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French Elections, American Elections: The Political Pendulum Will Prevail

In 1981, the French Socialist Party, or Parti Socialiste, took power for the first time when Francois Mitterrand won national elections. Mitterrand appealed to his constituents by instituting a populist, far-left economic policy shortly after taking office, which included increasing pensions to older people, raising housing allocations, and augmenting health benefits for unemployed and part-time working citizens. Today, […]