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.
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