On the occasion of the results of the municipal elections in France, our partner Action Commune shared via a press release its analysis of the emergence of municipalism in France and the results of the municipal elections.
A veritable citizen’s wave, then. But also a slap in the face.
Faced with the scale of this burgeoning citizens’ movement and the pugnacity of those who are fighting to live better and differently, we have only one thing to tell them: «Bravo, and bon courage! » Because it will be necessary for these elected representatives who will soon take up their functions and discover their new responsibilities, as it will be necessary for all the citizens’ collectives who will continue to mobilize day after day for their city, their village, their district, sometimes without the support of their town hall.
A participatory list brings together residents who decide to put democratic transformation at the heart of their municipal process. They place cooperation at the heart of their project in order to move away from the role of the mayor and the all-powerful elected officials. They define a new way of functioning in the municipality that organises co-decision between residents, users, municipal officials and elected representatives. The participatory lists consider that the primary role of the elected representative is to design, lead and guarantee the processes of local democracy. In contrast, elected representatives think about their territory and decide for and in the place of the inhabitants and users. This democratic revolution only makes sense if it is at the service of political orientations. The participatory lists all carry projects for the ecological and social transformation of their territory.
Discover the mapping of municipalist lists in Action Commune website and the support tools for elected or non-elected lists : actioncommune.fr