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un parti = a party
le gouvernement = the government
un ministre = a minister
un sondage = an opinion poll / a survey
le pouvoir = power
le président = the president
le premier ministre = the prime minister
le Sénat = the Senate (Upper House)
un élu = someone elected



la politique = politics / a policy
la droite = the right wing
la gauche = the left wing
une élection (présidentielle) = Election
la proportionnelle = proportional representation
une voix = a vote
une circonscription = a constituency
l'Assemblée Nationale = the National assembly (the Lower house)



les pouvoirs publics = the public authorities
les affaires étrangères = foreign affairs



gagner un siège = to win a seat
cohabiter = to work together
voter = to vote
dépenser = to spend (money)
décider = to decide

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