52. The year of political death

For an analysts like me, it is kind of obligatory to consider the passing year. Whose year was it? What was the year about? I could easily say that 2016 was the year of the Fillon-surprise, but in fact, it was rather the year of political death. In 2016 – unexpectedly or not – France executed a major part of Read More …

16. National Assembly: a crucial test for the Valls government

Vote of confidence in the National Assembly The main political event of week 15 in France is the vote of confidence asked for by the new government. It will take place in the National Assembly this Tuesday at 15:00 CET. The Constitution of the Fifth Republic does not require the government to engage its responsability after the nomination of a Read More …