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Le bipartisme imparfait en France et en Europe

Abstract : This article readdresses the argument according to which the French partisan system is being shaped by a tendency towards an imperfect two-party system, by subjecting it to the tests of comparison. It establishes that whatever the method of representation, the European dynamic is moving towards an increased domination of two main parties, with the exception of certain countries that have a longstanding tradition of multiple cleavages. The French partisan system is a leading contributor in this shift. In 2007, the UMP and the PS were clearly dominant owing to their capacity to win a presidential election and obtain a majority in the National Assembly, even if this domination is not – or not yet – reflected in terms of the electorate.
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Gérard Grunberg, Florence Haegel. Le bipartisme imparfait en France et en Europe. Revue internationale de politique comparée, 2007, 14 (2), pp.325 - 339. ⟨hal-03459566⟩

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