Arthur Germain, 20, voted for Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round of the presidential election and abstained in the second round. He says he defends a desire to build another system “incompatible with politics as it exists today.
Anne Hidalgo could not count on the support of her son in the first round of the presidential election. Arthur Germain, 20, admitted on RMC on Tuesday April 26 that he had not voted for his mother. Asked by Apolline de Malherbe about his choice to abstain in the second round, like 28% of French people, the young man said that he had still voted in the first round, but not for Anne Hidalgo.
“I voted in the first round but not for my mother. I did not vote in the second round”.
— RMC (@RMCInfo) April 26, 2022
The desire to build another system
“No, I did not vote for my mother,” he admits. “I voted for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, he explains. Not out of strong conviction, not because I thought what he was saying was great. But his idea of creating a Sixth Republic, I thought it could be a way for people to ask questions about the system as a whole.
Disappointed by the attitude of Jean-Luc Mélenchon after his defeat, the son of Anne Hidalgo and Jean-Marc Germain abstained in the second round and said he did not want to “recognize” the next president, whoever he is. is. Arthur Germain, who describes himself as an “adventurer”, explained at length on Twitter his decision not to vote. He says he defends a desire to build another system “incompatible with politics as it exists today”.
“I allow myself to have different opinions from those I love”
The young man wishes to show with his adventures, such as crossing the English Channel or swimming down the Seine, that “another way of life is possible, and that another society is possible with other values. “. At the beginning of April, Arthur Germain had responded to criticism after declaring that he would not necessarily vote for his mother Anne Hidalgo: “My mother is aware of what I think and knows that I will not necessarily vote for her. (.. .) I allow myself to have different opinions from those I love. And if I feel that saying what I think publicly is in the interest of conveying my message, I do so.”