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The Winds of Reason: Bulletin on the French Departementale Election Results

‘In a system divided between three powers, it’s imperative to be one of the two.’ — Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.

This morning’s weather forecast is for high winds and rising temperatures throughout la Hexagone. 425 more words

French elections- Conservatives win, socialists lose

France’s conservative UMP was the big winner in the second round of the country’s local elections. The governing Socialists suffered huge losses.

Exit polls Sunday evening indicated a huge triumph for former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who announced his return to politics last September. 221 more words

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Soul searching in France

France returns to the polls today in the latest round of local election results and while the French media and political commentators drew a huge sigh of relief when the Front National was beaten into second place, it has prompted a new bout of soul-searching. 257 more words