“Save the ecology”: EELV sites are already asking for donations to reimburse campaign costs

The Europe Écologie-Les Verts party has launched supportlecologie.fr, a site intended to raise funds from individuals to cover the campaign costs of candidate Yannick Jadot, who did not obtain the 5% needed for the first round of the presidential election. The two sites of Éric Jadot and EELV are also calling for donations.

It didn’t take long for the site to be shared by Europe Écologie-Les Verts. At 8:54 p.m. on Sunday April 10, 2022, the official account of the green party tweeted the link to soutienlecologie.fr, a brand new appeal for donations site designed specifically for a situation: if the candidate Yannick Jadot obtained less than 5% of the vote in the first round of the presidential election.

Gold Yannick Jadot was credited with 4.7% of the votes at 00:30 on April 11, at the time of writing these lines.

EELV had planned the coup

As is easy to verify online, the site’s domain name was only filed on April 8, 2022, two days earlier, in anticipation of the results. It seems reasonable to conclude that the green party had anticipated the possibility that its candidate would fall below 5% — which would be consistent with what What did the last weekend polls indicate?.

« The future of ecology is in danger “, can we read on the site. ” By making less than 5% in the first round of the presidential election, environmentalists will not be reimbursed for the costs incurred. This is very bad news for the planet because it puts the party of those who defend it in great difficulty. The fight for ecology is however more urgent than ever.»

The party wants to raise 2 million euros by May 15, 2022.

Candidates who do not reach the bar of 5% of votes can only see their campaign expenses reimbursed by the State up to 800,000 euros (4.75% of the ceiling set by the State). If they get more than 5%, then they can get back around 8 million. However, EELV finds itself in the first case, as it had already happened in 2012 with Eva Joly.

The supportlecologie site contains the mention “ Do not hesitate to talk about this call for donations around you, to encourage your loved ones to contribute. Remind them that each donation benefits from a tax deduction of 66%.To donate, you have to register on the site by giving a lot of personal information.

Other official sites were very quickly changed after the announcement of the first estimates of results. That of the candidate, jadot2022.fr, now uses the same verbatim : we call to save ecology ” giving. That of the EELV party has also been changed to display a pop-up window talking about ” exceptional subscription and referring to soutenirlecologie.fr.

EELV needs 2 million euros before mid-May 2022
“Save the ecology”: EELV sites are already asking for donations to reimburse campaign costs
Yannick Jadot’s old campaign site // Source: jadot2022

In short, Yannick Jadot’s web team drew very quickly and on several platforms, to appeal for the support of EELV members. In view of the first reactions of Internet users onlinethis request was poorly received by part of the left-wing electorate, some of whom had called to vote for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the candidate of rebellious France, with a view to a large meeting of the left, in order to beat Marine Le Pen in the first round.

At the time of writing, the left-wing candidate had failed to become one of the two most popular candidates in the first round. But the gap between her score and that of the National Rally candidate was beginning a lot to shrink, around 1 point.


Source: Numerama by www.numerama.com.

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