Climate and Electoral Turnout in France

  title={Climate and Electoral Turnout in France},
  author={Christian Ben Lakhdar and Eric Dubois},
  journal={French Politics},
It is commonly stated that the climate has an impact on electoral turnout. This article aims to test this proposition that has not been scientifically proved in the French case yet. Using the last five parliamentary elections' turnout data and the corresponding climatic data on the voting day, our study shows that rain has a depressing effect on turnout, whereas sunshine and high temperatures incite people to vote. 

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