The Generation That Doesn’t Vote: Reinventing Politics in France

Whether disappointed in politics or rejecting the political class, millions of French people, especially young people, no longer want to vote. Political parties no longer arouse interest, while traditional media are accused of participating in a failing democratic system. The pre-pandemic yellow vest protests in France highlighted an unprecedented level of French distrust in institutions and policies. While the abstention rate hit record highs in the recent regional elections, the FRANCE team went to meet 24 members of the no vote generation.

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