Hollande, Sarkozy set to advance in French election

Apr 22, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston.com

Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy are heading for a runoff in their race for France's presidency, according to partial official results in a vote that could alter the European political and economic landscape.

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Aliroger1

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HERE'S HOPING SARKOZY CRASHES AND BURNS

Little jerk is a failure.
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Socialists from France have great candidate at last. Good, honest, great politician with great proposals and Frenchman. Good luck.
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France can brace itself for 10 years of socialism to come.

Good luck with that!!
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French people will decide! Mindless comments from "mineur" capitalists in the UK and elsewhere have no significance. Merci.
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Apr 24, 2012
 
What if the Frontists ( with 18 percent of the total votes ) vote for Sarkozy. Sarkozy may still win in the second round.
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What if the Frontists ( with 18 percent of the total votes ) vote for Sarkozy. Sarkozy may still win in the second round.
The National Front is anti-Europe, anti-globalism, protectionist, etc...

It is closer to the Socialist Party ideologically than the UMP.

Also, a lot of'NF supporters are from the working class,they don't favour Sarkozy-s brand of conservatism.
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ronan wrote:
France can brace itself for 10 years of socialism to come.
Good luck with that!!
Socialism in France and America......The end of days is NEAR.
umm

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Apr 24, 2012
 
Why is a guy from Hollande running for French presidency?
Alexandre

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ronan wrote:
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The National Front is anti-Europe, anti-globalism, protectionist, etc...
It is closer to the Socialist Party ideologically than the UMP.
Also, a lot of'NF supporters are from the working class,they don't favour Sarkozy-s brand of conservatism.
Well Sarkozy is not conservative, he is way too soft, thats the problem
He promised he would clean the arabs with a karcher. well they're still around attacking and harassing people.

~A~
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Well Sarkozy is not conservative, he is way too soft, thats the problem
He promised he would clean the arabs with a karcher. well they're still around attacking and harassing people.
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And like a fool you believed him.

Nobody is going to "clean the arabs with a karcher" from France.

They are there legally, and most are also French citizen now.

You can abandon that dream and stop being so gullible when somebody says that: it won't happen.

Also, it's the Gaullists who first invited Arabs in France when they signed an agreement with Algeria to sponsor immigration to France in the 60s. Now Sarko and the UMP don't tell you that!
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Mitterand was the last goood president.
Chirac was not too bad.
the president is supposed to be representative of all the French people.
Usually the president sets the course, appoints the prime minister and it is the prime minister who governs.
Until Sarkozy the opportunist bling bling dwarf that has no respect for the people and the presidential function decided that all powers must be his, relegating Fillon to a secondary role.
When i say no respect for the function I mean it.
He once said that he had a hard job.
It's not a job dumbo Sarko it is an honour, you did not apply with a cv, you were elected.
Now please go away, far away.
ronan

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Mitterand was the last goood president.
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I don't think Mitterand was a good president for France; he left a terrible legacy behind him which France hasn't overcome yet, and signaled its decline.

Mitterand was a right-wing politician who hijacked the left to create the Socialist party. To get some credibility with the left, he introduced very populist policies that weakened the economy, and in particular, he pandered to the trade unions and the extreme left. The 35-hour week was introduced by him, for example, causing the ruin of many small and medium businesses.

He nationalised profitable industries and banks, introduced anti-business legislation and toyally demotivated France.
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ronan wrote:
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The National Front is anti-Europe, anti-globalism, protectionist, etc...
It is closer to the Socialist Party ideologically than the UMP.
Also, a lot of'NF supporters are from the working class,they don't favour Sarkozy-s brand of conservatism.
It's confusing when the National Front is considered by the French media as ultra right and the French PS is considered by the French as left wing. If the National Front is ultra right then they should vote for Sarkozy. Both the National Front and the PS want to nationalize or re-nationalize key industries like EDF-GDF, banks etc.. The only difference is that the PS think they can keep the immigrants and take some more whereas the National Front want to kick some of them out.
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If the National Front is ultra right then they should vote for Sarkozy..
Not really, the National Front and the UMP of Sarkozy are competing for the same audience: the right-wing votes.

A UMP defeat would weaken it considerably in the eyes of many French, and this is where Marine Le Pen wishes to step in.

Also, the ideology of both parties are not compatible; the FN is Euro-sceptic, anti-globalist and protectionist. This attitude is what attracted most of his supporters, and not the immigration issue.
The UMP is pro-EU, capitalist, pro-globalism and for free market.

For the future of the National Front, a UMP defeat is a good sign.
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I don't think Mitterand was a good president for France; he left a terrible legacy behind him which France hasn't overcome yet, and signaled its decline.
Mitterand was a right-wing politician who hijacked the left to create the Socialist party. To get some credibility with the left, he introduced very populist policies that weakened the economy, and in particular, he pandered to the trade unions and the extreme left. The 35-hour week was introduced by him, for example, causing the ruin of many small and medium businesses.
He nationalised profitable industries and banks, introduced anti-business legislation and toyally demotivated France.
It was not introduced by him but by Aubry!! stop acting like you know everything about french politics

you are totally wrong, again!!!

~A~
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It was not introduced by him but by Aubry!! stop acting like you know everything about french politics
you are totally wrong, again!!!
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I know perfectly well that the legislation for the 35-hour week came from Martine Aubry, Jacques delors' daughter.

I know quite a lot about French politics; it's like a soap opera!
It's so funny watching France committing collective suicide!

Probably that before long you will have a socialism president who will relax immigration laws, and bring more North Africans!! LOL
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ronan wrote:
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I know perfectly well that the legislation for the 35-hour week came from Martine Aubry, Jacques delors' daughter.
I know quite a lot about French politics; it's like a soap opera!
It's so funny watching France committing collective suicide!
Probably that before long you will have a socialism president who will relax immigration laws, and bring more North Africans!! LOL
Perhaps you prefer Victorian values? The 66 hour plus working week? Whats more, it appears that you have no problem with British politics, where graft and curruption is rife.(expences). Not to mention Lobbying and phone tapping. Where is your morality?

The City of London in collusion with Wall St. crashed the world economy (yet again), its called pure greed! Don't you know that!!

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Perhaps you prefer Victorian values? The 66 hour plus working week? Whats more, it appears that you have no problem with British politics, where graft and curruption is rife.(expences). Not to mention Lobbying and phone tapping. Where is your morality?
The City of London in collusion with Wall St. crashed the world economy (yet again), its called pure greed! Don't you know that!!
Pooh
Brits are good at shuffling papers :)))) Une economie de papier.
They're also good at trading and exploiting other nations resources . "Une nation de boutiquiers"

Yes Expat, its a thuggish economy and a fake democracy (run by plutocrats), a giant prison. Thatcher was the embodiement

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Brits are good at shuffling papers :)))) Une economie de papier.
They're also good at trading and exploiting other nations resources . "Une nation de boutiquiers"
Yes Expat, its a thuggish economy and a fake democracy (run by plutocrats), a giant prison. Thatcher was the embodiement
~A~
Vous avez la vérité
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Perhaps you prefer Victorian values? The 66 hour plus working week? Whats more, it appears that you have no problem with British politics, where graft and curruption is rife.(expences). Not to mention Lobbying and phone tapping. Where is your morality?
The City of London in collusion with Wall St. crashed the world economy (yet again), its called pure greed! Don't you know that!!
Pooh
Nothing wrong with some Victorian values in my book.

Nothing wrong with working hard and making money; that's a very good ethic in fact. We have plenty of people coming from the continent who come to put that in practice - many French in fact!

Corruption also exists in France, but under another form. The French diseases are cronism, hedonism and lazyness.

The US and the UK subscribe fully to capitalism; it has its merits and its drawback. Nothing wrong with greed and the desire to succeed; those are good motivators.

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