Category Archives: French Election

French elect a conservative to lead them.

First off..over 85% of the voters actually voted..read that again:

85% of the voters turned out!

The US would, collectively, shit down both legs if we ever had that that type of turnout for a federal election, or any election for that matter. From a Guardian writeup:

Nicolas Sarkozy, a blunt and uncompromising pro-American conservative, was elected president of France Sunday with a mandate to chart a new course for an economically sluggish nation struggling to incorporate immigrants and their children.

Sarkozy defeated Socialist Segolene Royal by 53-47 percent with 85 percent turnout, according to near-total results. It was a decisive victory for Sarkozy’s vision of freer markets and toughness on crime and immigration, over Royal’s gentler plan for preserving cherished welfare protections, including a 35-hour work week that Sarkozy called “absurd.

Seems the French went ‘right’..this will be interesting..no more month long vacations for the French or any of the other perks that they have come to know and love for decades?

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