France's Green on the rise

The town is so small that you would only have to run a little to get into the surrounding fields.Here, too, in Nantes, the green ethos thrives. "The people hav

France's Green on the rise

The town is so small that you would only have to run a little to get into the surrounding fields.Here, too, in Nantes, the green ethos thrives. "The people have woken up," says Julie Laernoes, and their listeners cheer. Laernoes wants to win for the French Greens (EELV), the city of Nantes.

The polls you see on second place, with 23 percent of the vote, behind the incumbent mayor of the socialists. Will be elected in two rounds; if it is able to forge alliances that could Laernoes move into the town hall of the 300'000 inhabitants of the city. In this election campaign is not just a green painted campaigns are omnipresent (which mostly to the fact that all a couple of trees to plant), but also the Greens as a party. France questions of ecological principle.

Grenoble is so far the only French city with a green mayor, he has a good chance of re-election. Also in Strasbourg and Besançon, a Green lead, each of the surveys. Similarly, in Rouen. After a major chemical accident in the fall issues of environmental protection have become in Rouen's Central area. In Bordeaux, Toulouse and Lille, the Greens are in the polls, each of the first Challenger to the incumbent mayor.

In the election campaign office of Julie Laernoes, at the Cathedral of Nantes, came together this afternoon, the people who go for weeks door-to-door to promote their ideas. Most of the clothes you wear, you can also drive in bad weather bike. The door opens, and there is support from the top. Yannick Jadot arrived from Paris. Jadot, a green MEP in the European Parliament for France's Green, he's more than that. He has become their poster boy.

Encouraged by the European election

to be of interest to the people prior to the European elections of 2019 began, more and more for climate issues, sass Jadot in every talk show. As he was questioned, it seemed sometimes as if the editors had forgotten that he is a politician, not a neutral environmental expert. And while the Newspapers wrote only about whether or not now President Emmanuel Macron, or his loudest rival Marine Le Pen decides the election, succeeded in the Green is a surprise success.

they won 13 percent of the vote. In the polls they had been at 8 percent, now they overtook the Conservatives, the socialists anyway. In the green group in the European Parliament, points since then, according to the Germans the second-largest group.

And so Jadot is touring now as a figurehead of success by France. 30 cities are on his list, and Nantes is a stopover point 22. Mayor candidate Laernoes has just declared your campaign: homes to better isolate the tram lines continue to expand, advertising space limited in the city – local plans. Jadot is here today to commemorate the national Plan.

the rise of The Green coincides with the appearance of a large gap. It gapes between the Macron and the left party of France Insoumise.

The right-wing Rassemblement National of Le Pen is located in Nantes, at 8 percent, he hardly plays a role. However, Jadot makes Le Pen to the center of his speech:"Le Pen is not elected by Nazis, but by people, the fear of the future. Our mission is to give hope, to reconcile with the future."

On the train ride back to Paris Jadot stressed that currently, only local elections, not the presidential election of 2022. But at the same time, it is clear that here one speaks, wants to make the country as a whole. In centralist France, there is in the end only one way: You must at some point be President.

the rise of The Green coincides with the appearance of a large gap. It gapes between the Macron and the left party of France Insoumise. If you look at the four candidates in 2017, the first was the presidential election ended up and where their parties stand now, then there is only the choice between left outer (Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his France Insoumise), and between three shades of right: the economic liberal with a strong focus on civil liberties (Emmanuel Macron); conservative, Catholic, and Survive fighting (the Republicans, against their former presidential candidate, François Fillon, in the meantime, a process is running). And finally, the Option: open and xenophobic nationalist purposes (Marine Le Pen).

"The idea of home"

are All of those who have chosen Macron, because she has enthusiastic about its commitment to Europe, but at the same time it is important to protect the welfare state, refugees absorbs and renewable energy staunch promotes, in search of a new hope. Appearance of the Green.

The 52-year-old Jadot comes from the globalization-critical movement,"local" is for him a key term remained."We must not abandon the idea of the home of the nationalists," says Jadot. He can't take it anymore, the"left-hand Pose", this idea, it is one of the"automatically Good". He finds: "If you want to bring people to the ecological values together, then you have to be open."

said As Jadot once, he had no Problem with the market economy, was an Outcry by the environmental movement. Green are referred to in France as a water melon outer green, inner red. Jadot would like to be a other vegetables:"We stand for Ecology."

Created: 11.03.2020, 18:46 PM

Updated Date: 12 March 2020, 06:04

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