French Elections Round Two

April 1978
America;4/1/1978, Vol. 138 Issue 12, p254
The article analyzes the results of the second round of the March 1978 general elections in France. The governing coalition of French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing won the majority of seats in the National Assembly, defeating the alliance of the Socialist and Communist Parties. The voter turnout for the elections was as high as 85%, and the article interprets this as a sign that many of the people in France who sympathize with the Left had been alienated by the constant polemics between the Communist and Socialist parties.


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