Le vote incertain
Les élections régionales de 1998
The Uncertain Vote
The 1998 Local Elections
The regional elections of 1998 illustrated an eruption in the French political landscape. However, this was not due to the arrival of new political forces. The weight of abstention, the fragility of traditional political lines, the extreme weakness of emerging forces and the National Front's extraordinary capacity for damage uncorked a never before seen destabilization of the regional institution.