Skip to comments.Leftists lead French parliamentary vote
Posted on 06/10/2012 8:29:33 PM PDT by Cincinna
Leftist candidates led the first round of France's parliamentary elections Sunday, according to polling agencies and partial official results, in a vote that is crucial to President Francois Hollande's Socialist agenda.
Hollande needs leftists to take control of the lower house of parliament currently dominated by conservatives to carry out his plans to redirect France's economy, with repercussions around debt-laden Europe. Conservatives said the Socialists' spending plans could cripple France just as it and other European countries are being asked to rescue Spain.
Based on Sunday's first round, polling agencies predict that Socialists and other leftists will take a majority of the 577 seats in the National Assembly in the decisive second round June 17.
Four polling agencies' projections and early official results show diminished support for former President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party across the country. They show growing support for the left, amid anger at cost-cutting austerity measures and reforms under Sarkozy seen by some as too friendly to the rich.
"It's a good result tonight ... but we have to remain mobilized for the second round," said Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, an influential Socialist.
Socialists or other leftists were leading in 70 of 116 districts where the vote count was complete Sunday evening, according to official results. The Interior Ministry is releasing results gradually through the night, district by district.
The CSA and TNS-Sofres polling agencies predicted that leftists would take between 300 and 366 seats in the next parliament, and the conservatives between 210 and 270 seats.
Candidates of Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party were projected to win between 13 percent and 14 percent of the vote in the first round.
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I hope they enjoy the coming collapse of Euro-Socialism.
So the French are voting for national suicide?
Considering that 2% of the American public reads French that chart is rather useless
Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama would be members of France’s hard right....
Let’s help them commit it. I say let’s take off and nuke hem from space.
Ripley hates the French.
“In space, you can’t hear the Leftist idiots spew.”
Greece is simply the opening act. Now Spain, soon Italy and then France. Three generations of deficit spending has squandered capital, caused unsustainable debt and bankruptcy. The financial gimmicks and bailouts cannot create wealth. There will be misery and things will get ugly.
I’m not exactly surprised by this. I actually think communism is going to make a comeback in Europe, and the ironic thing about it, is I think it’s going to gain power through democracy and not forceful revolution this time around.
The people are going to vote it in freely, which is ironically hilarious to me.
Okay, here is a rough translation courtesy of Wikipedia:
The Left Front - 13 to 19 seats (Communist)
The Socialist Party - 283 to 239 seats (Socialist)
Europe Ecology - 12 to 18 seats (Green)
Democratic Movement - 0 to 3 seats (Centrist)
Union for a Popular Movement - 210 to 263 seats (Right-wing coalition)
National Front - 0 to 3 (Far-right)
The box in the upper-right corner is the outgoing legislature.
Thank you, JerseyanExile
You clarified the chart so that all can understand it, even our disgruntled poster ;}
And that's a surprise why? Of all my travels in the Navy, the most arrogant inhospitable people I've ever met were the French. They are a lousy ally.
ya know, I keep reading about the collapse of Greece, but have yet to see any folks starving there. Is it all propaganda?
They did that long ago through immigration policy.
Stupid Froggies. Watch te pick another fight with the Germans and get their asses kicked again.
De Gaulle once put it very bluntly - “France has no friends, only interests”.
At excellerated speed.