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The mucul of pandats. No, the dual mandate. Nothing to do. Unlike pandas, dippers, the cumulistes, are not endangered. Nothing prohibits or so little .

The cumulonimbus cloud is not a

Benoît Hamon (PS) is regrettable. He who says on Twitter he had not had a good Sunday, also has lost his compensation. It could also, if confirmed in practice what he had said during the campaign, turn to the private as he had done before MEP in the previous legislature. The fall is often hard for the non-elect, and especially the non-reelected. The best protection against these avatars of democracy is the dual mandate. This is the meaning of this article to try to see more clearly from the MEPs elected contingent in France on Sunday, June 7 there. In my view, the cumulonimbus , that n creep accumulation , darkening representativeness. The question is not here speaking of accumulated earnings (which is in any case a maximum), an interesting topic , but annex relative to the effectiveness of our elected officials. To optimize the work of data collection, I am also interested in the age and sex of MEPs. All tables are available here in Excel format or here in PDF format.

Scrub the parliament

French MEPs are not considered particularly strong presence in the European parliament. These are not the only ones. In their defense, they often indicate that the job of an MEP is not just to sit in the sessions. Either. But it does not consist drying sessions. No method of accounting for investigation can not fully satisfy the quality criteria of the presence of an MEP. Still, the results are altogether edifying as can be read here .

The idea of ​​this article is to see if the dual mandate can be a barrier to the exercise of its function as an MEP. It is also to show if there are differences between the various political movements in terms of presenting their candidates. If I have my own political ideas (my beliefs lead me to the center), I went facts to draw a post hoc analysis. If errors are shown in the tables, thank you so stated. Similarly, if you think your statement may be relevant to be shared with the readers of this article. I invite you to do so directly to my email address mcabon@gmail.com or via the comments below this post.



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Gender distribution.

While the gender balance is required to validate the filing of his list, no special requirement is then to political parties to present as many women as men on the list. Furthermore it is the voters who choose to make that their voice. The results are therefore to be considered with these parameters in mind. Nevertheless. There are four French MEPs more than MEPs. 52.8% against 47.2%. Brussels two parties send more women than men: Modem (66%) and the Greens (57%). Among the "major parties", the PS is the worst student in the class with only 42% of MEPs.

Age distribution.

The average age of the French MEP is 53 years and 7 months. It is consistent with the average age of the French deputy.

The average age of the MEP sortan t was 58 years. This is the average age qu'auront our new MEPs in 2014 (as a parliamentarian or not they will take a year older every year until the end of their mandate). No rejuvenation French Euro-politicians. The situation is different in different movements. If Jean-Marie Le Pen, octogenarian raises the average of his party, other political movements are consistent with the global average except the Greens with just under 50 average age. The youngest being Damien Abad (UMP-NC) and 29 years. It would push a little further the question, but one can question the influence that age has on policy thinking when you're an elected fifties and one is elected in their fifties or more given the rate of abstention among young people in these elections.

Multiple directorships.

37 of the French MEPs MEP combine their function with another term, or 51% of dippers. Sometimes with the simple function of alderman "for local ownership," sometimes with substantial executive functions (President of the General Council, vice president of local authorities ...).

The only movement to be within half pluralist is the environmental movement with 14%, two of its 14 MEPs combine their duties with other duties. They both are in the constituency of the southeast.

Among the government parties, the UMP is leading with 2.3 of its MEPs who accumulate, followed by 57% PS.

For environmentalists, the reason lies in the recency of their organization, federation of interests and environmentalists figures, so the youth policy of their candidates. But also a line of thought that rejects the idea of cumulation "stop consumerism mandates," including non-submission of the outgoing MEP Onesta , recognized by his peers for his work as MEP is the instance.

It's the opposite for the UMP and the PS who preferred due?, have local figures , to be loaded locomotives list. This also gives MEPs which we already see the schedules and overloaded agenda. Time will tell if these Stakhanovists representation will have time to lay the reports involved in their duties. Among the outgoing MEPs is Philippe Morillon (UDF) which was the hardest working relationship with 22 MPs to his credit.

Survey Methodology.

I took the results of the European elections on Sunday, April 7 on the eight French constituencies.

Assignment. Elected officials are assigned to parties or movements that led the campaign. So we will not see include the New Center recorded under UMP label, same for environmentalists including many elected officials are not members of the Greens or the Left Front, where no distinction is made according to whether they belong the party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon or the French Communist Party.

Age. Age is recognized on the election year minus year of birth. Consider for example a person born in 1973, from 2009 to 1973 = 36 years. Even if that person was born after June 7 This is for practical reasons to avoid having to find the precise date of birth, without the Chinese astrological sign or ascendant, or positions of the moon at the time of birth.

Mandate. Going through the biographies of the candidates were recognized mandates they hold in the day of the election. These warrants are classified as executive mandate is when the elected MP, mayor, deputy mayor, vice-president of the General Council, the Regional Council of Urban Community. I do not count the important functions within a political party or ancillary functions dependent on their mother money (example: Chairman of the Board of directors of a hospital for a big-city mayor). The other functions, Councillor type are not classified as executive mandate. The case is different for Paris where councilors are councilors Paris because of the dual status of this community.


I considered Michel Barnier, Rachida Dati and Brice Hortefeux, Minister at the relevant time, or have resigned their position of Minister (Michel Barnier and Rachida Dati in the next redesign) or their function as MEP ( Brice Hortefeux ) . In the latter case, I took the person who was following in the order listed. For Jean-François Kahn, he had indicated during the campaign that he would resign from his post if the list was not elected two. Duly noted. It also remains to be seen what will Mélenchon, Senator and MEP, two incompatible functions according to law.

In the weeks and months ahead, politicians will eventually resign their mandate as an MEP or some of their local functions or otherwise acquire others, partly because of regional and local elections of 2010, or the during local by-elections. The data tables provided will be amended accordingly.

Two newly elected will represent France if the Lisbon Treaty enters into force. Indeed, France will have 74 seats in the European Parliament under the Treaty and the recent elections have provided 72 The choice should rest with the French parliament to decide on the identity of the two additional representatives should not upset the political balance or, or the balance in terms of gender distribution, age and accumulated.

It would be good to look at these results in terms of the previous administration and to compare them with those of our neighbors to determine specific trends in French representation. Regarding the French parliament, an investigation by the New York Times showed that 85% of the French parliamentarians had multiple duties with another elective office against 20% for comparable democracies like Italy, Germany and Britain. From there to explain absenteeism parliamentary ...

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