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Polls: Sarkozy Elected French President
Breitbart ^ | May 6, 2007 | Not Stated

Posted on 05/06/2007 11:18:57 AM PDT by Islander7

PARIS (AP) - French voters chose Nicolas Sarkozy as their new president on Sunday, giving the conservative a comfortable margin for victory and a mandate for change, result projections from four polling agencies showed. His Socialist opponent conceded minutes after polls closed.

The agencies said the conservative won 53 percent of the vote amid massive turnout, dashing Socialist Segolene Royal's hopes of being elected France's first woman president. The projections were based on vote counts from representative samples of hundreds of polling stations across the country.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; election; france; frenchelection
Good News!
1 posted on 05/06/2007 11:18:58 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Fox News reporting that Ms. Royal has waved the white surrender flag, which I gather she’s pretty good at.


3 posted on 05/06/2007 11:21:29 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (These are my principals. If you don't like them, I have others.)
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To: Islander7

French fries redux! Viva Le France!


4 posted on 05/06/2007 11:21:30 AM PDT by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

She’s already conceded.

Waiting for Sarko’s victory speech in about 10 minutes.


5 posted on 05/06/2007 11:23:37 AM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: Philistone

Coverage on CSPAN 1 right now. What great news.


6 posted on 05/06/2007 11:24:59 AM PDT by pending (TODAY)
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To: Islander7

C’est magnifique! I’m cracking open a bottle of champagne in Sarkozy’s honor.


7 posted on 05/06/2007 11:26:17 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Islander7

I wonder if Royals’ riots have started yet. /sarc


8 posted on 05/06/2007 11:27:21 AM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Islander7

Royal warned of violence if she didn’t win (where do we keep hearing that from?)

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/05/05/news/politics/10_70_075_4_07.txt

Seems the Socialist parties, as they did in Mexico, always see violence unless they win. The new campaign slogan of the ‘tolerant’ Socialists? Elect me or else!


9 posted on 05/06/2007 11:27:58 AM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Forgive me for asking (and not paying attention to the news), but what is so special about Sarkozy’s victory? Is he going to bring the out-of-control Muzzie piopulation under control?


10 posted on 05/06/2007 11:28:20 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: Islander7

It is a great day! The turnout was also amazing.


11 posted on 05/06/2007 11:29:48 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Great assertions require great empirical proof.)
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To: hoagy62

That’s one of the themes that he campaigned on.

We’ll see if he can succeed. At least he’ll try.


12 posted on 05/06/2007 11:31:14 AM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: Philistone

“A pro-US French politician...”

‘Together, everything is possible’.

Nice to hear, for a change.


13 posted on 05/06/2007 11:34:11 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: TonyRo76

YES, YES!

You and me both - my FAV is Bordeaux, and I've wanted some soooooo badly, but wouldn't support French ANYthing. MAYBE it's time ;-)

SCORE ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS, AND CELEBRATE!!!

14 posted on 05/06/2007 11:34:50 AM PDT by NordP (The greatest gift God can give us is LIFE. The greatest gift man can give to another is FREEDOM.)
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To: NordP

Nice to hear the guy being conciliatory to the losers.


15 posted on 05/06/2007 11:36:23 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: hoagy62

Sarkozy said, in July 2005 [during the riots], that the car torching muslims are vermin that must be wiped away!


16 posted on 05/06/2007 11:37:57 AM PDT by Postal Dude
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To: Islander7

Hillary take notice


17 posted on 05/06/2007 11:38:14 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Islander7; Charles Henrickson

I already know the theme of my next DUFU edition.


18 posted on 05/06/2007 11:39:06 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Islander7

Well let’s get the looting started shall we.


19 posted on 05/06/2007 11:41:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Islander7

Wow! Discusses the US publicly.

Controlled immigration policy.

France is with “women around the world who are beaten, who have to wear the burqa”! Big applause!


20 posted on 05/06/2007 11:42:15 AM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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Sarkozy, a Catholic, has caused controversy because of his views on the relationship between religion and state. In 2004, he published a book called La République, les religions, l'espérance (“The Republic, Religions, and Hope”),[28] in which he argued that the young should not be brought up solely on secular or republican values. He also advocated reducing the separation of church and state, including the government subsidy of mosques in order to encourage Islamic integration into French society.[29][30] He flatly opposes financing of religious institutions with funds from outside France. There has also been controversy over his attitude to the Church of Scientology — which has itself been the subject of significant controversy in France — after meeting with Tom Cruise.[31]

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Sarkozy#_note-27


21 posted on 05/06/2007 11:44:42 AM PDT by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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To: TonyRo76

That’s exactly my thought today. And I can add French cheese to the Danish cheese I’m serving my guests at a dinner I’m hosting!


22 posted on 05/06/2007 11:44:58 AM PDT by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: Islander7
So When do the RIOTS start that Royal promised???
23 posted on 05/06/2007 11:46:36 AM PDT by Shots (Loose lips sink ships)
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To: Philistone

This is from “news” outlet called Reuters reacting (should I say mourning) to the French election results: “opinion polls regularly suggested voters preferred Royal”.

Hey guys at Reuters and “news” outlets elsewhere: faking polls is not always enough, you know...


24 posted on 05/06/2007 11:48:08 AM PDT by alecqss
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To: NordP

Me too! I haven’t bought a French wine since the Iraq war started. Maybe I’ll head over to my favorite local wine store and buy a nice bordeaux to celebrate!!


25 posted on 05/06/2007 11:48:53 AM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Islander7

Mon dieu! Aujourd’hui on boit le vin francais!! Vive la France! Vive Les Etats Unis! Vive le retour d’une vraie amitie entre les deux!


26 posted on 05/06/2007 11:49:50 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: narses

“French fries redux! Viva Le France!”

Oui!


27 posted on 05/06/2007 11:50:18 AM PDT by aimee5291
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To: alecqss

That’s just a pure lie. Royal NEVER lead in ANY poll between the first and second rounds.


28 posted on 05/06/2007 11:50:28 AM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: Shots

The riots will start in the night. In July 2005, tens of thousands of cars were torched in a few weeks, but only during the nights.


29 posted on 05/06/2007 11:50:31 AM PDT by Postal Dude
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To: hoagy62
“Forgive me for asking (and not paying attention to the news), but what is so special about Sarkozy’s victory?”

Well, not much, but at least he beat the Hitlery clone.

31 posted on 05/06/2007 11:54:00 AM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia)
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To: Islander7
Sacre Bleu! Plus de fromage mangeant singes qui se rendent?

(Loses sumptin' in the translation)

Hot Damn! No more cheese eating surrender monkeys?

32 posted on 05/06/2007 12:00:29 PM PDT by David_G_Burnet
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To: Islander7

Sarkozy will take over from Chirac on May 16, and has promised to act quickly to enact key items of his manifesto.
33 posted on 05/06/2007 12:01:55 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

http://www.afp.com/english/news/stories/070506184347.l5m0t69a.html
Sarkozy sweeps to French presidential victory


34 posted on 05/06/2007 12:05:28 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Islander7

35 posted on 05/06/2007 12:09:06 PM PDT by blam
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To: Islander7
MON DIEU! OUI! OUI! OUI!
36 posted on 05/06/2007 12:19:41 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind, don't matter!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Just what will result from this Victory
is still to be determined. On the surface,
it sounds good. OTOH, this could have an
impact:

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3842.htm


37 posted on 05/06/2007 12:24:42 PM PDT by Grendel9
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To: Postal Dude

Hmm, he’d have my vote if I was French.


38 posted on 05/06/2007 12:30:24 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LS

Yes this is great. I’d vote for him too. I was on business in Canada last week and was dealing with a French firm. They said he was going to win going away.


39 posted on 05/06/2007 12:33:05 PM PDT by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: Islander7

It takes a Hungarian to lead the French.


40 posted on 05/06/2007 1:25:57 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (proud sponsor of the "helmets for democrats" foundation)
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To: Postal Dude

Long past night time there now, so looks like she was just blowing smoke which is a good thing


41 posted on 05/06/2007 3:40:57 PM PDT by Shots (Loose lips sink ships)
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To: Yaelle

“Vive le retour d’une vraie amitie entre les deux!”

Oui,oui, C’est bon. Et avec champagne - A votre sante!


42 posted on 05/06/2007 5:05:27 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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