“Yellow Vests” Want To Compete In The EU Election With Its Own List

Anger in France “to transform into a human political project”. Nurse Levavasseur as top candidate.

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Some members of the protest movement of the “yellow vests” want to compete in the European elections in France with its own list. The list is headed by the well-known “yellow vest” Ingrid Levavasseur, several French media reported concurrently on Wednesday, citing a message. Levavasseur confirmed that to the broadcaster BFMTV.

“The social civic movement born on 17 November 2018 in our country underlines the need to turn anger into a human political project,” it says. Currently, the list consists of ten names, by mid-February is to create a list of 79 names.

The nurse Levavasseur is one of the many familiar faces of the fragmented “yellow west” movement. The “yellow vests” have been demonstrating in France since mid-November -the demands are manifold. They range from the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron, to the expansion of direct democracy, to a strengthening of the purchasing power that many perceive as too low. The European elections take place at the end of May.

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