Presidential, primary… Yannick Jadot facing the trap of the double campaign

STORY – The ecologist must seduce the French while first convincing his political family, more to the left.

A balancing act. Presidential candidate of 2022, Yannick Jadot is on a thread. To access the Élysée, the MEP EELV must both convince the French and, at the same time, his own political family.

If he wants to be officially on the starting grid, the MEP will have to win the Greens primary in September. A kind of delicate double campaign: the sympathizers environmentalists are, by tradition, anchored on the left and less moderate than the electoral body of the French. “That’s the whole problem …”, notes one of his supporters.

Especially since environmentalists have a reputation, that of “Head cutters”. As soon as a favorite seems to emerge, he finds himself eliminated in the internal ballot. Yannick Jadot himself took advantage by winning in 2016 while Cécile Duflot already seemed in the Elyos race.

Before, we managed the primaries in our area. We were killing the favorite because we didn’t want to win. This time, I really feel the desire to win the presidential election, a desire to conquer.

Yannick Jadot.

This time, it is he who is in the lead. In the polls, he is the best placed environmentalist, around 6% of voting intentions, while his opponents, the mayor

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