A new boss but no line change at EELV.
Invited Tuesday morning on France Inter, Marine Tondelier once again rejected the outstretched hand of LFI for a common list of Nupes in the European elections of 2024. "
When it's no, it's no"
, a-t she hammered.
Annoyed by the insistence of the Insoumis, the national secretary of the Greens challenged them:
“We have to stop being forceful in fact.
We said it, we said it again, we said it again... Now stop”
"This is the last time I say it
," she warned.
“Europe is our future”
During her induction speech at the EELV Congress on Saturday, Marine Tondelier had already pledged to
"present an environmentalist list to the Europeans"
, arousing strong applause from the activists present at Rungis (Val-de-Marne).
“We are for more Europe, more federal Europe.
For some, these questions seem secondary, not for us.
On the contrary, we believe that Europe must be at the heart of our political project.
Europe is not a problem, Europe is our future”
, she had declared, to mark the differences with La France Insoumise by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, culturally Eurocritical.
The stakes also go beyond mere programmatic questions: historically, the European elections have been quite successful for environmentalists.
In 2019, Yannick Jadot thus climbed to third position (13.48%), far ahead of the rest of the left (6.31% for Manon Aubry and LFI; 6.19% for Raphaël Glucksmann and the PS ).
Despite this refusal from their environmental partners, the Insoumis do not want to let go of the negotiations.
"We'll talk about it again"
, slips a parliamentarian in a wink, as if to imply that nothing is final yet.
The mélenchonistes like to recall that
“90% of the votes”
are similar to the left in the European Parliament.
And that, at the national level, a common list of the Nupes would make it possible to seriously compete with the list of the National Rally or the presidential majority, as has already been the case in the legislative elections of 2022.
According to them, preserving the framework of the Nupes for the Europeans would also make it possible to almost guarantee a common candidacy for the presidential election of 2027. To convince their partners, the Insoumis even proposed that the head of the unitary list go to an environmentalist.
The firmness of Marine Tondelier nevertheless ended up showering certain Unsubmissive hopes.
“Within a year, it is perhaps possible that they change their minds but indeed, it is hot”
, regrets a framework.