France: A Sea Change on the Left
Against The Current vol. 137

Remy, Yann
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1937

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/11/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13453

In contrast with the United States, where the political arena has been dominated by two entrenched parties for a century, France has gone through major changes since the end of World War II. Back then, workers' demands were mostly put forward by the French Communist Party (PCF) which had over 30% of the vote, and the fear of a revolution forced the ruling class to concede to demands such as universal healthcare (called Sécurité sociale).

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