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The mucul of pandats. No, multiple directorships. Nothing to see. Unlike the pandas, dippers, the cumulistes, are not endangered. Nothing prohibited or so little .

The cumulonimbus is a cloud

Benoît Hamon (PS) is regrettable. He who says on Twitter he had not had a good Sunday also just lost his remuneration. It could thus, if confirmed in practice what he had said during the campaign, to 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 quota MEPs elected in France Sunday, June 7 To me, cumulonimbus , that n creep accumulation , darker representation. The question is not here to speak accumulated income (which is anyway capped), an interesting topic , but Annex compared to the effectiveness of our elected officials. To optimize the data collection work, I am also interested in the age and sex of MEPs. All tables is available here in Excel format or here in PDF format.

Scrub the parliament

French MEPs are not considered particularly present in the European Parliament. These are not the only ones. In their defense, they often indicate that the MEP job is not just to sit in the sessions. Either. But it does not is to dry the sessions. No investigative accounting method can not fully satisfy the quality criteria of the presence of an MEP. Nevertheless, 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 MEP. It is also to show if there are differences between different political movements from the point of view of the presentation of 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 appear in the tables, thank you indicate. Even 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 or via the comments below this post.


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Gender distribution.

While the gender balance is sought to validate the filing of the list, no special requirement is then to political parties to present as many women as men in the list. In addition it is the voters who choose to bring that voice. The results are therefore to be considered with these parameters in mind. Nevertheless. There are 4 French MEPs from more than MEPs. 52.8% against 47.2%. Both parties send Brussels 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 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 rejuvenating the 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 overall average except Greens with just under 50 average age. The youngest being Damien Abad (UMP-NC) and its 29 years. It would push a little further the question, but one can question the influence that age can have on the political reflections when one is elected fifties and one is elected in their fifties or more given the youth abstention rate in the elections.

Multiple directorships.

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

The only movement to be within half cumulard is the environmental movement with 14% two of its 14 MEPs combine their mandate with other functions. They are both in the southeast of the district.

Among the governing 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 organizations, interests and environmentalists federation figures, so the political youth candidates. But also a line of thought that denies the idea of accumulation, "stop the mandates of consumerism ', the no-show of outward MEP Onesta , recognized by his peers for his MEP work is the example.

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

Survey Methodology.

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

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

Age. Age is recognized based on the year of the election within the year of birth. Take, for example for 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 search the precise date of birth, without the Chinese astrological sign or ascendant or the positions of the moon at the time of birth.

Mandate. Walking through the biographies of the candidates were recognized mandates they hold in the day of the election. These mandates are classified executive office when the elected representative is parliamentarian, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Vice-President of the General Council, Regional Council of Urban Community. I do not count the important functions within political party or dependent auxiliary functions of their office mater (Example: Chairman of the Board of Directors of a hospital for a big city mayor). The other functions, Councillor type are not classified executive mandate. The case is particularly Paris where advisers Paris councilors are also due to the dual status of this community.


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

In the weeks and months to come, the elect will eventually resigning their MEP mandate or some of their local functions or otherwise acquire others, partly because of the regional and local elections of 2010, or the opportunity for local elections. The tables provided will be modified accordingly.

Two new elected will represent France if the Lisbon Treaty enters into force. Indeed, France would count 74 seats in the European Parliament under the Treaty and the recent elections have provided 72. The choice should return to the French parliament to decide the identity of the two additional representatives should not upset nor political balances, nor the balance in terms of gender distribution, age and accumulated.

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

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