First modification: 07/25/2021 – 16:23
Between disappointment and rejection, millions of French people no longer want to vote, especially the young. The ‘yellow vest’ crisis has highlighted an unprecedented level of mistrust of institutions and policies, and the abstention rate appears to increase from election to election. France 24 met with those who are already part of this ‘generation without vote’ to understand the reason for this phenomenon.
Whether settling in the countryside to live in community or using the networks to try to reinvent politics, they have chosen different paths to challenge the system. All, in any case, have decided to stop exercising their right to vote.
Among them, Tatiana Ventôse, a political youtuber who left the Jean-Luc Mélenchon movement and is now addressing the public directly to present her analysis on the situation in France. She refuses to give voice to a traditional party because, according to her, none of them proposes a different social project.
A collective in La Perche to “reinvent society”
The collective Quatre Vents (Four Winds) is made up of young people disillusioned by the system that, to their liking, does not defend ecology enough. Together they pooled their savings to buy a house in Perche, where they live as a community. They depend on sharing and mutual help to reinvent a model of society that suits them.
In a France where politics is a subject of fascination in crowds, a France 24 team has met with those who want to reinvent modes of governance. What they have in common is that they want to change the system and reduce inequalities.