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Understanding the French elections

This is a restricted workshop on the forthcoming French elections to understand the challenges and possible scenarios.

Date: April 19, 2017, 12:30 pm Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

At this brainstorming-session,we will discuss, among others, questions such as:

  • How does the French electoral system work?
  • What are the current trends in polls and should we trust them?
  • In case of an unlikely victory by Marine Le Pen: what would be possible scenarios for the economy?
  • In case of a victory by Macron: what would his economic and european policies be? What will Fillon’s (and other candidates) political future be?
  • Re-composition of the French political landscape: what can we expect from the June parliamentary elections? Can we expect a stable majority for the winner of the presidential election or is a “co-habitation” possible?

    This an off-the record workshop, participation is only open to Bruegel’s members. 


Grégory Claeys

Research Fellow

Thomas Guénolé-Ryzhakov

Political Scientist

Bruno Jeanbart

Deputy Managing Director, Opinion Way

Guillaume Tusseau

Professor of Public Law, Member of the Institut universitaire de France

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

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