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Prelude to a political crisis? Why France now has an abstention problem in legislative elections

Alexandropoulos, Alexandros (2017) Prelude to a political crisis? Why France now has an abstention problem in legislative elections. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Jun 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Emmanuel Macron’s La République en marche (LREM) are set to win a large majority of seats in the second round of the French legislative elections on 18 June. But perhaps the biggest story from the first round was the low turnout, with abstentions passing the 50 per cent mark. Alexandros Alexandropoulos suggests that declining turnout in French legislative elections can be traced as far back as the 1970s, and that with the electoral path considered to be futile by many French citizens, the country’s political tensions may well be expressed via the streets instead.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 08:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81303

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