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1

fatherland

la patrie

(patrimony, matrimony, get married to your fatherland)

2

upcoming elections

les elections anticipées

3

elect someone in universal suffrage

elire qqn au suffrage universel

4

ballot, balloting

le scrutin

5

pass a law

voter une loi

6

freedom of religion

la liberte du culte

(freedom to belong to a cult)

7

self-determination

l'autodetermination

8

abstain (from voting)

s'abstenir

9

constituency

une conscription (electorale)

(conscript all the voters in your constituency and they won't vote for you)

10

parliamentary pay

l'indemnite parlementaire

11

dismiss

renvoyer

(messanger dismissed, sent back to where he came from)

12

minister of Justice

le/la Garde de Sceaux

(minister of justive, death, guards the waters of the Stix with his scythe)

13

carry out a cabinet reshuffle

proceder a un remaniement ministeriel

(reshuffle all the ministers' hands)

14

tax authorities

le fisc

15

tax somebody

imposer qqn

(taxed for being an impostor)

16

join

se rallier a

17

neo-Gaullist party

le RPR

18

party of centrist middle clases

l'UDF

19

police station

le commissariat

20

confess

passer aux aveux

(i confees to you that i tried to sell avon to eux)

21

a charge

une inculpation

22

dismissal of a charge

le non-lieu

23

give evidence for/against

déposer en faveur de/contre qqn

(I de-positioned myself to come give evidence at this trial)

24

self-defence

la légitime défense

25

imprisonment for life

la reclusion a perpetuite

26

institute preliminary procedures

mettre qqn en examen

(initiate an investigation for bringing a mouse into an exam)

27

police custody

la garde a vue

(guarding you where they can see you)

28

house search

une perquisition

(inquisition searches your house 5 times a week)

29

piece of evidence

une pièce a conviction

30

blackmail someone

faire chanter qqn

(blackmail someone with a tape of them singing)