The European Green Party (EGP) has confirmed that six candidates will take part in the primary election to be lead candidate in next year’s European elections.
France’s José Bové, Italy’s Monica Frassoni, Germany’s Rebecca Harms and Ska Keller, Austria’s Ulrike Lunacek and the Netherlands’ Jolanda Verburg will now go forward to seek the support of Green member parties from across the EU.
This phase lasts until 7 November, and each candidate needs the support of four member parties. Candidates can be supported by up to eight parties.
Following the Greens’ Council meeting in Brussels on 8-10 November, the eligible candidates will go forward to an online primary election. All EU citizens will be able to participate in the choice of two Green lead candidates, with voting open from 10 November 2013 to 28 January 2014.