20 May 2018
The European Green Party announced on Sunday they will stick to the Green tradition of having two leading candidates - or so-called Spitzenkandidaten - running together for the upcoming European elections.
They made the announcement at the conclusion of their spring Council in Antwerp between 18-20 May that gathers the Green family from across Europe and beyond.
The twice-yearly Council is an opportunity for the Green parties to hammer out common positions on a range of issues.
European Green Party co-chairs Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said:
“The Green family voted to maintain its long-held tradition of fielding two candidates in the European elections next year. We feel a power sharing agreement underpins our values as Greens by encouraging dialogue and promoting better gender equality.
"In the months ahead, we will continue to work together as part of the European Greens to draft a Europe-wide manifesto which will be voted on at our next Council in November in Berlin. The Berlin Council will also be an opportunity to elect our two leading candidates for the May elections.”
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