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French Presidential Election 2017
« on: April 21, 2017, 14:30:52 »
Speak of the devil ...
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French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of exploiting Thursday’s deadly attack in Paris, as the killing cast a shadow over the final campaigning before the first round of elections on Sunday ...

I tend to believe that these renewed attacks are indeed swinging voters in her direction.  It would not surprise me to see her win.
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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 08:12:52 »
I expect that LePen will be the next President of France followed by a FrenchExit from the EU.

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 08:23:55 »
I don't know if LePen will get that much support to be the next one in the Presidency, but I do expect she'll gain votes because of this attack.
I'm just like the CAF, I seem to have retention issues.

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 15:56:39 »
Macron, Le Pen qualify for 2nd round of France's presidential election.  Full story at link below

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Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday's first round of voting, early projections indicated.

In a race that was too close to call up to the last minute, Macron, a pro-European Union ex-banker and economy minister who founded his own party only a year ago, was projected to get 24 per cent by the pollster Harris and 23.7 per cent by Elabe.

Le Pen, leader of the anti-immigration and anti-EU National Front, was estimated to have taken 22 per cent by both institutes. Three further pollsters all projected broadly similar results.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/france-election-vote-1.4081777
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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 21:25:43 »
As much as I wish she could, I doubt she can get 50+ percent of the vote in the runoff.
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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 22:12:02 »
As much as I wish she could, I doubt she can get 50+ percent of the vote in the runoff.
Then again, according to just about every pollster, pundit and polemicist, we should be suffering the curse of another Clinton in the WH right now  ;D

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2017, 22:42:32 »
Then again, according to just about every pollster, pundit and polemicist, we should be suffering the curse of another Clinton in the WH right now  ;D

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 08:32:44 »
Well Macron won with 25% of French voters either staying home or spoiling their ballets. With the terror attacks in Paris that city went 90% for Macron. O well its another socialist running France although interestingly the platforms of LePen and Macron were pretty similar. Bon Chance France !!

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 08:52:31 »
I guess only the French could manage to "spoil their ballets".  [:D

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 08:58:51 »
While disappointed that Le Pen didn't win, as that would have hastened the demise of the EU, I cannot be too disappointed in Macron.

The French, at the end of the day, cast off the two establishment parties that have run France for the past 50 years, and elected a man who a year ago was a relative unknown.

The anti establishment sentiment is alive and well in France, it just couldn't rally behind Le Pen due to her party still being deemed too toxic.
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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 08:59:39 »
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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 09:03:04 »
I guess only the French could manage to "spoil their ballets".  [:D
....and an American wishing France (or anyone) good luck following their election.    :rofl:

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 09:42:18 »
Journeyman did I forget to wish Canada luck on Trudeau's election ? If I did Good Luck. :D
I am most satisfied with the result of our election so in that spirit I want to pass it on. I view Macron and Trudeau as a Bill Clinton like politician. Sometimes the voters make a mistake eventually everything works out.

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 11:45:31 »
France is lost. Hopefully, the right takes Germany. If not, I fear most of Europe is done also.
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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 12:03:55 »
Macron: 20,753,798

Le Pen: 10,644,118

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/07/europe/macron-le-pen-french-election-results/

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2017, 12:31:36 »
France is lost. Hopefully, the right takes Germany. If not, I fear most of Europe is done also.

There was a story yesterday about the Germans had found Nazi stuff in a barracks and were now doing further inspections.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39835609

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Re: "FrFrench Presidential Election 2017
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2017, 13:45:45 »
There was a story yesterday about the Germans had found Nazi stuff in a barracks and were now doing further inspections.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39835609
It took them until 2017 to figure that out?  I spent a week in Calw thirty years ago with the German Fallschirmjägerbataillon 251 (getting my German jump quals - natch  ;D) and they weren't shy about tracing their lineage back to the WW2 Wehrmacht airborne troops - all images (incl. one heck of a mural in the barracks staircase) minus the swastika, of course.