As the French elect their new President of the Republic on May 6th, the last Café Histoire before the summer break offers an opportunity to go back over 164 years of Presidential system. The first presidential elections were held in 1848 and won by Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, whose first mandate was a traumatising experience. Despite these first hectic years, the presidential system had survived and developed according to the succession of governments.
Talk in French (advanced level) by Patrick Landri.
Members : £5/ Non members : £8
Book now by phone at 0131 225 53 66 or come to the Institute.
Picture: Charles de Gaulle, President of the French Republic from 1959 to 1969 - Official Portrait