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France elections: Ségolène Royal loses seat as Valérie Trierweiler gets her way
The Telegraph UK ^ | June 17, 2012 | Henry Samuel

Posted on 06/17/2012 7:29:24 PM PDT by Cincinna

Valérie Trierweiler, France’s new First Lady got her way when Ségolène Royal, François Hollande’s former partner of 30 years, crashed out of parliamentary elections to a dissident she controversially backed.

Valérie Trierweiler sparked a political storm and private drama by firing off a Twitter message wishing “good luck” to the Socialist dissident rival of Ségolène Royal, 58, mother of Mr Hollande’s four children who was fighting for a seat in the constituency of western La Rochelle.

Mr Hollande had backed Miss Royal for the seat reportedly without informing his new partner, who then is said to have sent the now infamous tweet out of “blind jealousy”.

Asked whether Miss Trierweiler's message had contributed to her defeat, Miss Royal told France 2 television: "It certainly did not help, to put it mildly." She quoted writer Victor Hugo as saying: "Traitors always pay for their treachery in the end."

The Right-wing UMP then called on its supporters to oust Miss Royal, leading her to say her victorious rival, Olivier Falroni, was a “political traitor”.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; france; franoishollande; segoleneroyal; tweet




1 posted on 06/17/2012 7:29:44 PM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...

 If anybody had any doubts, Royal’s whining, ungracious speech, her talk of “treason”, and her pomposity, quoting Victor Hugo and calling for vengeance.

 It just reminds everyone why 63% voted against her. No vast right wing conspiracy here. In a democratic election, people shouted out a loud “no!” to the sanctimonious, bitter, parachuted in candidate. 

 It’s always great to win, but being gracious in defeat, and accepting the verdict of the people is a lesson of democracy this Socialist elitist, entitled woman never learned.

 Byebye, Ségo. You were the author of your own demise! 

2 posted on 06/17/2012 7:39:38 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

I was looking at the charts; couldn’t make heads or tails of it, of course I don’t know the party designations or the way they lean. Do even the French understand French politics

3 posted on 06/17/2012 8:03:02 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Cincinna

In a year the French will be marching in the streets again. With no German bailout and fewer Rich to loot, things will come apart quickly. Once again Germans will march down French Streets—this time they will be cheered as they bring money to pay for the life style the french have grown accustomed too.
then will come the crackdowns. this time—not Jews but Arabs.

4 posted on 06/17/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Cincinna.

5 posted on 06/17/2012 8:44:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: Cincinna

Well isn’t that special. The French election hinges on a beyotch fight between Francois Hollands 2 le femmes. Well we could rant about it here in America however we have our own version of bizarro to contend with.

6 posted on 06/17/2012 8:49:35 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Cincinna

How long before the PS and pals screw-up the economy worse than it is?

7 posted on 06/17/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

They are in deep crisis and plan to tax and spend their way out if it. Lower retirement age to 60 as well.

How long before it all blows up? You just know it will, but the timetable is not certain.

8 posted on 06/17/2012 10:08:30 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: 5th MEB

Red = LEFT: Socialist, Communist and worse.
Blue = RIGHT

Now that the Socialists control all the power in France, when the s**t hits the fan, as it most certainly will, the blame will all fall on them.

9 posted on 06/17/2012 10:13:10 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

So, tax the snot out of the few people making any money, spend like there is no tomorrow, and lower the retirement age (thereby adding more people to the list of folks receiving social benefits payments). All this during a period of economic uncertainty. Well, this is going to get ugly.

10 posted on 06/18/2012 6:28:38 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Cincinna
Yeah, but it's France.

Not like it means anything.

11 posted on 06/18/2012 6:37:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: 5th MEB; Cincinna
The charts say that in 2007, the center-right parties had a 60% majority in the French legislature. In 2012, the positions are almost exactly reversed - the left parties now have a 59% majority.

French politics are less confusing than Germany's - 94% of seats belong either to the democratic socialist coalition or the conservative coalition.

In Germany, about one-third of the vote is fragmented between parties that do not fit easily into either camp. About 10% are liberals (by American standards that means socially leftist and fiscally conservative), 10% are unreconstructed communists and 10% are hardcore environmentalists.

At one point there was talk of a coalition government between the democratic socialists, the environmentalists and the liberals - that is a coalition idea incomprehensible in the context of US politics.

12 posted on 06/20/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT by wideawake
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