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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

Global Politics

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


The Big Slap

‘La Gifle!’ That headline, adding insult to injury, echoed through the French press on Monday, often accompanied by a file photo of the President looking as though his eyes were watering. 523 more words

What would Jack have done?

Not understanding the French voting system, Alec and I voted yesterday. There is the ‘liste’ and on that list are the names of the people who would become mayor and make up his council.   267 more words

19 June 2012 (The Guardian) - Socialists storm in to French Assembly

(19 June 2012, AFR, p16, Angelique Chrisafis in Paris, from The Guardian)

Socialist party win absolute majority in French parliament

François Hollande‘s Socialist party has won an absolute majority in the French parliament, giving him a free hand in his attempts to drag France out of its economic crisis through a mixture of deficit-reduction and growth measures.’ 127 more words

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Front de Gauche: "Not a Good Result".

Avec dix députés élus sur dix-neuf sortants, le Front de gauche pourra cependant constituer un groupe parlementaire avec le soutien d’élus ultra-marins, pour faire porter les aspirations du mouvement social à l’Assemblée nationale. 33 more words

European Left