PARIS Francois de Rugy, who stood unsuccessfully as an ecology candidate in the primaries of the remaining that elected Socialist Benoit Hamon as candidate, stated on Wednesday he would back centrist Emmanuel Macron for the presidency.
De Rugy gained 3.eighty two percent of the vote in all those January primaries, and has been vital of Hamon’s policies.
Most new viewpoint polls put Macron amid the primary candidates in a close-fought presidential race.
“For me, it truly is not unity for its own sake that I see, I’ve been indicating I want the unity of the remaining and of progressive forces in which I contain Emmanuel Macron,” de Rugy stated on France Information radio.
“Which is why I draw this summary these days that I want to get part in the renewal of politics that Emmanuel Macron has launched.”
Environmentalist politics are split in France.
Greens celebration candidate Yannick Jadot, who is standing for the presidency himself and whom polls exhibit choosing up in between one and 2 percent of the vote, is in talks with Hamon about an electoral pact under which Jadot would withdraw in Hamon’s favor.
(Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry Producing by Andrew Callus Enhancing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)