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    French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    The left has scored well in the first round of French parliamentary elections, leaving the Socialist party within reach of an absolute majority that would give François Hollande, the president, a free hand in his approach to dealing with the economic crisis.The Socialists need 289 out of the 577 seats in the national assembly to take an absolute majority in the final runoff on Sunday 17 June.
    This would ensure Hollande has backing for his delicate balancing act of cutting the deficit while attempting to boost growth.
    First-round results show the Socialists are predicted to take between 275 and 315 seats, according to polling company TNS Sofres, and could make up the numbers with the backing of their electoral allies, the Greens.
    This means Hollande is less likely to be forced to chase the support of the hardline leftist Front de Gauche and Communists, who oppose him on certain key issues such as deficit cuts and the minimum wage, and which would have made for a tricky alliance.
    But although a Socialist absolute majority remains a possibility, it is far from a certainty. Socialist candidates are preparing for a tough fight in the final week of campaigning to bring voters out to the ballot boxes, after a record low first round turnout of 57%.
    The first round vote results suggest that the broad left will dominate parliament. Early results and estimates showed the left in general taking 47%, the right 35% and the far-right Front National 13%.



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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

    So, will France become the first nation to have a successful socialistic economy?

    Anybody taking bets on this?
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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, will France become the first nation to have a successful socialistic economy?

    Anybody taking bets on this?
    Sense they are not running on a socialist platform im going to have to say no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Sense they are not running on a socialist platform im going to have to say no.
    Are they SINOs, Socialists in Name Only?
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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, will France become the first nation to have a successful socialistic economy?

    Anybody taking bets on this?
    How would you define success for France? Perhaps if they can achieve the 75 % tax rate, that sure would make Obama envious!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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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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    I think this bodes well for Obama if he can figure out how to let the French vote in Nov.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, will France become the first nation to have a successful socialistic economy?

    Anybody taking bets on this?
    Baby steps. Most likely there will just be a couple of reforms. Hopefully they'll be good ones.
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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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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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    You mean more to the left, correct?
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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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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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    If they get the absolute majority... it's all on them. I'd like to see how they work with that and what they do in light of the euro's status and all.
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    Re: French Socialists on course to score absolute majority in parliament

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I think this bodes well for Obama if he can figure out how to let the French vote in Nov.
    Two posts in this thread and two drive-by pot-shots. Any reality-based posts you'd like to make on the topic?
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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