January 18, 2022

Yannick Jadot called Anne Hidalgo to tell her his refusal to participate in a primary

Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo called on December 8 for the organization of a left-wing primary to nominate a single candidate for the presidential election.

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Yannick Jadot, EELV presidential candidate, phoned in the evening of Tuesday, December 14 Anne Hidalgo, the socialist candidate, to tell him orally his refusal to participate in a primary, franceinfo learned Wednesday from Delphine Batho, the door – candidate’s speech, confirming the information of Release.

This phone call was “cordial”, according to the spokesperson for Yannick Jadot, who confirms that such a primary is “excluded from home excluded”. For Delphine Batho, former candidate for the EELV party primary, there is no question of feeding what she calls “nostalgia for the union of the left as we embody a new breath. Electoral fragmentation and the disunity of the left is a co-production of successive governments”, indicates the member.

During this call, there was no question of a possible post for Anne Hidalgo as Prime Minister if she were to line up behind Yannick Jadot. On Tuesday, the candidate, who promised to appoint a female prime minister, said on BFMTV that the socialist could “obviously” occupy this function if it supports his candidacy.

Anne Hidalgo maintains her call for a primary, tells franceinfo her campaign team. A call that was launched by the candidate on TF1 there is now a week to which only the candidate Arnaud Montebourg gave an answer. “Open discussions” are still in progress with the environmentalists, points out a member of the team, while they are “more closed” with La France insoumise. Jean-Luc Mélenchon rejected the idea of ​​submitting to a primary on Sunday.