The day after the legislative elections, Parisian high school students experience a “highly emotional” day – Libération

The day after the legislative elections, Parisian high school students experience a “highly emotional” day – Libération
The day after the legislative elections, Parisian high school students experience a “highly emotional” day – Libération

It is a few minutes past 1 p.m. when the large double red door of the Lycée Victor-Hugo in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris opens in front of a good thirty high school students. They all rush towards seven sheets of A4 paper that are being taped to the brick wall of the school, under a plaque in memory of the Jewish children of the neighborhood, deported during the Second World War. When it comes to describing in one word this day punctuated by a double academic and electoral result, Ferdinand and Hector hesitate. “Relief” for one, “satisfying” for the other.

“I was not confident either for Baccalaureat nor for the legislative elections, Hector relates with a shy smile. I am happy that the RN only came third in these elections, but isn’t the majority huge on the left? At 17, he was unable to vote, but would have “beloved”being “very NFP”. Nevertheless, this Monday, July 8, the young man can breathe. He wins a mention “Alright” with an average of 17 and the united left won. Off to a family vacation in the South, near Toulouse.

“I’m too done, Alice lets go of her side. We can go on holiday in peace, when we come back, France will still be there.” The young girl also gets the distinction “Alright”After spending the year studying for her specialist exams in History-Geography, Geopolitics and Political Science (HGGSP) and Economic and Social Sciences (SES), she is preparing to go and study in Lyon for a double degree in languages ​​and international relations.

“Youth has woken up, it’s nice”

Amidst the commotion, the cries mingle with each other: “Guys! No one in this class failed their baccalaureate!” They are accompanied by tears of joy and sadness. Lucy wipes her tears with her fingertips. She had warned: “If I’m in resits, I’m leaving now to revise.” He only needs a few points to get the diploma. At the national level, the success rate announced this Monday by the Ministry of National Education is 85.5%.

In the hubbub, political considerations quickly come back. Simon, a little disappointed by his mention “pretty good”, is very serious when he discusses the composition of the new National Assembly. “I am rather reassured, we were afraid. I did not think at all that the NFP was going to achieve these scores, explains the high school student, nevertheless with reserve. I see that everyone is very happy, but for me, it only delays the arrival of the RN in power. The next few weeks are going to be complicated, there are going to be tensions for power and the only ones who can benefit from it are the extreme right.”

Sitting on the guardrails facing the high school, Salomé describes “a day full of emotions”. With his baccalaureate in his pocket and the NFP coming out on top in the legislative elections, “It’s a relief.” “Young people have woken up, that’s nice. We’re not going to find ourselves in Pétain’s France, that’s reassuring.”exults the young girl, slipping in a gentle tackle to her friend Inaya, who did not do “that sleep all year round” but has just obtained his STMG baccalaureate with an average of 11.45. “Knowing that we are not going to be governed by psychopaths, we are going to have a good summer”concludes Salomé.

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