24 year old student, he beat Olivier Véran… Who is Hugo Prévost, elected deputy in Grenoble?

24 year old student, he beat Olivier Véran… Who is Hugo Prévost, elected deputy in Grenoble?
24 year old student, he beat Olivier Véran… Who is Hugo Prévost, elected deputy in Grenoble?

Hugo Prévost is the new face of the New Popular Front in Isère. At 24, he has just won the seat of deputy for the 1st constituency from Olivier Véran. Portrait of a new deputy, a “budding economist”, who intends to bring the issue of precariousness to the National Assembly.

At just 24 years old, Hugo Prévost is the new MP for the 1st constituency of Isère et now represents the New Popular Front in the National Assembly.

The 24-year-old student brought down the presidential majority candidate Olivier Véran, former Minister of Health, in his stronghold of Grenoble.

According to the new MP, politics has always been in his veins.My great-grandparents fled Franco’s Spanish dictatorship and settled in Grenoble” says the Grenoble resident for three generations. Politics is not taboo in his family, quite the contrary, it is a subject often discussed during family meals.

As far back as he can remember, Hugo Prévost has always been interested in politics. As early as 2013, he remembers being shocked by the Léonarda Affair and finding “indecent” that this minor be arrested during a school trip.

His victory against Olivier Véran, an emblematic figure of the presidential camp, is one of the surprises of this second round. However, since the beginning of his campaign, the young MP has said that “not to have been impressed” by his opponent. He does not want this to be interpreted as a question “d’ego” but rather “d’engagement” : “Even if it had been someone else, it wouldn’t have changed anything in my campaign.“.

At only 24 years old, Hugo Prévost is one of the youngest deputies of this new legislature. To those who might criticize him on his age, he answers without hesitation “that you have to look at the route above all“For his part, he proudly displays his commitment to the Union Étudiante union as a former spokesperson and the negotiations conducted with the Minister of Higher Education Sylvie Retailleau.

Soon to be awarded a master’s degree in economics, the man who describes himself as a “budding economist” hopes to use his academic background as an asset.The strength of the New Popular Front is that it has sociologists and economists in its ranks.“, explains the new deputy of the 1st constituency, before adding that in terms of economy, “expertise allows for the modeling of concrete policies“.

For him, a good MP is “a serious and hard-working MP who knows and delves into the issues“. For his mandate, he wishes to make the issue of precariousness a priority.”Coming from a lower middle class background“, he explains that, even if he has not been directly confronted with it, it is a global problem which particularly affects the students he represented during his union mandate. Thus the first measure which he hopes to see adopted is without hesitation “the increase of the minimum wage to 1,600 euros net” among those proposed by the New Popular Front.

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