The End of Gaullism and the Birth of the President’s Party

@inproceedings{Knapp2004TheEO,
  title={The End of Gaullism and the Birth of the President’s Party},
  author={Andrew Knapp},
  year={2004}
}
  • A. Knapp
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science, History
‘Fifth Republic keeps wafer-thin majority in the Assembly’, announced Le Monde on 14 March 1967, referring to the Gaullists’ narrow parliamentary election victory. For many observers, over a decade and more, the Gaullist UNR was not just a party; it was cosubstantial with the regime itself. This perception had been shaped in part by the sharp opposition between Gaullists and the cartel des non at the October 1962 referendum on the direct election of the president. But it was also underpinned by…