Yannick Jadot (27.7%, 29,534 votes) and Sandrine Rousseau (25.1%, 26,801 votes) are qualified for the second round from Saturday 25 to Tuesday 28 September. Delphine Batho (22.32%, 23,801 votes) Eric Piolle (22.29%, 23,767 votes) and Jean-Marc Governatori (2,501 votes) are abolished. Delphine Batho and Éric Piolle gave no voting instructions for the second round.
Piolle / Jadot, chronicle of a duel too announced?
But, after fifteen months of campaign and 75 trips, the mayor of Grenoble lost the duel of the radicals of ecology. Sandrine Rousseau, the eco-feminist academic preceded the first green mayor of a large city. She won the communication battle with some provocations such as the reception of Islamists in France to monitor them. This allowed him to make himself known on a very good positioning on the left. Éric Piolle’s investment, eighteen months ago, to support future environmental mayors in Bordeaux, Lyonnais, Strasbourg did not make up for that.
The Grenoble experience followed closely by all environmentalists for seven years was not enough, either, to make the difference. Some political scientists also believed that Eric Piolle was the most unifying between the radicals of ecology and the liberals: it did not work either. Does the reason for the defeat lie in this admission: “I am not a tribune capable of giving speeches of an hour and a half” ? Or quite simply, did the mayor of Grenoble not think of winning the match before playing it, as sportsmen say?
“It’s cruel, I find it hard for him” reacted Christophe Ferrari, president of the metropolis of Grenoble (ex PS) elected last year without the environmentalists. “It is a surprise that he is fourth, ahead of Delphine Batho who has no party and no support from mayors of large cities “ Christophe Ferrari wants the winner of the environmentalist primary to also be a candidate for the citizen primary, whose objective would be to designate a left-wing candidate who could qualify for the second round.
“Eric Piolle’s political disavowal by his training is serious” – Alain Carignon
“Eric Piolle’s political disavowal by his training is serious”, outbid Alain Carignon (L / D) He abandoned Grenoble for over a year, leaving the city in a very difficult situation with untreated cases. Grenoble cannot be a second choice. He must draw the consequences“.
“He had to pass in front of everyone and in addition that he would be the first president of the ecological republic”, ironic Frederique Puissat, Senator LR, departmental councilor in Trièves / Matheysine, “it is the penultimate of the primary and it is up to what it represents. Sur has seen very little in the field. There is no longer a mayor in Grenoble and when there is no captain within a team, it does not work. ”
To pay Emilie Chalas, LREM deputy from Grenoble: “the Grenoble model did not appeal to the French and even less his party, which placed it fourth. He who wanted to transpose the Grenoble model to the French scale, with a theoretical humanist arc, does not convince, it will cost him . He devoted a lot of time to this campaign, that made a lot of successive failures: metropolis, regional, primary. Of course, he returned to Grenoble to weaken “.