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Environmentalists are launching their European campaign this Saturday. Marie Toussaint, who has been sitting in Strasbourg since 2019, is responsible for carrying the Greens list. A heavy task for the MEP, because this election promises to be more than important for her party.
A crucial European election for the Greens. Environmentalists are officially launching their European campaign this Saturday and it is Marie Toussaint, elected in Strasbourg since 2019, who is responsible for carrying the EELV list. A very heavy responsibility for Marie Toussaint who will have to do better than her predecessors. In 2019, Yannick Jadot gathered almost 14% of the votes while in 2009, Daniel Cohn-Bendit obtained more than 16% of the votes.
Beyond electoral victory, the European vote is vital for environmentalists. It allows around fifteen deputies to be elected to the European Parliament as well as receiving valuable funding. This year, an internal political issue is added. A good result in the European elections would allow Marie Toussaint’s party to obtain a more comfortable position in the balance of power within Nupes.
“A campaign is war”
“We are not here in a context of competition on the left. We are not going to attack the other lists on the left and I expect our partners to do the same”, tells Europe 1, Aminata Niakaté, spokesperson for the Greens. A non-aggression pact with Nupes partners which seems complicated to keep during an electoral period. “A campaign is war,” breathes an LFI deputy.