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Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies$
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Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297840

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019829784X.001.0001

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France: Delegation and Accountability in the Fifth Republic

France: Delegation and Accountability in the Fifth Republic

(p.325) 9 France: Delegation and Accountability in the Fifth Republic
Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Jean-Louis Thiébault

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Describes the chain of delegation in the context of a semi-presidential democracy, which grafts a popularly elected president with extensive constitutional powers onto a more or less conventional parliamentary system. The direct linkage between the president and voters enables the president to dominate the other actors in the French parliamentary system, especially if the president is from the same party group as the parliamentary majority. If the president and the parliamentary majority are from different party groups (cohabitation), then the French system conforms more to the traditional delegation chain of a parliamentary regime.

Keywords:   cohabitation, constitution, hierarchy, political parties, president, prime minister, referendums, semi-presidentialism

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