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>> He's never been in politics before. And now, he wants to travel around his constituency in a fortuneteller's caravan. That he rode business consultant, Guillaume Kasbarian, is just one of an army of novices, he was elected into the French Parliament last month. Sweeping to power as part of President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move Party.
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Reuters, Ingrid Melander, went to meet him.>> He has a bit of the energy of the newcomer, right? He's very enthusiastic and he really wants to change the way politics is done, him and all the other newcomers in the French Parliament. He found these some fortuneteller's vans, sort of red and green, wooden, 1950s caravan and he is gonna get it repainted and he's gonna use it to drive all around his constituency, the 66 villages.
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And he wants to do that one day a week and he said it's a way to engage with people because people just don't feel connected with politics anymore.>> Some fortunate 15 of closely 577 law makers are completely new to parliament. A seismic shift for the French political landscape, may of these rookies say they want to do politics differently.
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>> That one will make us say that we are headed for some resolutions that they will have to see that things don't get done as quickly as they can be done in the business world. There are rules that needs to be followed. You need to know who's the powerful people in Parliament.
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It's a lonely process. I mean, one of them told me, it took him two years to understand how things work in parliament.>> The last time there were as many fresh faces in France's Parliament was in 1958 under wartime hero, Charles de Gaulle. It eventually ended badly for many of the newcomers.
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They voted a no confidence motion in 1962, and De Gaulle immediately dissolved parliament to call snap elections. For now though, Kasbarian and co are on a mission to make French politics fun again.