Protesters Hope to “Sweep Away” Hollande

May 5 in Paris, thousands of people surrounded Place de la Bastille demanding changes in President François Hollande’s unsuccessful austerity policies. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, one of the founders of the Front de Gauche (FG), organized the rally this Sunday, following the May 1 Labor Day protests. Mélenchon reported that 180,000 came out to the event. With […]

What the Ipsos Survey Does Not Say

Back in February, Science Po’s Political Studies Center and the Jean Jaurès Foundation presented a new Ipsos study for Le Monde called “France 2013: new divisions.” The survey polled 1016 people above the age of 18, attempting to gauge French approval regarding their own society and government. But behind the numerous questions and survey-tailored wording, […]