Presidential, the left awaiting the verdict of the popular primary

“I will be the president of ecology and the power to live. » On the eve of the result of the popular primary,Yannick Jadot presented his program in Lyon, Saturday January 29, in the middle of small green flags.

In a long speech, he set out the main lines of his “Ecological Republic”which provides 10 billion euros per year for the thermal renovation of energy strainers, the ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles from 2030 or domestic flights for any journey of less than four hours by train.

Contrary to Emmanuel Macron and the right, Yannick Jadot also displays the objective of stopping at least ten nuclear reactors by 2035 and defends the massive development of renewable energies, in particular through the installation of 6,000 additional wind turbines. .

→ ANALYSIS. Yannick Jadot engages in the battle for credibility

Beyond the ideas, this meeting should also give impetus to a campaign which is struggling to take off, the candidate oscillating between 5 and 7% of the voting intentions in the polls, and which many consider too dull to illuminate the landscape at left.

The results of the primary Sunday evening

A landscape that was about to move again, Sunday, January 30, with the result of the popular primary, a citizen’s initiative aimed at bringing out a “gathering” candidate on the left and among environmentalists. Saturday, January 29 in the morning, the organizers reported 215,000 votes recorded, out of 467,000 registered.

→ ANALYSIS. The popular Primary, an innovative but contested vote

Seven candidates are submitted for assessment by means of a so-called “majority judgment” ballot, where it is a question of allocating mentions to each one. Among them: Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Christiane Taubira. While the first three have refused to be involved in this process and have already warned that they will not recognize the result, the former justice minister is a favorite.

What impact would his victory have on the rest of the campaign? ” If Christiane Taubira wins, Anne Hidalgo’s candidacy is likely to suffer the mostbelieves Yves Sintomer, professor of political science at the University of Paris 8. The differences in positions are more marked with Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Yannick Jadot, who would therefore be less affected. »

Whatever the outcome, “further confusion”

And if one of the three candidates reluctantly had to win? ” Everything is possiblerecognizes the specialist. Regardless of the scenario, further confusion can be expected. »

While Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Yannick Jadot virulently reject the process, few observers are indeed betting on the hypothesis of a “gathering”. Many point, on the contrary, to the gap that risks widening between the commitment of citizens, ready to mobilize and reinvest the democratic apparatus, and completely divided political apparatuses.

What is actually being played out is more the post-presidential recompositioncontinues Yves Sintomer. For Anne Hidalgo and the socialist party, the question is that of survival. For Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a possible failure would be the third and would question his maintenance. As for Yannick Jadot, too low a score would raise questions when ecology is a dominant theme in society and among young people. The results of the popular primary are expected on Sunday January 30 at 7 p.m.


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