With the French Presidential elections taking place, we asked the UK public whether they would want to switch to a directly elected leader system, as is the case in France, or whether they would prefer to continue with the current system.

Nearly half (49%) of those asked said they would prefer to keep the present system. However, 30% said they were in favour of a system more aligned with that in France.

France is on the cusp of having a directly elected President who does not represent the largest parties in the government.

In the UK the Prime Minister is usually the leader of the largest party, resulting from the General Election.

Fieldwork dates, methodology and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.

For a more detailed breakdown of results from this poll or any other results from our polling series, please get in touch by email or phone.



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