POLITICS

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POLITICS

Masculine:

un parti = a party

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

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POLITICS

Feminine:

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)

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POLITICS

Plural:

les pouvoirs publics = the public authorities

les affaires étrangères = foreign affairs

Verbs:

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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THIRD WORLD

Masculine:

le tiers-monde = the third world

un bidonville = a shanty town

l'occident = the west

un régime = diet

un pays sous-développé = an under-developed county

un pays en voie de développement = a developing country

le droit = the right

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THIRD WORLD

Feminine:

la famine = famine

la sécheresse = drought

la guerre (civile) = (civil) war

l'aide = aid / help

l'eau potable = drinking water

la surpopulation = over population

l'inégalité = inequality

l'espérance de vie = life expectancy

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THIRD WORLD

Verbs:

aider = to help

nourrir = to feed

alléger = to lighten / to relieve

exploiter = to exploit

envoyer = to send

parrainer = to sponsor (a child)

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