POL 02 - January 23, 2008

POL 02 - January 23, 2008 - 1/23/2008 1 January 23, 2008...

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Unformatted text preview: 1/23/2008 1 January 23, 2008 • Institutional foundations of French Fifth Republic 1 • Mixed Presidential-Parliamentary system New institutional framework: the mixed system • Added a powerful president to 2 parliamentary system • Switched from PR to SMD majoritarian electoral system The Dual Executive, 1997 - 2002 Premier Jospin and Cabinet 3 President Jacques Chirac Conservative Coalition Leftist Coalition Vote Vote Vote Vote 1/23/2008 2 The Dual Executive, 2002 - 2005 Premier Raffarin and Cabinet 4 President Jacques Chirac Conservative Coalition Conservative Coalition Vote Vote Vote Vote Parliament (bicameral) • Upper House: Senate Lower House: National Assembly 5 • Lower House: National Assembly Executive #1: The President • Popularly elected • Head of State • Appoints Premier & Cabinet 6 • Conducts foreign affairs 1/23/2008 3 Executive #2: The Premier (Prime Minister) and Cabinet • Premier is appointed by President • Oversees daily functioning of governmen 7 government • Nominates members of the Cabinet Party control of the dual...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POL 03 taught by Professor Andrews during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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POL 02 - January 23, 2008 - 1/23/2008 1 January 23, 2008...

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