Presidential 2022: Exemplarity of elected officials, health, salaries … Here are the 12 priorities of the French, according to a citizen consultation

The exemplary nature of political leaders, the increase in resources allocated to health and the revaluation of salaries are among the main priorities of the French for tomorrow as the 2022 presidential election approaches, according to a vast citizen consultation launched by France Bleu, in partnership with France 3 Régions and, the results of which will be unveiled on Sunday March 13. The summary of this consultation made it possible to establish a “citizen agenda” reflecting the twelve priorities of French people and will be sent to the presidential candidates. “by asking them, for next week, written responses to these priorities”, specifies the director of France Bleu, Jean-Emmanuel Casalta, in an interview with Sunday newspaper.

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One million people took part in this online survey*, called “Ma France 2022”, from August 25, 2021 to March 10, 2022. 34,000 proposals were made and received seven million votes. The participants’ proposals and votes made it possible to put forward twelve priorities.

The twelve priorities of "the citizens' agenda for the presidential election" that emerge from the consultation "My France 2022"published Sunday, March 13, 2022. (MA FRANCE 2022 / FRANCE BLEU / FRANCE 3 REGIONS / MAKE.ORG)

1The example of elected officials

The number one issue for the participants in the consultation is to guarantee the exemplary nature of political leaders. Several proposals thus relate to the conditions of exercise of power, remuneration of elected officials and their legal status. Karim, for example, suggests that a candidate for an election “have a clean criminal record to be able to present themselves”. This recommendation received 80% of votes for, 7% against and 13% of “neutral”.

Karim's proposal.  (MY FRANCE 2022)

Other participants want to reduce the allowances of national elected representatives and members of the government or demand the end of a form of exceptional justice for political leaders.

2The health system

In a context of health crisis, many participants expressed their wish to allocate more resources to the health system, to increase the salaries of caregivers and to fight against medical deserts. The issue of disability is also addressed, through the request for better support and strengthening of the care provided to people with disabilities.

Carol's proposal.  (MY FRANCE 2022)

Carole, for example, wishes that either “imperatively developed disabled access to city structures, establishments, shops, especially on sidewalks”. This proposal received 81% of votes for, 5% of votes against and 14% of neutral votes.

3salaries and pensions

Increasing purchasing power is the subject of a large number of proposals. It is thus requested that salaries and pensions be indexed to inflation and the cost of living. The participants are also calling on the business world to ask for a better distribution of profits and equal pay between women and men (85% of votes for, 5% of votes against and 10% of neutral votes).


Many participants raise the issue of education. They demand a revaluation of apprenticeship and manual trades as well as a strengthening of the teaching of fundamentals. Anjie, for example, offers “review learning in primary so that everyone arrives with the basics of French and math in 6th grade”. This proposal received 89% of votes for, 3% of votes against and 8% of neutral votes. Parenting, budget management or first aid are also asked to be discussed in class and to raise awareness among schoolchildren about ecology and the fight against discrimination from an early age.

5economy and consumption

The development of shops and local jobs as well as the reindustrialization of the country are very often advocated in this consultation. The tax lever is put forward as the main means of favoring local products. “We must lower the VAT on French products by compensating with a tax on imported products”, suggests, for example, Yannick. This proposal received 78% of votes in favour, 10% of votes against and 12% of neutral votes.

Yannick's proposal.  (MY FRANCE 2022)

6The democratic and institutional system

Several participants expect concrete measures to restore confidence in the democratic system. To do this, they require a minimum number of parliamentarians to adopt a law, the taking into account of the blank vote in the election results and greater transparency in the use of public money. Nadia thus proposes “that the expenses of the ministries be visible to all citizens, including envelopes for miscellaneous expenses without justification” (86% for, 4% against, 10% neutral).

7The judicial system

The question of the judicial system is very present in the consultation “Ma France 2022”. The participants would thus like to increase the penalties for delinquents, criminals and perpetrators of sexual violence. Mary’s proposal to have sorrows “firmer, longer and harder for all criminals” authors of “rape, murder, child abuse” received 75% of votes for, 11% of votes against and 14% of neutral votes. The participants in the consultation are also in favor of a more regular use of community service for convicted persons. According to them, the budget of the Ministry of Justice should be increased in order to be more efficient.

8Tax evasion

Taxation is also one of the important topics for the participants in this consultation. They call for an end to tax havens, to tax the profits made in France by Gafam and multinationals and to strengthen the means of control. Jacky wants so “punish more severely tax evasion by imposing a fine equal to 10 times the amount deposited abroad”. His proposal received 76% votes for, 10% votes against and 14% neutral votes.

Jacky's proposal.  (MY FRANCE 2022)

9Support for the elderly

Many proposals address the issue of dependency. After the Orpéa scandal, relating to living conditions in nursing homes, the participants want to give more resources to these establishments by increasing the number of staff and their salaries. They also advocate the strengthening and upgrading of home help services and demand the legalization of assisted end-of-life (80% for, 7% against and 13% neutral).

10Waste Management

Waste management is the first ecological subject to emerge from the consultation. Many participants favor sorting, recycling and the fight against planned obsolescence. They also want to drastically reduce the use of plastic and packaging and restore the deposit on glass. Sarah thus recommends“stop dumping our waste in poor countries and create industries capable of recycling everything on our territory”. His proposal received 88% votes for, 4% votes against and 8% neutral votes.

11Greener transport

The participants also want to reduce the ecological impact of the transport sector. For this, they demand to reactivate the small train lines throughout the territory, to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles on the roads by promoting alternatives such as piggyback transport. They also denounce territorial inequalities in terms of public transport. “We must strengthen public transport services in rural areas and make them attractive”, proposes Mickaël (84% for, 7% against, 9% neutral).

12A more responsible agriculture

Agriculture, and more specifically agricultural practices, is the last priority that emerges from the consultation. The participants support an agro-ecology more in tune with nature and demand better remuneration for farmers. They also demand an end to practices considered destructive of soil and biodiversity. Anne-Blanche’s proposal to “emergency exit from intensive farming, a source of pollution (nitrogen, green algae)” received 76% of votes for, 8% of votes against and 16% of neutral votes.

Other proposals are far from achieving consensus and allow, once grouped together, to identify the subjects that divide the participants. The controversial themes relate to immigration, the vaccine and the health pass, the framework for social benefits, the legalization of cannabis, the death penalty, universal income, the energy mix, weekly working time and age. of retirement.

The proposals thus relating to the abolition of jus soli or conversely to an extended reception of refugees in France arouse as many votes for as votes against. The measures linked to the Covid-19 epidemic also strongly divide the participants, in particular those which require the abolition of the health pass or those which demand the vaccination obligation of citizens. The retirement age is just as divisive. The proposals to lower the retirement age to 58, 60 or, on the contrary, to push it back do not meet with the consent of the participants.

* From August 25, 2021 to March 10, 2022, participants were invited to answer the question: “What priorities for our country tomorrow?” They thus had the opportunity to submit one or more proposals not exceeding 140 characters and/or to vote on the proposals made by other participants. One million people took part in this consultation, 34 000 proposals were made and they collected a total of 7 million votes. 26% of “Ma France 2022” proposals relate to democracy and institutions, ahead of purchasing power (13%), ecology (12%), health (12%), education (9% ) and business and employment (9%). Very far behind, security gathered 4% of the proposals and immigration 3%.

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