Friday, June 9, 2023

They call for a single French candidacy in the 2027 presidential election

Paris.- Marine Tondelier, national secretary of Europe Ecology the Greens (EELV), today defended that French parties presented a single candidacy for the 2027 presidential elections and called for work in that direction.

Tondelaier showed confidence in the materialization of such a scenario, which last year propelled environmentalists, absolutists, communists and socialists through the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (NUPS) bloc to become the second force in the National Assembly behind the ruling party. ,

In the coming weeks, we should launch a cooperative of goodwill, which will represent a campaign committee for 2027, he announced in an interview with the weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.

In last year’s presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron won re-election by defeating far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round, an election that left the head of La Francia Insumissa, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, at the door of the second round. , appointment to elections in which ecologists, socialists and communists had their own candidates.

For Tondelier, it is time that the responsibility of leading the left in France falls on a woman, and she called for the debate around unity to stop focusing solely on Mélenchon.

The EELV leader rejected the idea of ​​a primary election to choose a unified candidature, arguing that this route has failed.

In his opinion, the path is the appointment by agreement between the various powers of a person with the ability to “unite, calm and communicate”, able to represent parties, associations, unions, civil groups and artists on equal terms.

Regarding the elections to the European Parliament the following year, Tondelier seemed much less confident, suggesting that environmentalists would not support a common list within the left, a motion initiated by insumisos.

According to him, there are significant differences on issues such as China, Ukraine and the European vision.

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