Skip to comments.Socialist Francois Hollande 'wins French presidency'
Posted on 05/06/2012 11:09:34 AM PDT by nuconvert
Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France's new president, early estimates say.
He got about 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off, according to projections based on partial results, against 48% for centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
Mr Hollande would be the first French socialist president since 1995.
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Look for the financial markets to crash tomorrow.
Hmmmm....we may be seeing Germans marching through Paris again in about a year. (Just kidding....)
See how well socialism works when there is a lack of "other people's money" to redistribute.
Watching the race between Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande reminds me of watching the race between Barack Obama and Willard Romney...
France just stepped off the cliff.
Can hardly wait to see the 75% taxes
But then again, we are next in line.
Looks like France will be going the way of Greece and Spain. It’s going to get really ugly across the pond very soon.
Questions for those who would know:
1.Will he have carte blanche to further the socialist agenda?
2.If so,how soon are the socialist policies to be implemented?
The French legislative elections happen in 5 weeks. It will be interesting how Le Pen’s party does.
Before or after the “annex” Poland?
The entire European Union has serious economic problems owing to their socialistic policies. How is a socialist president going to save France and other members of the European Union from the self destructive forces of socialism?
Will the USA bail them out again? Or, are all of us on a steeper part of that "slippery slope" toward certain economic collapse? Socialism fails 100% of the time it is tried.
We will be watching France's new government with great interest.
So what would be the difference exactly? France has always been a socialist cesspool. Sarkozy was no conservative reformer, that's for damn sure.
What does France have to offer the world anyhow? They used to be known for their wine and cuisine but now California, Australia, and even Argentina are making better and more affordable wines and as such, French wines take up less and less shelf space in our wine stores. French restaurants have pretty much disappeared from the American landscape as our palates have moved on to more exotic cuisine (i.e. Oriental, Mexican) or just plain old Texas-style steakhouses and barbecue.
“So what would be the difference exactly?”
You & the French people will soon find out
I always wonder how long a system like this can sustain itself. Less people working and producing, more and more demands.
The country eventually goes bankrupt, I guess. And when it is bankrupt and can’t pay, you end up with angry dependent citizens rioting in the streets, no economy to speak of because any industry has been driven away and out of existence, and a populous with no skills to speak of because they have been on the free ride train their whole lives.
Sarkozy was a socialist himself BUT HE LOVED AMERICA. This Hollande clown sounds like obama but speaks French, and hates America.
Or they do that by printing more money!
Once again, the people vote for whoever promises more free stuff!
There goes an anti-Iranian ally. The welfare-funded, antisemitic, muslim vote probably tipped the scales.
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