Le Vote normal
Les élections présidentielle et législatives d'avril-mai-juin 2012
With Marilyn Augé, Pierre Avril, Daniel Boy, Frédérik Cassor, Bruno Cautrès, Flora Chanvril-Ligneel, Jean Chiche, Elisabeth Dupoirier, Odile Gaultier-Voituriez, Christine Gire, Gérard Grunberg, Jérôme Jaffré, Karolina Koc Michalska, Laurence Morel, Anne Muxel, Christophe Piar, Luc Rouban, Sylvie Strudel, Gauthier Vaillant, Thierry Vedel
The Presidential and Legislative Elections of April, May and June 2012
The presidential and legislative elections that took place during April, May and June 2012 led to the expression of a 'normal vote'.
Normal, in the sense that one of the presidential candidates, François Hollande, compared this political situation with the ‘abnormal’ or ‘non-standard’ behaviour of his successive challengers, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Nicolas Sarkozy. Normal, finally, because 2012’s sanction vote dealt a major blow to both the outgoing president and his legislators, much like in other European countries also experiencing the crisis.
Will such political ‘normality’ be tenable over the course of a presidential term? Would a ‘normal presidency’ grow inopportune when its authority and majority rule ultimately face major difficulties and an unusual set of circumstances?