No New Bedfellows

Schonfeld, William R.
April 1978
New Republic;4/1/78, Vol. 178 Issue 13, p10
Analyzes the results of the French elections in which the governing majority retains control over 290 of the 300 seats it had in the outgoing parliament. Total number of deputies of the left opposition; Factors that influence political commentators and pollsters' expectations for a dramatic change in the government; Factors that influence voters to reject the Socialist party; Unions' announcement of their willingness to negotiate with the new government; Significance of the election result on President Giscard d'Estaing's vision of a liberal political society.


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