PoliticsWho is Raphaëlle Rosa, the youngest candidate in France?

Who is Raphaëlle Rosa, the youngest candidate in France?


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No electoral campaign this Wednesday afternoon for Raphaëlle Rosa. Case of force majeure: the candidate Les Républicains (LR) for the 8th constituency of Moselle will be in full baccalaureate. “I pass the test of economic and social sciences and Thursday, it’s history and geopolitics”, details to 20 minutes the 18-year-old high school student, not yet of age when she was invested by her party.


The young girl recounts it happily: she went there “on the nerve”. “I knew there were people much more legitimate than me in the 9th, where I live [Yutz, à côté de Thionville], but that the 8th was free. So I sent an email to MP Fabien Di Filippo to inquire and that’s it. Raphaëlle Rosa will be, on June 12, the youngest candidate in France in the first round of the legislative election. A real pride for this passionate about politics.

“Sometimes heated” debate with his father “who votes on the left”

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“I’ve been interested in it since I was little. Really from the college years and at 16, I got into it as soon as I could. At LR, “the party that best represents the Republican right”, but far enough from the convictions of his parents. ” Oh no ! We are not at all on the same political side. With my father, who votes on the left, it’s even sometimes stormy at the table even if it remains cordial, “plays this only child, who dreams of a career” in diplomacy. »

In this idea, she hopes to integrate next year a faculty of political science or law. In Metz, Paris or Bordeaux. Unless the next elections turn everything upside down… “It would be an honor to be a member of parliament, reacts the person concerned. Youth has its place in politics and I would like to represent it. We too often allow people who have not grown up in our time to vote on laws that concern us. »

“I’m not going to let go”

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In her constituency, now held by Brahim Hammouche (MoDem) and who could run again, she will also have to face Laurent Jacobelli (National Rally). Marine Le Pen’s spokesperson during the presidential campaign. Not easy! “But I’m not going to give up. I want to show that I have my place”, insists Raphaëlle Rosa, who has already towed on various demonstrations. With, inevitably, questions about his age.


“Either I say it, otherwise people ask me,” she admits. “I don’t hesitate to put it forward either, even if it shouldn’t be an excuse to vote for me. Anyway, we do not all grow up the same way and, I repeat, young people have their place in the National Assembly. “Answer on the evening of June 19. Before the baccalaureate results.

Source: 20minutes

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Janice Thomas is a content editor at 24 News Recorder. She has 5 years of journalism experience and she he is a graduate of Wittenberg University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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