Volt does not endorse any specific presidential candidate

Volt does not endorse any specific presidential candidate

Apr 7, 2022
Volt has decided not to endorse a specific candidate in the first round of the presidential election on April 10, 2022
Volt France - Volt n’apporte de soutien à aucune candidature spécifique à l’élection présidentielle

Volt does not endorse any specific presidential candidate

> Volt has decided not to endorse a specific candidate in the first round of the presidential election on April 10, 2022.
> Volt is opposed to the extremes and to programs aimed at distancing France from the European Union, and therefore does not support these candidates.
> Volt calls on its members and supporters to come out and vote and exercise their right as citizens.

Paris, 6th of April, 2022

On April 10, French citizens will vote in the presidential election. Volt will not support any specific candidate in this election. The motivation to participate in the vote remains low and threatens to de-legitimize our next government. Citizen participation is a way to make the priorities of citizens heard by the government as well as by parliament and all our elected officials.

This is why Volt is calling on all its members to cast their vote. Many crucial issues are at stake in this election; the place of France in Europe, the place of Europe in France and the energy question are issues that will affect France not only for the next five years but for decades to come.

The French have the least confidence in their political system of any European country; this confidence must be restored in order to propose a sustainable program and lasting solutions. The winner-takes-all presidential system calls for citizens to vote for the lesser evil, rather than a vote of conviction. With no room for proportional voting, a majority of the population is left unrepresented or in opposition. Volt does not wish to take sides in an election designed to represent only a minority of the population.

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 digitization.

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 possibility to engage politically from the 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 any interview request or additional information, please contact us at the following address

Robin Fontaine - non-executive member of the board of Volt France

Mail : robin.fontaine@volteuropa.org  

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