Volt and the PRG will represent the pro-European alternative in the North

Volt and the PRG will represent the pro-European alternative in the North

May 12, 2022
In the legislative elections, the progressive and pro-European choice to balance ecology, economy and social issues is Volt and the PRG
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Volt and the PRG will represent the pro-European alternative in the North


> Political agreement between the PRG-59 and Volt Hauts-de-France

> Support for the respective candidates in 5 constituencies (4th, 9th Volt and 6th, 17th, 20th PRG)
> The progressive and pro-European choice to balance ecology, economy and social issues is Volt and the PRG

Lille, 12th of May, 2022

The pan-European Volt party, which exists in 30 countries across Europe, is running for the first time in the French legislative elections. Based in Lille since 2019, the Volt Lille team is putting forward two candidates, Claire Desbois in the 4th and Eric Galéra in the 9th constituency in order to expand its reach across the Metropolis. Volt brings together progressive social democratic policies, a pragmatic approach to ecology and an economy that attempts to balance capital, people and the planet.

Volt defends European co-construction as a lever to respond to our common challenges and thus shares many points with the PRG. The two parties have therefore decided to work together in the Nord department for the 2022 legislative elections in order to support their respective candidates and to offer voters a progressive and European alternative that would be greatly lacking on election days.

Sven Franck, Co-president of Volt France : "We are very happy about this cooperation. The upcoming elections are an opportunity for political renewal and to give life to new parties and ideas. This is essential if we are to avoid a democracy in which fewer and fewer voters can register. With the PRG, we provide an answer to voters who believe that this renewal is necessary and who believe that Europe is a lever for France to achieve many of its goals in cooperation with our partners across the continent.”

Jérôme Matuszewski, Président of the PRG59: “The PRG, heir to the oldest party in France, intends through this agreement to show that there is a strong alternative in the current political landscape. A responsible Left, "with its feet on the ground and its heart in the stars" as Michel Crépeau used to say, a Left that has a sense of responsibility. With Volt, in our department, which borders the EU, we are putting forward proposals for universalism and openness that are not included in the current political offer.”

Contact Presse

Eric Galéra - Responsible for Press and Media relations, Volt France
Mail : eric.galera@volteuropa.org

Contact

Sven Franck - Co-Président, Volt France
Mail : sven.franck@volteuropa.org

About Volt

As the first truly pan-European party, Volt is committed to reforming the European Union so that global challenges can be solved in a pan-European way. A federal, functioning European republic must be the basis. Volt's vision: a progressive Europe with an inclusive society, a climate-friendly economy, an adaptable education system and self-determined digitalisation. Volt is convinced that only through the democratic participation of all European citizens can Europe prepare for a sustainable, economically strong and socially just future. This is why Volt acts at all levels - from local to European, as a movement and as a party. The movement gives all European citizens a voice and the opportunity to engage politically from within society. Today, Volt is present all over Europe: thousands of people of all ages and professions are engaged in 30 European countries with teams in hundreds of cities.

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