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Don't be fooled by the Gaullian mystique: the most important election will be the National Assembly in June. Even under the presidential regime of the Fifth Republic, there's precious little a president can do without a majority at the Assembly.

Should Fillon or Hamon win, this would be a known tune:  a LR or PS majority would probably emerge. One could argue that Macron is a kind of PS/MoDem in disguise, so a PS majority might do the trick for him (or not). In the case of Le Pen, we are truly in uncharted territory.

by Bernard on Mon Mar 27th, 2017 at 08:35:03 PM EST

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