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In search of lost activists: how political parties try to reinvent themselves

2021-11-29T19:07:01.389Z

SURVEY - The presidential election is swelling the ranks of political movements, but this phenomenon hides a slow erosion.



The meeting takes place in a chic café in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

On this Monday morning, dozens of gray-haired activists took their time to listen to their favorite.

In front of them, Michel Barnier, in the running for the Congress of Republicans, insisted on their role in this internal campaign.

"

Each member that you are must measure the gravity of the situation and the responsibility that results,

" he says.

In front of the pretender to the Élysée, the attention is total.

Support too.

Membership has not been so central to the game for a long time, and everyone is proud to recall their attachment to the party.

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"

I have been inserted for 50 years

", congratulates Beryl, 70 years old.

Even though there were times when I doubted, I never left my party.

It's too easy when everyone leaves and comes back when things are better,

”she lectures.

Coming from a “

Gaullist family

”, the activist recalls her partisan years with nostalgia.

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Source: lefigaro

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