He will leave Brussels. The MEP EELV Yannick Jadot was elected this Sunday, September 24 senator during the senatorial elections renewing half of the upper house. The list of the "Rally of the Left" led by outgoing PS Senator Rémi Féraud on which he appears obtained 54.58% of the vote, allowing him to obtain 8 seats. Yannick Jadot was in fifth place on this list. Until then, the former presidential candidate was an MEP and had already expressed his wish not to stand again in 2024 at the next European elections. A total of twelve senatorial seats were to be filled in Paris.
Yannick Jadot had announced last February to the Parisian his intention to become senator. "I decided to invest more in national politics by strengthening the ecologist group in the Senate that fights on renewable energies, the constitutionalization of abortion," he justified in our columns a few months ago.
A "left-wing rally" list
This list "left rally" was from "the elected Parisian majority of Anne Hidalgo", in the words of its head of list Rémi Féraud. It had three deputy mayors of Paris in eligible positions, including deputy housing Ian Brossat in third place. He/she was also elected.
Opposite, the list "Change Paris" led by Catherine Dumas and supported by LR and the leader of the opposition to the mayor of Paris Rachida Dati – mayor of the seventh arrondissement of Paris – won 3 seats. She was in an ineligible position. Former LR senator Pierre Charon presented his own Divers Droite list called "Let's free Paris with Pierre Charon!", without managing to be re-elected. The LFI list "Paris Popular Union Ecological and Social" with 2.19% of the vote has no elected representatives.
Paris was one of 27 departments where more than three senators had to be elected, in this case twelve. The proportional and list ballot. Eight lists had been submitted to Paris. Nationally, 170 of the 348 seats in the Senate were renewed on Sunday. They were chosen by indirect universal ballot by 78,000 "grand electors".