Within government circles, there was particular concern about the failure to secure sufficient committed support within the social elites. More than two-thirds of the successful official candidates in the 1852 elections were former Legitimist and Orleanist notables whose loyalties might well be considered to be conditional. In the regime’s early years, with republicanism subject to intense repression, these were the forms of opposition most freely expressed.
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