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Major French Constitutional Reform

A major package of constitutional amendments backed by President Sarkozy passed by a single vote last week in the constitutional commission, a special joint session of deputies and senators. The bill sets a two-term limit for presidents, gives parliament a veto over some presidential appointments, and ends government control over parliament’s committee system. Public debate

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Published on July 29, 2008
Author:          Filed under: hp, Tom Ginsburg

Why this forum?

Welcome! Here you will find commentary on issues and events surrounding constitutional design. The goal is the same as that for more generally: to connect scholars and drafters, neither of whom can very easily follow what the other does. To that end, we endeavor to bring to light two sorts of information: (1) reports

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Published on July 27, 2008
Author:          Filed under: hp, inaugural post, Zachary Elkins