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"Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:36:34 am »
Francois Hollande, France's Most Boring Man Ever, has taken the lead in the first round of votes, beating Sarkozy by 1.5%....which doesn't sound too great, until you realise that no French President has ever lost the first round of voting before.

Meanwhile, Jean Marie Le Pen's sockpuppet, Marine Le Pen, brings in the largest vote ever for the Front Nationale at 18%, making them third.  Which leaves poor, poor Jean-Luc Mélénchon struggling at 12%.  Lets not even talk about Bayrou, whose support has collapsed a massive 10 percent since 2007.

Mélénchon is my preferred candidate in the election, because, although he's a bit Mr Lefty McLeftWing on some issues, the Front de Gauche is at least not the Socialist Party, whose institutionalism, bureaucracy and general air of corruption make them...unpleasant to work with.  That he may seize enough of the vote that the PS, whom he used to be a member of (a senator, in fact), are forced to work with him, could help mitigate their more unpleasant aspects.  Maybe.

However, with such a victory for Hollande, they may feel secure in their way of doing things.  Sarkozy will probably grab 10% of the FN vote, with Hollande scooping up the Left Party members who are capable of holding their noses and voting for him and what remains of Bayrou's supporters splitting between the two.

Turnout is about 3% lower than for the 2007 elections at 80%.

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 09:01:50 am »
Ooooh! I have nothing at all useful to add but am very interested.
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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 10:06:35 am »
Yeah, this seems like it's going to be an easy victory for Hollande. Most of the hard left will vote for Hollande, however unwillingly, while the hard right are more likely to just stay home. Even with Sarkozy's pandering to the extreme right, I suppose most FN voters think he's a filthy establishment multi-culti traitor. And he's half-Hungarian (gasp!).

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 10:09:11 am »
Yeah, this seems like it's going to be an easy victory for Hollande. Most of the hard left will vote for Hollande, however unwillingly, while the hard right are more likely to just stay home. Even with Sarkozy's pandering to the extreme right, I suppose most FN voters think he's a filthy establishment multi-culti traitor. And he's half-Hungarian (gasp!).

Not to mention Jewish.  The FN have a real thing about that, despite their protests to the contrary.

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 03:32:51 pm »
I just realized that I have the same feelings about this election that I had about the last one.

Watching French elections is like watching the Special Olympics. Not just *any* special olympics, but the *Junior* special olympics.
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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 05:01:24 pm »
I just realized that I have the same feelings about this election that I had about the last one.

Watching French elections is like watching the Special Olympics. Not just *any* special olympics, but the *Junior* special olympics.

As opposed to say, the American presidential election of 2000, which showed the world how democracy functions when done by Americans™.  That was WAY better than the French.

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 05:23:21 pm »
I just realized that I have the same feelings about this election that I had about the last one.

Watching French elections is like watching the Special Olympics. Not just *any* special olympics, but the *Junior* special olympics.

As opposed to say, the American presidential election of 2000, which showed the world how democracy functions when done by Americans™.  That was WAY better than the French.

I have to admit the Americans provide a good circus. They went around the ring so many times that I wondered where they were gonna get off. Their bread isn't so much lately tho.
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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 05:25:24 pm »
Their bread isn't so much lately tho.

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 05:58:47 pm »
Youve been paying attention to this election right? Also are you american or no?
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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 05:59:58 pm »
Youve been paying attention to this election right? Also are you american or no?

He's too close to Canada. 


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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 06:01:51 pm »
Makes sense now.
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 08:15:20 pm »
Youve been paying attention to this election right? Also are you american or no?

He's too close to Canada.

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 08:17:24 pm »
Youve been paying attention to this election right? Also are you american or no?

He's too close to Canada.

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 08:24:28 pm »
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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 08:26:38 pm »
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Second round of voting wont be until May 6th.  Melenchon has called on his supporters to back Hollande in said round.