France’s Greens party (EELV) said on Tuesday that Yannick Jadot was picked to compete in the country’s presidential election in April 2022.
Jadot, 54, is a former Greenpeace activist and a member of the European Parliament.
🇫🇷#France, EELV presidential primary results (2nd round):— World Elects (@ElectsWorld) September 28, 2021
Today, Yannick Jadot secured the nomination of his party for the 2022 presidential election.
In 2017, he also won the primary before withdrawing his candidacy to support Benoit Hamon (PS).#PrimaireEcologiste pic.twitter.com/s71wuh6nNM
In the EELV’s second-round poll to determine its presidential candidate, Jadot narrowly beat his rival Sandrine Rousseau, the former vice president of the party, according to its Twitter account.
Jadot received 51.03% of the vote while Rousseau got 48.97%.
In a statement following the announcement of the results, Jadot said solutions to environmental problems should be found, and if he wins, he will prioritize the climate.
Twelve people have announced their candidacy for president, including the far-left France Unbowed party’s Jean-Luc Melenchon, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Anne Hidalgo, the current mayor of Paris.
The French Greens picked Yannick Jadot to represent the party in next year’s presidential election https://t.co/iolC2XpxeY— Bloomberg (@business) September 28, 2021
They will be challenging President Emmanuel Macron.
The first round of the election will be held on April 10. If any of the candidates fails to obtain an absolute majority, the two candidates with the most votes will compete in the second round on April 24.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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