At 22, Bordelais Grégoire Cazcarra has a restless spring. Between his parts, he finds the demands that surround the application he has created, Ellis. Sometimes referred to as “President Tinder”, It allows you to like or reject anonymous proposals received from 12 candidates’ plans, and ultimately tell you who you are closest to. It has been downloaded more than two million times, it shows “The fight against alcoholism is not lost in advance”, Two days before the first round of the presidential election, its co-founder, Portellois Gregor Cascora, author of the book “On the ballot! How to persuade your cousin’s teacher to vote”.
France Blue Gironde: Two days before the first round, would you say that the application you co-created was a success?
It has more than 2 million downloads in the processor since its launch on January 2nd. This It is interesting to note that these lessons are of interest, And the struggle against the referendum, especially among the youth, has not been lost in advance.
Do you know the young audience who downloaded the application?
We do not have public data about downloading the application. On the other hand, we have a lot of feedback from users, especially through social networks. And Many of them are young, very young, some are going to vote for the first time, many of them are not interested in politics and have no intention of voting. Of course, just because they downloaded Elise does not mean that they’re going there overnight. But it should probably spark a spark and show more interest to some in this campaign, in order to better understand the plans and plans of the various candidates.
And do you know which candidate will come up?
No, these are data that we do not have access to. On the other hand with over 2 million downloads, They come from all sides. The goal is not to be in favor of any particular candidate, but to help users keep all candidates on an equal footing, and therefore help citizens exercise their will in accordance with their conscience.
There was precisely the criticism, in which Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon stated the fact that it was Emmanuel Macron who proposed when two candidates came to equality.
It makes sense to go and vote
In particular, the question arose more and more since you were the candidate, who, in the last municipal election, led by Fabian Line, today, the vice-president of the MoDem, at the concourse in Landes.
Many thought I was on the left, others on the right, others on the Macronist, and others on the Macronist. This is part of the game. When we touch politics, especially during this presidency, there is always skepticism about the bias of the approach. Personally, I have never been involved in a political party and was a candidate in a small town on an unnamed list. These criticisms, which initially appeared, were dispelled when people realized that data would not be sent to a campaign team or any candidate would be fielded.
This year you have published a book entitled “Aux urnes” entitled “How to Persuade Your Loved Ones to Vote”. Then how?
It is difficult to have a final argument. But what is certain is that this is the theme of the book, which makes a meaningful question, even for those who are skeptical, deceived by the political class and their representatives, it makes sense to go. And vote. For example, today we have young people who are very involved in the streets with climate marches. Still, they are not going to vote because they have the idea that voting is not the best tool to make an impact and make an impact. I want to try to tell them that tooIf the reasons we defend are to have a clear and effective political translation and see the process to an end, we cannot abstain.
But in the absence of recognition of the blank ballot today, would not the political impact be stronger if we do not vote?
For those who are in this situation, and for those who say so themselves, basically, no candidate represents their ideas, even if it is not very exciting., I tell them.Try to vote for the candidate they consider the worst of you, A very short distance from their ideas and their concerns. Because there is no alternative to it. Being at home, doing nothing, letting others choose for you, I think this is not the right solution. Going to the polls is a tool, of course imperfect, but it is necessary to listen.
But we have the impression that the uncertainty that existed before the presidential election was never so strong.
Yes, that’s what the lyze application means. Three months later we realize that this difficulty in getting into the political landscape continues. We experienced a certain presidential campaign between Kovit, the crisis in Ukraine, and the incumbent President declaring himself too late. The campaign did not really land on the ground. It is true that there are a few hours from the deadline. I am very worried. I fear that we are reaching a form of democratic exhaustion and even more referendum. That’s why, with a large majority in Sunday’s vote, I like to try as hard as I can to sound the toxin to prove the predictions wrong.
Have you already decided who to vote for on Sunday?
Yes, I have decided for whom I should go. I will go to the polls, so frankly, I will vote on Sunday, as I believe, as many of us as possible.
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