President Emmanuel Macron Wants Proportional Representation for France

On July 3, Emmanuel Macron, president of France, delivered a speech to both houses of the national legislature of France, and said he wants proportional representation for France. Although western and central Europe generally uses proportional representation, Britain and France do not.

Macron also said that the government of the European Union must become more democratic. He said Britain left the European Union because of the problem that it is not response to European voters.


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President Emmanuel Macron Wants Proportional Representation for France — 5 Comments

  1. Hopefully it’ll be mixed-member using multi-member districts and single-transferable.

  2. France used proportional representation until the 5th Republic, and also used it in 1986. It got rid of it both times for a reason.

    Macron said that he wanted a “degree” of proportional representation and wanted to cut the size of Parliament by 1/3.

  3. “It got rid of it both times for a reason.” Yeah, to centralize power in the hands of a few elitist and limit the public’s choice of representatives so the elite could implement their draconian policies without push back. Same reason we don’t have it in the US.

  4. Mixed member proportional (MMP) is how party bosses insure that their insider picks make the list and that gives them an unfair advantage.

    I doubt that anything Fairvote and Rob Richie helped write will ever be PR.

    So I can see them implementing MMP since they have always brought crummy ideas to the table like IRV in single-end districts which is no good.

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