will the French go to vote in the first round?

Matthew Limongi
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07:36, June 12, 2022

An election day eagerly awaited by political parties, but which arouses little enthusiasm among the French. Today is the first round of legislative elections. While the campaign did not arouse any particular interest among voters, will they come to vote? Response with Europe 1.

Today is the first round of legislative elections. Elections which have the habit of not mobilizing the crowds on the side of the polling stations. And this is the great concern of the parties, while the issue of the ballot is crucial for many of them. The campaign did not arouse much interest among citizens. It is estimated that 50% abstention out of the approximately 48 million French people who are called to the polls. But, what is it really? Will they go to the polls today? Europe 1 went to meet them.

“It is important to mobilize”

“Yes, of course I’m going to vote. So we all complain so much to participate”, confides a voter at the microphone of Europe 1. “As in the presidential elections, it’s important to mobilize. I have the impression that that gets lost a little bit. It’s very important because it’s a right that we had a hard time winning,” added a voter. “There are so many countries in the world where you don’t have the right to vote that being able to vote doesn’t seem like a bad idea to me, especially when you don’t agree and even when you OK “.

“I wasn’t interested in who shows up”

“For me, it goes with the presidential election,” explains a voter on Europe 1. “If we don’t vote after the legislative elections, it doesn’t really make sense. They are the ones who will allow the laws to be passed . So it’s a duty for me”. Another passer-by is much more skeptical: “Frankly, I don’t know. I wasn’t at all interested in who is running and in the programs. No, I’m not going to vote”. Same story with another Frenchman. “For the presidents possibly. But for the legislative elections, there are a lot of programs and I haven’t really taken the time to read everything. So I think that I am abstaining”.


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