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Re: Bits from the DPL: FTP assistants, marketing team, init scripts, elections

Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org> wrote:
> On lun, 2008-02-25 at 23:53 +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > Many countries still sometimes have
> > heads of state and government from opposing political views (French
> > "cohabitation") and it puts the brakes on the more radical reforms,
> > but the fifth republic (for example) hasn't fallen yet.
> President and congressman are now elected the same year, for 5 years. So
> cohabitation is not really possible anymore. [...]

Well, the President can still call assembly elections AIUI, so
cohabitation still looks really possible if the president's party
makes only a slight or coalition win in one of the votes, but it's
never likely to last as long as the most recent 5-year Chirac-Jospin

But this is detail: cohabitations have worked in government and still
often occur in business, with an outgoing executive leader taking a
non-executive official role, or leadership by a college representing
different views.

Hope that explains,
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