They avoided the worst. Marie Toussaint’s list, supported by Les Ecologistes-EELV, obtained 5.5% of the votes in the European elections, Sunday June 9, according to the final results published by the Ministry of the Interior.
The Europe-Ecology-The Greens (EELV) deputies barely escaped with 5.5% of the votes. Like the ecologists in retreat at the European level, the Greens have had almost no elected officials. The score of the list led by Marie Toussaint collapsed by around 8 points compared to that obtained in the last European elections in 2019.

The ecologists therefore arrive far behind the National Rally (31.37%), the presidential camp (14.6%) and the list of the Socialist Party (13.83%) but are reassured, while the polls flirted in recent weeks with the 5% threshold necessary to obtain seats in the European Parliament. A poll carried out by Ipsos for Radio France and Le Parisien and published on June 6 gave the environmentalist list at 6%.

Marie Toussaint deplored a “dry, bitter defeat” for an “ecology at half mast”. “Faced with attacks from the far right and its allies, too few voices were raised to recall the urgency of protecting the living,” she regretted, while thanking her voters.

“Faced with the war waged against ecology, we held our ground, but we are moving backwards and we are clearly moving backwards,” agreed the environmentalist candidate, explaining that she had underestimated “the strength of the lobbies and the cultural battle that is constantly being waged against us and against the living,” also reports AFP.

Billy Omeonga

Billy Omeonga graduated in Journalism and Creative Writing. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I am currently pursuing an MBA at the University of the People in the United States of America. I love activities that involve ideas and critical thinking. I am passionate about nature and protecting the environment. I believe in protecting our planet and its natural resources. I hate dishonest and pessimistic people. Honesty is an integral part of my view of the world and it is a value in which I strongly believe. I speak French and English fluently. In my free time, I like to read and play the piano. Also, I disapprove of the unreliability. I am a reliable person, so I expect a certain level of reliability from those I am reliable to.

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