A French focus group study published on Monday suggests that 40% of French would welcome an authoritarian government. Depending on how one understands authoritarianism, this number could be more close to 60%.
The study conducted by Ifop engaged over 1000 French adults and involved polling of groups divided according to their party preference – National Front, Republican, Socialists, far left – and asked to what extend they agree or disagreed with the following statement:
"Some people think...
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