France President Francois Hollande may gain Legislative Majority

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    France President Francois Hollande may gain more power in vote - latimes.com

    PARIS — He calls himself Mr. Normal. But that's only if "normal" means having the chance to become one of France's strongest presidents in recent memory.

    Francois Hollande, the unassuming politician who won last month's presidential election, is on the verge of cementing that victory by securing a legislative majority. If his Socialists can achieve that feat at the polls Sunday, or at least join up afterward with allies from like-minded parties, Hollande would occupy a commanding position that France's left hasn't enjoyed in a generation.

    At stake is not just ascendancy at home, as much as the Socialists relish the prospect. A parliamentary triumph could resonate throughout the European Union, boosting Hollande's profile as leader of the charge to turn Europe away from its fixation on austerity toward promoting growth as the key to solving its economic crisis.

    "Reaching a majority in the assembly would clearly give Hollande more legitimacy to carry out a more radical policy both at home and at the EU level," Oxford scholar Sophie Heine said. "The political and symbolic weight of France in the EU is still very substantial."
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    Not a shocking outcome. When France amended the presidential terms to sync with the legislative ones, one of the big reasons was to help sure the president's agenda was more likely to have majority support in the legislature.
     
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    It is very unlikely the Socialist Party will win a majority. More than likely he will have to form a coalition with the Communist far left.
     
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    Good. I hope Hollande gets everything he campaigned on. That way in 2 years the voters will see what a disaster socialism is and socialists of all stripes will be held in disrepute for at least 20 years.

    The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.
     
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    Sweet!!

    France is doomed. They are going the way of the lemming, over the cliff.


    wasteful spending got them where they are, they didn't do shit for cuts, so now they are going to spend some more money, that they don't have.


    good lord, leftist are fucking nuts all over the world.
     
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    Greece, Spain, and after Frankie destroys France, his country will bring down the global economy.

    How many comments on USMB relate to how the US should do things the European or Japanese way?

    Not for me. As mentioned above, other people's money will soon be gone.
     
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    Not quite. The more likely outcome is a Socialist/Green coalition. Front de Gauche (the hodgepodge Communist list) has said they won't vote to bring down a Socialist government, but also won't support it without concessions.
     
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    Where will he go? National Front?
     
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    So I assume it will no be considered cool again to suggest we follow what France does? I remember Libs said we should listen to France before Iraq, then a Conservative won and started making Spending Cuts, and all of the sudden Libs told us we were silly to care what France does. I assume now that it's gone left again, we will be told to pay attention again?
     

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