Presidential elections 2022: On the road to the legislative elections

Presidential elections 2022: On the road to the legislative elections

Apr 25, 2022
Volt is running for the first time in the parliamentary elections to represent its values of European integration, ecology and inclusiveness
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Presidential elections 2022: On the road to the legislative elections

> Emmanuel Macron has been re-elected President of the Republic for a second five-year term. The French people did not vote for the best but for the least evil as demonstrated by the record abstention rates.
> The 2022 legislative elections will be of historic importance in representing all the political opinions that abstained from the presidential elections or that expressed themselves as a barrage.
> Volt is running for the first time in the parliamentary elections to represent its values of European integration, ecology and inclusiveness.

Paris, 24th of April 2022

Democracy finally wins against extremism. Last night, Emmanuel Macron was re-elected President of the Republic for a second five-year term. Although we have avoided the worst, we must continue the resistance and redouble our efforts to ensure that ecology, inclusiveness and democracy have a prominent place in this five-year term.

The high abstention rate in the 2022 presidential election reveals a weariness towards traditional political parties. Moreover, the presidential institution is weakened, due to low popular representation and support partly by default for the outgoing president.

Volt believes that a democracy must strive to be representative and, while we congratulate Emmanuel Macron on his second term in office, we would like to remind you that our democracy in France is very fragile and that, in order to evolve, we need a president for all the people, a representative National Assembly and a programme that ensures that no one is left behind at the beginning of a new five-year term.

To advance these ideas, Volt is standing for parliamentary elections to ensure an inclusive, ecologic and democratic debate that puts European integration at the heart of proposed solutions. We call on all French people who want a real renewal, more political diversity and concrete, sustainable solutions based on experience across Europe, to support our Volt project.

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.

For interview requests or further information, please contact us at the following address

Robin Fontaine - Member of the board of Volt France

Mail : robin.fontaine@volteuropa.org  

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