Jean Lassalle has announced that it will donate to PS, LR and EELV in the face of financial difficulties

Published Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 08:14

Unfortunate presidential candidate Jean Lassalle tweeted on Monday, April 11th, “We often need people smaller than ourselves,” and made three “equivalent donations to each.” Announced to do.

It’s a tough time for some political parties. After failing in the presidential election, the European Ecology Greens, Republicans and Socialist Party have expressed financial difficulties.

Jean Lassalle decides to get his wallet to help them.

His Résistons party said, ” Respect the principle of equality that is very important to me He wrote on Twitter on Monday evening, April 11th, with a photo signing the check. “We often need something smaller than ourselves,” he concludes.

The results of the first round of Sunday’s elections were very cruel to many political parties. With the exception of incumbent President Emmanuel Macron, far-right candidates Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour, and radical leftist candidate Jean-Luc Melenceon. No one exceeded 5% of the votes.

To be on the safe side, the law requires the state to reimburse up to 47.5% for candidates who win more than 5% of the votes and up to 4.75% for other candidates. Donations and physical assistance from corporations, especially companies, are strictly prohibited. Personal ones are allowed, but Limit of up to 4,600 euros.. In addition to these donations, candidates can rely on personal funds, party aid or bank loans.Republicans and EELV respectively Borrowed a bank loan Run the campaign.

EELV and LR in “crisis”

Valerie Pécrès, a traditional candidate for rights, said on Monday, “Survival of Republican rights”. “We need your emergency help by May 15 to complete the funding for this presidential election,” he launched a Republican candidate in the media. “The survival of the Republican Party is at stake, and beyond that, the survival of the Republican Party’s rights is at stake.”

For the traditional right-wing party, “7 million redemptions are lacking to complete the campaign budget,” Valerie Pécrès declared. “Republicans can’t afford these costs, I personally appreciate the condition of 5 million euros. “, She added. According to the campaign’s account and the Political Funding Commission, the party had a reserve of nearly 3.5 million euros at the end of 2020.

EELV candidate Yannick Jadot, who reached 4.63% in the first round from Sunday night, became EELV “Financial support to continue” Ecology battle.. Invited by MEP David Cormand French news “Each of our 1.5 million voters” to make a “donation of 3 euros” to “repay” the campaign. The situation is serious. “Confirmed the state secretary of EELV Julien Bayou, when 2 million euros were discovered by the end of May.

“Fortunately, I lowered the sails and paid less than planned,” he added, adding that the cost of the first round campaign was “about 6 million euros.” The biggest thing ever done at EELV. The rent for the campaign headquarters, which covers an area of ​​600 square meters in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, cost particularly € 68,400 per month. According to CNCCFP, EELV had a reserve of around € 6.2 million in 2020.

PS “modest campaign”

In the case of the Socialist Party, where Anne Hidalgo won 1.75% of the votes, Prime Minister Olivier Fall assured him not on Monday morning. “Not on the verge of bankruptcy”.. PS was severely weakened by defeats in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, depleted of finances, forced to sell its headquarters on Solferino Street and start a social plan among its employees. ..

“We didn’t rely on loans because we funded the campaign ourselves. No debt to repay, Guarantee Olivier Fall French news.. “It’s the federation that puts the money in. Indeed, we’re reducing their battlefield,” Senator Patrick Kannel explained, “financially very well-managed.” However, some of these “extremely blessed” federations, especially those of Mosel, Valdore, and Corrèze, refused to touch their pockets.

“Our campaign didn’t cost much, It’s a modest campaign. “ I didn’t want to give numbers, so I told AFP Patrick Kannel. “It’s well below 10 million,” he agreed to reveal. However, Olivierfort does not rule out a donation call that says, “Always needed (…), but not the bankruptcy that many wanted.”