French Green Party Chooses Jadot as Candidate for 2017 Presidential Elections

© AFP 2022 / ALAIN JOCARDNewly elected French green party Europe-Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV) candidate for the 2017 presidential election Yannick Jadot (R) toasts as he celebrates with supporters after winning the EELV primaries, in a restaurant in Paris on November 7, 2016, Jadot won the second round of voting for the EELV primaries ahead of the 2017 French presidential election on November 7
Newly elected French green party Europe-Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV) candidate for the 2017 presidential election Yannick Jadot (R) toasts as he celebrates with supporters after winning the EELV primaries, in a restaurant in Paris on November 7, 2016, Jadot won the second round of voting for the EELV primaries ahead of the 2017 French presidential election on November 7 - Sputnik International
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France's Europe Ecology green party (EELV) chose French lawmaker and environmentalist Yannick Jadot as its candidate for the presidential race, following the second round of voting held on Monday, local media reported.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to Le Monde newspaper, Jadot’s candidacy was upheld by 54.25 percent of votes, while his major rival Michele Rivasi gained 40.75 percent of votes.

Former Housing Minister of France's main "green" party, Cecile Duflot was also set to participate as a candidate in the 2017 presidential elections in the country, however she failed to advance to the second round of the party's primaries.

Jadot has been a member of the European Parliament and vice president of the Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament since 2009.

The first round of the French presidential elections is scheduled for April 23, 2017.

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