Presidential election in France: distance duel between Jadot and Piolle during the summer days of the Greens

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The mayor of Grenoble Éric Piollet (on the right) and the deputy EELV Yannick Jadot, candidates for the ecological primary for the future presidential election, greet each other during the Summer Days of the Greens, in Poitiers, August 19, 2021. AFP - MEHDI FEDOUACH

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The two favorites for the primary of the ecologists, Yannick Jadot and Éric Piolle, engaged in a remote duel this Thursday, August 19 during the opening of the Summer Days of Europe Ecology The Greens (EELV).

But one thing in common brings together the MEP and the mayor of Grenoble: the certainty of being elected president next year.

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With our special correspondent in Poitiers, 

Aurélien Devernoix

“ 

This is what I will wear at the Élysée.

 " 

Éric Piolle

has not won the primary ecologist, but it already preparing his first presidential term, and even the second.

"

 The course I set for myself, I said to myself: '

This is until 2032, your life project, that's it.'

 "

A little premature we judge in the camp of Yannick Jadot.

The MEP therefore drew a list of 1,000 supporters, three times more than that of the mayor of Grenoble.

“ 

Of course, it's a message.

It sets the record straight

 , ”comments Yannick Jadot.

But no question of offering an image too usual among the Greens: that of the division, if possible bloody.

So when Éric Piolle meets environmental senators who have lined up behind his rival, he prefers to laugh: " 

It's a bad choice but you can change it afterwards!"

We tease each other ... 

"

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To read also: Presidential election of 2022: who are the main candidates for the primary of the Greens?

Rendezvous with history in 2022?

Yannick Jadot sees it as a sign of political maturity within his party.

“ 

You know, we are the most coherent political family, the strongest on our values.

This is also why ecology is progressing day after day in this country and that we have such a sense of responsibility for the coming deadlines. 

"

Peace of the brave or facade agreement, Éric Piolle and Yannick Jadot in any case share one certainty: ecology has a rendezvous with history in 2022 and perhaps with one of them.  

 To read also: France: 15 months before the presidential election, the ecologist Yannick Jadot is accelerating

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