He had so far not taken a position publicly taken for either of the candidates for the environmentalist primary. At least until the results of the first round. In an open letter published below, the mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Hurmic – and 45 elected officials, some of whom are already committed alongside the MEP – calls to vote for Yannick Jadot against Sandrine Rousseau. The second round of voting takes place from this Saturday to Tuesday, the day when the winner will be announced. “The time is no longer for the testimony of a radicalism far removed from the exercise of power and its constraints, but for the resolute choice to assume the responsibilities incumbent on us”, they write. So far, only the mayor of Tours, Emmanuel Denis, had said his preference for Eric Piolle, his Grenoble counterpart, finished in the first round.
We, local elected officials, local elected representatives, and environmental parliamentarians, claim the ecology of gathering and the ecology of reach by Yannick Jadot.
Every day, in our cities, our territories, we are at work to make ecology the response to climatic, social and democratic emergencies.
Every day we take actions to make our territories resilient in the face of future crises, to anticipate and prevent in order to allow inhabitants to adapt and live better.
The environmentalist candidate for the presidential election will have to rely on a powerful collective made up of people committed to the climate and social justice, including local elected officials, who already govern their territories.
Convinced that ecology later means ecology too late, we want these imperatives to be, finally, shared at the top of the state.
It is our duty to choose a resolutely party candidate to collect and embody this pragmatic ecology of government.
The time is no longer for the testimony of a radicalism far removed from the exercise of power and its constraints, but for the resolute choice to assume the responsibilities incumbent on us. “
List of the first signatories:
Pierre Hurmic, mayor of Bordeaux with a group of elected ecologists:
Baude Vital, Municipal councilor of Arcachon, regional councilor of Aquitaine.
Belliard David, Deputy mayor of Paris.
Bichet Claudine, First deputy mayor of Bordeaux.
Biteau Benoît, European deputy.
Boutleux Dimitri, Deputy mayor of Bordeaux.
Bouvier Ghislaine, Deputy mayor of Mérignac.
Bouzid Élodie, Regional councilor for Île-de-France.
Braive Eric, Mayor Leuville-sur-Orge (President of Coeur d’Essonne agglomeration).
Bussière Sophie, New Aquitaine regional councilor.
Lent Damien, European deputy.
Cassou-Schotte Sylvie, Deputy mayor of Mérignac and vice-president of Bordeaux Métropole.
Cazaux Olivier, Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux and Metropolitan Councilor.
Chaimovtich Patrick, Mayor of Colombes.
Courtas Gregory, Mayor of Pussay.
Curvale Laure, Departmental councilor of Gironde.
From Marco Monique, Senator from Gironde.
Defrémont Jean-Marc, Mayor of Savigny-sur-Orge.
Roman Dostes, Vice-president of the Gironde departmental council.
Dumond Maud, Departmental councilor of Gironde.
Faber Vinciane, Mayor of Louvil.
Gandais Nathalie, Deputy Mayor of Villejuif.
Ghesquière Maxime, municipal and metropolitan councilor of Bordeaux.
Gruffat Claude, European deputy.
Koné Fatoumata, President of the environmental group in Paris.
Laernos Julie, Deputy mayor of Nantes and Vice-president of Nantes Métropole.
The Baker Fannie, Deputy mayor of Bordeaux.
Lipietz Alain, Grand Orly Seine territorial advisor.
Marie Micaël, deputy mayor in Mondeville, community councilor Caen la mer.
Markovic Jacqueline, Departmental councilor for Hérault.
Métairie Christian, Mayor of Arcueil.
Meiffren Isabelle, first deputy delegate for the ecological transition Tournefeuille.
Monnet Brigitte, Mayor of Val-Sonnette and Vice-president of the CCPJ.
Noël Marie-Claude, Bordeaux municipal and metropolitan councilor.
Papin Céline, Vice-president of the Metropolis of Bordeaux.
Pierre-Marie Emmanuelle, Mayor of the 12th arrondissement of Paris.
Rami Isabelle, Metropolitan Councilor of Bordeaux.
Roose Caroline, MEP.
Rossignol Clement, mayor of Bègles.
Satouri Mounir, European deputy.
Sebaïhi Sabrina, Deputy mayor of Ivry-sur-Seine.
Smihi Amine, Deputy mayor of Bordeaux.
Souyris Anne, Deputy Mayor of Paris.
Stefel Naïga, Departmental councilor of Val-de-Marne.
Tanguy Sylvain, Mayor at Commune du Plessis-Pâté, Vice-president of Coeur d’Essonne Agglomeration.
Vuylsteker Katy, Municipal councilor in Tourcoing and Hauts-de-France regional councilor