“The timing is crucial. “ Convinced that a historic page is playing out for environmentalists, with a view to the presidential election of 2022, Bruno Bernard, the president of the metropolis of Lyon, has chosen to come out of his neutrality to support Yannick Jadot for the second round of the primary environmentalist facing Sandrine Rousseau. “For the first time, an environmentalist can be elected President of the Republic. The path is difficult, but it is possible. Yannick Jadot is the one who can carry this historic ambition ”, declares to World Bruno Bernard.
If he had refused any public support in the first round for “Avoid tension”, like Grégory Doucet, mayor Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV) of Lyon, the president of the metropolis now considers it necessary to encourage the candidacy of the MEP, alone “Up to the challenge”. “Ecology must come out of marginality to seriously consider the exercise of power at the highest level”, affirms the elected Lyonnais, former delegate to the elections within EELV, between 2016 and 2020.
Bruno Bernard sees Jadot capable of passing the 8 million vote mark to cross the first round, and the only one likely to trigger a “Assembly process”. “Yannick Jadot embodies the centrality of ecology much more. He fought against free trade agreements, for environmentally friendly fishing, on the common agricultural policy. It has a stronger notoriety and I believe it benefits from the image of an open ecology ”, adds the president of the second largest metropolis in France.
Craftsmen of the environmentalist primary of 2017, Bruno Bernard is pleased to “Political maturity” demonstrated by the process of designation by activists extended to sympathizers. “This primary is a real success, we are the only party that operates a clear designation. We have reached 122,000 registrants. It’s a dynamic, we had good quality debates, with candidates who each contributed something “, considers the chosen one. “The candidates were good, Sandrine Rousseau carried out a very dynamic campaign, she put forward important themes, in particular feminism, which it is important to carry, but today our role it is not only to to carry themes, whatever their importance, it is above all to carry a global vision, to have a chance to win ”, adds Gérard Collomb’s successor to the metropolis of Lyon.
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