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La France pour tous? The French presidential elections of 23 April and 7 May 1995

Cole, Alistair Mark 1995. La France pour tous? The French presidential elections of 23 April and 7 May 1995. Government and Opposition 30 (3) , pp. 327-346. 10.1111/j.1477-7053.1995.tb00131.x

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Jacques Chirac was elected fifth President of the French Fifth Republic on 7 May 1995. After 21 years, a politician claiming the Gaullist mantle is once again the occupant of the Elysée Palace. The spontaneous demonstration of countless thousands of Chirac supporters in the Place de la Concorde on the evening of the 7 May was sweet revenge for a candidate who had previously failed on two occasions to secure election, in 1981 and 1988 against the Socialist François Mitterrand. Like the former President, Chirac was elected on his third attempt. Like Mitterrand, President Chirac possesses the necessary presidential attributes of perseverance in adversity, a willingness to learn from past mistakes, and the support of a powerful political party.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0017-257X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 March 2017
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 01:57

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