Presidential election: environmentalists launch a platform to define their future program


This site called “Ecology 2022” should collect citizen contributions and serve as a basis for defining an environmental program for the presidential and legislative elections.

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The five organizations of the environmental pole (EELV, Générations, the Mouvement des progressistes, Cap écologie and Urgence écologie), presented their participatory programmatic platform for the presidential election of 2022, Monday April 12. “This is a very strong sign because environmentalists have often shackled themselves”, welcomed the head of EELV Julien Bayou. “There we work hand in hand”. This first step should lead to the designation of their candidate for the September primary. Named “Ecology 2022”, this website is intended to receive contributions from civil society from Tuesday.

Inspired by the Citizens’ Convention platform set up by the executive, it must welcome contributions until mid-June, before a break for regional and departmental. On July 12, the project, which concerns both the presidential and legislative elections, will be validated by the environmentalist pole. The ecological primary will take place over two rounds in September, from 16 to 19 and from 25 to 28. Those who want to vote can register from the beginning of May, “by paying two euros and signing a charter of adherence to our values, while the candidates will present themselves from the beginning of July until July 12”, said Hélène Hardy, head of elections at EELV.

This platform is launched at a time when several environmental voices are calling for a broader base in the designation of the future candidate. The former presidential candidate Noël Mamère, for example, estimated, in an interview with the Figaro, that the perimeter and timing of the primary, as planned, constituted a “suicide” Politics. In a letter consulted by AFP, several members of the executive and the Federal Council called on the management to openly support the dialogue initiative launched by MEP Yannick Jadot, with a meeting on Saturday of several left-wing leaders. But the national secretary of EELV, Julien Bayou, recalled that his priority was to “build the gathering”, certainly “the largest” But “first within the green pole”.



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