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Sarkozy poised for landslide parliamentary win
Yahoo News ^ | June 10, 2007 | Jon Boyle

Posted on 06/10/2007 1:42:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

French conservatives were headed for a parliamentary landslide after a first round legislative election on Sunday, bolstering President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to implement wide-ranging reforms.

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A jubilant right said voters had decided to give Sarkozy the tools to carry out his pledge to boost growth, cut taxes and slash unemployment, but the left and centrists said a crushing right-wing majority was unhealthy and threatened democracy.

Abstention looked set to hit a record of about 39 percent, against just 16 percent in the presidential election, reflecting deep voter fatigue after months of electioneering and a widespread feeling the centre-right was certain to win.

Pollster CSA said Sarkozy's bloc would win 440-470 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly lower house after a second round of voting on June 17. IPSOS Dell pollsters saw the centre-right taking 383-447 seats against 120-170 for the mainstream left.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: france; frenchelection; sarkozy; ump
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1 posted on 06/10/2007 1:42:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Atlantic Bridge

This is more good news from France. I may be ready to renounce French jokes.


2 posted on 06/10/2007 1:43:03 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If the GOP were to stop worshiping Free Trade as if it were a religion, they'd win every election)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It almost feels unnatural not having an excuse for a daily France mockery.


3 posted on 06/10/2007 1:46:44 PM PDT by Domandred
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To: nctexan; MassachusettsGOP; paudio; ronnie raygun; Minette; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; untenured; ...




SARKO'S UMP WINS BIG


1st ROUND OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION








Results in:




UMP 46% PS 28%









An historic crushing defeat for the Left














4 posted on 06/10/2007 1:48:59 PM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO :: Keep the Arkansas Grifters out of the White house.)
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To: Cincinna

Now if we could just do the same thing here...

L


5 posted on 06/10/2007 1:59:41 PM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to plague.)
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To: Lurker

By promoting a muslim rump state in the Balkans, Bush has pumped Sarkozy up big time.


6 posted on 06/10/2007 2:03:29 PM PDT by MrEdd (L. Ron Gore creator of "Fry-n-tology" the global warming religion.)
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To: Cincinna

But he didn’t help himself in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd44XTlUQjQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fhotair%2Ecom%2Farchives%2F2007%2F06%2F10%2Fvideo%2Dsarkozy%2Dhammered%2Dat%2Dthe%2Dg8%2F


7 posted on 06/10/2007 2:07:58 PM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think we are going to vacation in France this summer in Celebration of Sarko’s victory! We went every year for 20 years until Chirac turned against the USA on 9/11.

CONGRATS and VIVE LA FRANCE

Thanks for the great job of keeping us updated on the political happenings in France, C!


8 posted on 06/10/2007 2:08:39 PM PDT by not2worry ( What goes around comes around!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Wow! No more French jokes, no more French boycott. Gee... I’m going to miss ridiculing them.

But they have shown they have more intestinal fortitude than we were giving them credit for so I guess they deserve a break. Until they mouth off again then let frog hunting season begin.

9 posted on 06/10/2007 2:09:54 PM PDT by Taichi (Certe, toto, sentio nos in kansate non iam adesse)
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To: Clintonfatigued
If the left win only a quarter of the votes,I'd say they are not mainstream.

Media bias?

10 posted on 06/10/2007 2:10:25 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: saveliberty

Apparently, he doesn’t drink - I remember he was challenged by winegrowers about that during the campaign.


11 posted on 06/10/2007 2:14:28 PM PDT by Atlantic Friend
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To: Clintonfatigued

LOL... I read a story about a month ago that Sarkozy’s victory wouldn’t mean that much because of the leftist power in the assembly.


12 posted on 06/10/2007 2:16:18 PM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: hoosierham

“Media bias?”

More probably, by “mainstream” they meant the Socialists, Greens and the Communists, excluding the ultra-fringe Trostyite parties like Lutte Ouvrière and the Communist Revolutionay League.


13 posted on 06/10/2007 2:16:43 PM PDT by Atlantic Friend
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To: Clintonfatigued

but the left and centrists said a crushing right-wing majority was unhealthy and threatened democracy.

aren’t these the same guys that didn’t care what the right thought when THEY were in power?? now that they’re gettin their as*es kicked, they all of a sudden want power sharing?? sound familiar??

go Sarko..kick some liberal butt..


14 posted on 06/10/2007 2:17:01 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Every Democrat Party cause eventually becomes a business then it degenerates into a racket.)
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To: Cincinna

Next thing you know, we’ll be seeing the Legion Etrangerre showing up in Iraq. That would be very good indeed!


15 posted on 06/10/2007 2:22:46 PM PDT by Gum Shoe
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thompson/Sarkozy in ‘08!


16 posted on 06/10/2007 2:23:13 PM PDT by albie
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To: Atlantic Friend

I didn’t think that he was drunk but it was odd.

He said that he was sorry that he was late and that he’d go straight to questions. And then everyone was silent and he was looking around, No questions (pas de questions?)

Finally someone seemed to start.


17 posted on 06/10/2007 2:26:29 PM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: saveliberty

He might have been tipsy if he drank with Vlad !


18 posted on 06/10/2007 2:28:40 PM PDT by Atlantic Friend
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Yes. The best thing for democracy would be a thorough smashing of the entire Left.


19 posted on 06/10/2007 2:28:55 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Atlantic Friend

LOL

A Frenchman and a Russian in a bar. LOL I would think that Sarkozy defended the honor of France.


20 posted on 06/10/2007 2:39:28 PM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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