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French presidential vote - they're off and running!

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NorthReport
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So if these results are confirmed will this election just be another, in the many cases of manipulated polling results, showing the right closing the gap as more nonsense coming from the msp. With the msp so decidely right-wing, it's a wonder any left-of-centre parties ever get elected anywhere.   Hollande headed for victory in French presidential race: poll

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/hollande-headed-for-victory-in...


NorthReport
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Already over 70% of the voters have voted with an anticipated turnout of 80%. Be nice to see that kind of interest in elections in Canada.


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janfromthebruce
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NorthReport wrote:

So if these results are confirmed will this election just be another, in the many cases of manipulated polling results, showing the right closing the gap as more nonsense coming from the msp. With the msp so decidely right-wing, it's a wonder any left-of-centre parties ever get elected anywhere.   Hollande headed for victory in French presidential race: poll

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/hollande-headed-for-victory-in...

"A Hollande presidency will make France virtually the only major European country with a left-wing leader, and would mark a major shift in Europe’s balance of power." Except that the results on the municipal elections across the United Kingdom do not support thesis of govt powers not "shifting left". Conservatives lost big time in UK yesterday and with labour coming back to challenge neoliberal austerity measures.

 


NorthReport
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The globe supports the left.  Laughing


NorthReport
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1 and 1/4 hours of voting LEFT


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French election: Nicolas Sarkozy v François Hollande – live updates and results

Nicolas Sarkozy is the most unpopular French president ever to run for re-election while François Hollande is hoping for the Socialist's first presidential win since 1988. Polls close in major cities at 8pm CEST (7pm BST/2pm EDT) with early counts soon after

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/french-election-blog-2012/2012/may/06/fr...


janfromthebruce
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oh yes NR, the Globe supports the LEFT (when hell freezes over) which could happen with global warming & their love for the petro dollar Kiss


NorthReport
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Sweet!

Less than 1 hour LEFT to go

- from the Guardian election blog:

7.01pm CEST: Socialist supporters are already gathering, confident of a victory. Rue de Solferino, where the Socialist HQ is based, is already full of hundreds of supporters, blocking the road.


NorthReport
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Social democrats do not get many opportunities to celebrate political victories these days so hopefully this will be one of them.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/olaf-cramme-hollande-w...


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