The French Legislative Elections: The Implications for France, Europe and Ireland

IIEA21st June 20172min
The French electorate returns to the polling stations on June 11 and June 18 to elect 577 deputies to sit in the National Assembly. A majority for the newly formed party of the new President, La Republique En Marche (REM) would allow President Macron to pursue unhindered his policy of radical change of French politics and of the French Republic. The results of these elections and their widespread implications for France, Europe and Ireland, were analysed by the participants in this seminar.

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About the Speech:

The French electorate returns to the polling stations on June 11 and June 18 to elect 577 deputies to sit in the National Assembly. A majority for the newly formed party of the new President, La Republique En Marche (REM) would allow President Macron to pursue unhindered his policy of radical change of French politics and of the French Republic. The results of these elections and their widespread implications for France, Europe and Ireland, were analysed by the participants in this seminar.

 

About the Speaker:

Emmanuelle Schon-Quinlivan is a lecturer in European political science in the Department of Government, UCC. Born in France, she graduated in European law and political science from La Sorbonne (BL), Sciences Po Paris (MA) and Edinburgh University (LLM); Robert Elgie is the Paddy Moriarty Professor of Government and International Studies, DCU. He is the editor of the journal French Politics. He is the Review Editor for the journal Government and Opposition. He is also the lead co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of French Politics published by Oxford University Press in 2016.