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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 08:35:41 pm »
On topic for better understanding- what sort of republic is republic of france v 5.0? Is it comparable to the us or is it more parliamentary?

Also :lulz: france needing 5 republics in 2 centuries.
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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2012, 09:31:10 pm »
A mix of the two.  Technically, France is what is considered a semi-presidential system, where a President and Prime Minister share powers and are active in the politics of the nation, as compared to say Germany or the UK, where the head of state is a figurehead, or the USA, where more power is vested in the Executive branch.

Oddly enough, France is quite similar to Russia in that respect.  Or vice-versa, given history etc

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2012, 09:32:18 pm »
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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2012, 09:45:18 pm »
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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012, 06:03:29 pm »
The latest opinion polls suggest Hollande has a six to 10 point lead over Sarkozy.

Marine Le Pen helped make matters worse for Sarkozy by refusing to endorse him for the election - and Sarko, as you can see, needs a good number of FN voters to rally behind him in order to win.

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2012, 10:53:25 pm »
Francois Hollande has become the first Socialist President of France since 1988.

One half of "Merkozy" has fallen....this has interesting implications for the European Union, Iran talks, the American Presidential race and beyond...

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 10:55:53 pm »
Francois Hollande has become the first Socialist President of France since 1988.

One half of "Merkozy" has fallen....this has interesting implications for the European Union, Iran talks, the American Presidential race and beyond...

What influence do you think it will have on the Iranian situation?

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 11:01:18 pm »
Iranians think Hollande is more sympathetic to them than Sarkozy, who they viewed as an American poodle, and Hollande has been outspoken about the need for a more balanced world.  Inflated French currency in Tehran and a need to bring France to bear on the Iran issue may mean America is more willing to attempt diplomacy again.

According to a Tehran University political science professor who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Hollande's victory could have a "disproportionate impact in the Middle East. It would mean the onset of more independent European politics that could be replicated in Germany and Italy next year since they also have elections coming up, and that spells trouble for Israel as well as the US and its trans-Atlantic alliance."

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2012, 11:08:17 pm »
Iranians think Hollande is more sympathetic to them than Sarkozy, who they viewed as an American poodle, and Hollande has been outspoken about the need for a more balanced world.  Inflated French currency in Tehran and a need to bring France to bear on the Iran issue may mean America is more willing to attempt diplomacy again.

According to a Tehran University political science professor who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Hollande's victory could have a "disproportionate impact in the Middle East. It would mean the onset of more independent European politics that could be replicated in Germany and Italy next year since they also have elections coming up, and that spells trouble for Israel as well as the US and its trans-Atlantic alliance."

We're going to have to calm down regardless.  Despite all the mealy-mouthed shit about a "recovery", we're broke.  We can't afford anything other than diplomacy, and not from a position of strength.

Maybe this will give the USA an excuse to calm the fuck down without losing too much face.

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Re: "Froggy's gonna vote" election thread
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2012, 04:29:32 pm »
An 80% voter turnout rate?  Damn.