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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    It is an interesting change of events. Traditionally, the main left and right wing parties have endorsed each other to keep Front National out of the parliament. Yes the Front National does not have any members of parliament. However this time around the right wing has broken that agreement. They have said not to vote at all... however some individual right wingers in the districts have broken rank and told their voters to actually vote for the Front National! So we very well can have Front National in the French lower house for the first time since a decade plus. But I doubt that it will change the end result of an absolute majority for the left.
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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    Saw this today...


    French Socialists win absolute parliament majority

    French President Francois Hollande's Socialists won a resounding parliamentary majority on Sunday, strengthening his hand as he presses euro zone paymaster Germany to support debt-laden states weighed down by austerity cuts and ailing banks.

    The Socialist Party and its affiliates secured 307 seats in the parliamentary election runoff, according to the final count for mainland France, comfortably more than the 289 needed for a majority in the 577-seat National Assembly.

    The left-wing triumph means Hollande, elected in May, won't need to rely on the environmentalist Greens, who won 16 seats, or the Communist-dominated Left Front, with 10 deputies, to pass laws. The centre-left already controls the upper house of parliament, the Senate.

    The leftward swing gives the Socialists more power than they have ever held as Hollande pushes for new tools to stimulate growth in the sickly euro zone and a European banking union that would protect depositors and states if banks fail.
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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    This will be the 754th time socialism has been tried and failed.

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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

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    Well it looks like France will be turning to the left again. Might have the power to do whatever they want to create a more strong social democratic society. I was hopping for the Socialist Party to unite with the Communist Party and look for their support but that does not look like its going to happen.

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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This will be the 754th time socialism has been tried and failed.
    Are you sure?

    Here I thought it was only 753.
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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This will be the 754th time socialism has been tried and failed.
    Yeah but 755 is a charm.


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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    the last four posts contributed dick to the topic. Just "I hate socialism." Go figure.
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