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2022-05-27T19:18:23.181Z

Find every Saturday the selection of FigaroVox: decryptions, points of view and controversies. Dear subscribers, How many French people, even the most conscientious, know the dates of the legislative elections, which will take place on June 12 and 19? It is in a certain indifference that the campaign takes place. Even the early Mélenchonmania seems to be fading. Aftermath of the long presidential election, our fellow citizens - no notion of blame in this observation - seem above all conce



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How many French people, even the most conscientious, know the dates of the legislative elections, which will take place on June 12 and 19?

It is in a certain indifference that the campaign takes place.

Even the early Mélenchonmania seems to be fading.

Aftermath of the long presidential election, our fellow citizens - no notion of blame in this observation - seem above all concerned, these days, to take advantage of the May weekends and to prepare for their summer vacation when they can take it.

The weariness is at its height.

Everyone thinks only of passing the rest of his days in peace.

We no longer vote.

(...) We only think of ourselves, and always only of ourselves.

(...)

There is no longer any opinion;

we make fun of all the Constitutions made or to be made”.

These words of Mallet du Pan dated December 1797, which we have already had occasion to quote, describe a state of the French soul which manifests itself at regular intervals in our history.

It is the symptom of disillusionment and apathy...

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