David Cormand and Yannick Jadot, two EELV executives, on May 17, 2019 in Paris. - STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP
Greens in major French cities ... but not in government. Despite several victories in the second round of municipal elections on Sunday, EELV officials assured on Monday that no member of the party would enter the government in the event of a reshuffle.
As a major reshuffle looms, EELV MEP and ex-national party secretary David Cormand assured Public Senate that "there will be no EELV in government", arguing that " the center of gravity of the current majority is not ecology, it is not social ”. "Nicolas Hulot has shown how much he has been prevented from acting", reminded EELV MEP Yannick Jadot on Europe 1. "It is not a question of entering a government which governs this country alone", a he added, calling on Emmanuel Macron to "act" without making "ecological opportunism".
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"The question of people is secondary to the question of the presidential political project" which must "accelerate" in terms of ecology, assured for his part on RTL the general delegate of LREM, Stanislas Guerini.
The capture by city hall ecologists of several large cities on Sunday after the second round of municipal elections places them at the heart of the political landscape and could also pave the way for a candidate for union between the Greens and the left parties in 2022 The first secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, also said that he was "ready to (stand) behind the one who will incarnate" this block in 2022. But "I don't think it's a return to the plural left "Said David Cormand, because" the driving force of these elections is ecology.
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