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“There’s a long tradition in #France that goes back to the Bonapartist idea of wanting to be above party, of wanting to link left and right. But it is very difficult to do. Because ultimately they are being pulled in different directions. De Gaulle wanted to be above party but he found himself leading a party. #Macron would like to be above party. It’s an almost impossible job for anyone including De Gaulle. By 1968, it wasn’t working so well for de Gaulle because you are so exposed and are the lightning conductor for all the frustrations and the problems the French have.”
Julian Jackson, professor of Modern French History and Head of the School of History, Queen Mary University of London, author of De Gaulle
“It’s really curious that the focus is only on the President. You don’t speak about the Parliament and the parliamentarians. I think this is really the problem in France. Yes, the President speaks to the people but normally, the representatives of the people are the parliamentarians. I think we know now a better cooperation between political groups and to show to our electors that there are real discussions in the parliament and that we are a force. The government has to discuss with us all.”
Sabine Thillaye, Ecologie Démocratie Solidarité MP for the 5th circonscription of Indre-et-Loire
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In This Story: France
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.