above all, the result of the environmentalists' primary will fall at the time of the legislative elections in Germany, on September 26. French environmentalists still want to believe in the victory of Annalena Baerbock, president of the Greens and candidate for Angela Merkel's succession. To boost their primary and strengthen their credibility for the presidential election. Baerbock, however, shaken by a plagiarism case, is no longer a winner, and the July floods in the Rhineland do not appear to be influencing the vote, despite environmentalists' credentials in climate change polls. . It is therefore difficult to know if, in France, the IPCC report will influence the participation of the French in the primary of environmentalists.