With only a few days left until elections on September 9, the Norwegian Green Party Miljøpartiet De Grønne is receiving more media attention than ever before, and have risen significantly in the polls. According to most recent figures they will enter Parliament for the first time this September, with not one representative but 7 or 9.
The French return to the electoral booths on Sunday in the second round of the presidential election to decide who will lead the country for the next five years. Although President Nicolas Sarkozy has managed to narrow the lead of his rival, socialist François Hollande, it is still unlikely he will be able to turn around the polls in time.
Following the results of the first round of the French presidential elections, Europe-Ecologie-Les Verts has thanked the thousands of voters, and the Green presidential candidate Eva Joly for a “hard, but strong and dignified” campaign.
Addressing the French people, Greens’ candidate Eva Joly reminded that “Ecology is not an easy cause to defend in times of crisis. The result doesn’t meet our expectations. But we must fight on, as we defend a worthy cause, the protection of our planet.”
The French Green Party (Europe Ecologie - Les Verts) has announced that Eva Joly will be its candidate for the country's presidential elections of 2012. Today it was revealed that Joly had gained 13,223 votes, or 58%, putting her ahead of her rival in the second round, Nicolas Hulot, who obtained 41%.
Hulot and Joly were the two candidates who emerged with the most votes from the first round, which was also contested by Henri Stoll and Stephane Lhomme.
In a speech to party members in Paris, the former-judge said it was a defining moment for the party:
The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on tax and development titled "Cooperating with Developing Countries on Promoting Good Governance in Tax Matters" drafted by Greens-EFA MEP and rapporteur for the Development committee Eva JOLY.