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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: france; frenchelection; sarkozy; ump

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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To: Clintonfatigued

Yep, we could take a page or two from France’s immigration playbook as well.


21 posted on 06/10/2007 2:44:15 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: albie

Sarkozy will do the job on the border Americans won’t do.


22 posted on 06/10/2007 2:47:25 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Clintonfatigued

So Reuters on Yahoo! has the story;
but AP on Yahoo! does NOT.
They almost always track each other like for like.
Funny thing about this one, eh?


23 posted on 06/10/2007 2:58:05 PM PDT by riskybiz ($$$$ and votes are the coinage of Congress)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I truly hope that “Sarko like politicians” continue to be successfully elected in many other parts of the world! This is also very important for both the ongoing War on Terror and for commonsense to truly succeed “for the good guys” all over the world!


24 posted on 06/10/2007 3:03:27 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-823448,36-921402@51-921293,0.html

Here’s the link to the leftist journal Le Monde as they try desperately to spin a crushing defeat for socialists, communists and green party leftists...

C’est une veritable revolution!


25 posted on 06/10/2007 3:11:32 PM PDT by Saint Louis
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To: Lurker
Now if we could just do the same thing here...

If only we too had a leader we could rally behind.

26 posted on 06/10/2007 3:24:28 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
If only we too had a leader we could rally behind

We do. His name is Fred.

L

27 posted on 06/10/2007 3:35:10 PM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to plague.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Amazing that France is starting to show more guts than us on a lot issues.


28 posted on 06/10/2007 3:40:17 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: Lurker

Don’t forget about Duncan! Fred Thompson/Duncan Hunter ‘08!


29 posted on 06/10/2007 3:51:00 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: Clintonfatigued

American Left deeply saddened.


30 posted on 06/10/2007 4:23:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: AlexW; drzz; Jedi Master Pikachu

31 posted on 06/10/2007 5:12:11 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Great. Hopefully this large majority will enable him to do everything to set France straight again.


32 posted on 06/10/2007 5:37:46 PM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sounds like the same cr@p here when Reagan got elected back in the 1980’s. The French are waking up while we are going to sleep !


33 posted on 06/10/2007 5:49:22 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

Good point.

In my opinion, the French have really turned their backs on their recent political past, like the U.S did in 1980 with Ronald Reagan and Great Britain in 1979 with Margaret Thatcher.


34 posted on 06/10/2007 5:51:39 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: Saint Louis
"Here’s the link to the leftist journal Le Monde as they try desperately to spin a crushing defeat for socialists, communists and green party leftists..."

Eh, eh. Le Monde says 360-420 in Assembly

yitbos

35 posted on 06/10/2007 5:58:31 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
the left and centrists said a crushing right-wing majority was unhealthy and threatened democracy.
That's odd... I thought the "right-wing" adjective had been discontinued when the MSM referred to President Sarkozy. But anyway, I very much doubt that the centrists said any such thing, because Sarkozy's party *is* centrist (Le Pen leads the "right-wing" voters) -- obvisusly more shilling by the media. Maybe we should just spell it "medea" and get it over with. ;') Thanks Cincinna, and I'd like to dogpile on the congratulations for the UMP.
36 posted on 06/10/2007 7:32:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated June 8, 2007.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Maybe we should just spell it "medea" and get it over with. ;') "

Le Monde also says the election is not valid. There is no mandate:

"Usanctioned election. After having passed very close to the record of the participation in a presidential election one month ago, France records an absolute record of abstention for a legislative election under the O C République."

yitbos

37 posted on 06/10/2007 7:43:03 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

I remember 25 years back, while shopping in a record shop (pre-CDs) in what was the big local mall, listening to some kind of stupid political rap record, in which Reagan’s landslide was derided as not representing a mandate. One wonders how we should have been presided over by any Dhimmicrat since 1944, other than FDR and LBJ... :’)


38 posted on 06/10/2007 8:28:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated June 8, 2007.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
From a Drudge-linked article:

"There are crushing majorities that crush, dominant parties that dominate, absolute powers that govern absolutely," Socialist leader Francois Hollande warned.

Hollande was surely singing a different tune when the Socialists were the "absolute power(s) that govern absolutely."

I remember shortly after the 2004 election a liberal acquaintance of mine waxed poetic about the necessity of separation of powers. I explained about the Dems massive majorities for 40 years prior to 1994, how in 1968 there were (roughly) the Presidency, 68 Senators, 298 Congressmen, vast majority of Governorships, state legislatures all in Dem hands. Then I asked him if he thought that was wrong. Needless to say he tried a song and dance about different times, different challenges, etc.

The problem with Socialists/Dems to be in an absolute majority is that they are then an absolute majority that worships government.

39 posted on 06/11/2007 5:42:58 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Al Queda In Iraq - Undocumented Terrorists)
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