Cordon Sanitaire

Cordon sanitaire — or quarantine line — is a French phrase that, literally translated, means "sanitary cordon". Though in French it originally denoted a barrier implemented to stop the spread of disease, it has often been used in English in a metaphorical sense to refer to attempts to prevent the spread of an ideology deemed unwanted or dangerous, such as the containment policy adopted by George F. Kennan against the Soviet Union.

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Cordon Sanitaire - Electoral Politics
... Commentators dubbed this agreement Belgium's cordon sanitaire ... While no formal new “cordon sanitaire” agreement has been signed against it, it nevertheless remains uncertain whether any mainstream Belgian party will enter ... Several members of various Flemish parties have questioned the viability of the cordon sanitaire ...
Centre Democrats (Netherlands) - History - In Parliament (1989–1998)
... decision by the other parties in Parliament and government to place a cordon sanitaire around the party ... The cordon sanitaire turned out to be counterproductive with the Centre Democrats winning 77 seats in the 1994 local elections and gaining representation in almost every ... directly rather than maintain a strict cordon sanitaire around it ...
Vlaams Blok - History - Rise of The Party (1988–2004)
... including the People's Union) signed a cordon sanitaire (hygienic barrier), where the parties agreed to never conclude any political agreements with the Vlaams Blok, nor make ... and 2000, only to find themselves effectively blocked by the cordon sanitaire ... in the three traditional parties forming a majority government, retaining the cordon sanitaire ...

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