David Belliard (EELV) calls for an “ecological primary” including Anne Hidalgo

The EELV deputy at the mayor of Paris David Belliard wants a primary – Alfonso Jimenez / REX / SIPA

The EELV deputy at the City of Paris David Belliard called on Friday for a primary “green”, extended among others to Anne Hidalgo (PS), in order to try to avoid a duel Macron-Le Pen in the second round of the presidential election of 2022.

“I am not at all satisfied with having in the second round of the 2022 election a choice, or rather a non-choice, between Emmanuel Macron on one side and Marine Le Pen on the other, with a risk this time to see Marine Le Pen come to power, ”declared the elected Parisian on Sud Radio.

Represent “the camp of ecologists, progressives, humanists”

“What I want is that we have a candidate who represents the camp of environmentalists, progressives, humanists. For that we have to choose ”, he continued, calling for“ widened (r) ”the“ primary of the ecological pole ”:“ let’s have a primary where a candidate like Anne Hidalgo can compete so that we can , we who find ourselves in these values, choose the one who will represent us ”.

EELV MEP Yannick Jadot is the best placed for this, said David Belliard according to which “the demand, the hope, are rather around political ecology because we are proposing a new model for the future and in particular for our younger “.

A “platform of ideas”

Yannick Jadot announced in mid-January the creation of “2022, ecology”, an online “ideas platform” focused on the presidential election. However, the MEP is still not officially a candidate for the EELV primary scheduled for September.

According to an Ipsos Sopra-Steria poll for L’Obs and franceinfo published on Wednesday, a joint PS-EELV candidacy behind Anne Hidalgo or Yannick Jadot could offer the left a score of around 16% of the vote, neck and neck or in front the president (ex-LR) of Hauts-de-France Xavier Bertrand.

The leader of LFI Jean-Luc Mélenchon is credited with 9 to 10% of the voting intentions, far ahead of the former minister (ex-PS) Arnaud Montebourg (4 to 4.5%).

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