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France's party system in 2022

Knapp, A. (2022) France's party system in 2022. Modern and Contemporary France, 30 (4). pp. 495-515. ISSN 1469-9869

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/09639489.2022.2134849


The 2022 presidential election saw Emmanuel Macron win a widely-expected second term in a run-off against Marine Le Pen, confirming the demise of the pre-2017 party system. In the ensuing parliamentary elections, however, Macron’s party lost its majority, and the divided opposition forces staged a partial recovery. Most notably, the ‘republican front’, which had hitherto limited the far-right Rassemblement National’s access to elective office, crumbled. This article analyses the transformation and destabilization of France’s party system through the lenses of France’s electoral system, the evolution of socio-political cleavages, and the behaviour of key players before and during the election campaign.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Modern European Histories and Cultures
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Languages and Cultures > French
ID Code:108674
Publisher:Taylor and Francis


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