Skip to comments.Sarkozy poised for landslide parliamentary win
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.
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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This is more good news from France. I may be ready to renounce French jokes.
It almost feels unnatural not having an excuse for a daily France mockery.
SARKO'S UMP WINS BIG
1st ROUND OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION
An historic crushing defeat for the Left
Now if we could just do the same thing here...
By promoting a muslim rump state in the Balkans, Bush has pumped Sarkozy up big time.
But he didn’t help himself in this video.
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!
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.
Apparently, he doesn’t drink - I remember he was challenged by winegrowers about that during the campaign.
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.
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.
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..
Next thing you know, we’ll be seeing the Legion Etrangerre showing up in Iraq. That would be very good indeed!
Thompson/Sarkozy in ‘08!
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.
He might have been tipsy if he drank with Vlad !
Yes. The best thing for democracy would be a thorough smashing of the entire Left.
A Frenchman and a Russian in a bar. LOL I would think that Sarkozy defended the honor of France.
Yep, we could take a page or two from France’s immigration playbook as well.
Sarkozy will do the job on the border Americans won’t do.
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?
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!
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!
If only we too had a leader we could rally behind.
We do. His name is Fred.
Amazing that France is starting to show more guts than us on a lot issues.
Don’t forget about Duncan! Fred Thompson/Duncan Hunter ‘08!
American Left deeply saddened.
Great. Hopefully this large majority will enable him to do everything to set France straight again.
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 !
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.
Eh, eh. Le Monde says 360-420 in Assembly
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.
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."
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... :’)
"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.
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