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GOD111

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#1 11 years ago

won the French president election. All I can say is congratulations!

As an EU-citizen it is definetley in my interest to see that Turkey is left out from the European Union. Sarkozy is a strong believer that Turkey doesn't fit in EU. The fact that Nicolas Sarkozy will become France next president is the best news I have heard in a long time:)




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#2 11 years ago

What's your issue with turkey? Strong cultural difference?

I actually believe, that Turkey trying to get into Eu will improve their human rights enforcement. Also Turkey being in the Eu would be symbol.




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#3 11 years ago

Almost all the polls had him in the lead, and Royal seemed to slow down her campaign and make personal attacks after she failed to win Bayrou's supporters (not that that was really likely anyway).

Let's see what the tough guy can do to France.

wraithcat What's your issue with turkey? Strong cultural difference?

I actually believe, that Turkey trying to get into Eu will improve their human rights enforcement. Also Turkey being in the Eu would be symbol.

I think Swede's issue is not so much with the Turkish government, but with all the Turkish people who will go west as soon as the border is opened for free immigration.




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#4 11 years ago

He's the only one who had any balls during the riots a couple years ago. Interesting how he was demonized by the media and the leftists as a "racist". Yet he still won the election. Maybe the French voters finally want a change. But this victory won't mean anything unless he wins the parliamentary elections too.




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#5 11 years ago

I would have voted for Nicolas Sarkozy, he's ready to reform France's stif economy and get it into clear growth again, not to mention that he's obviously a determined & strong leader of new generation which France needs.

Sarkozy's victory will make a difference even if the UMP wouldn't get majority in the parliamentary elections: traditionally the UDF of Francois Bayrou has supported the UMP and the president has a lot of power in domestic politics which other parties have to take into account when making proposals. I'm confident that the French will vote as they voted in the presidential elections, granting a victory for the UMP.




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#6 11 years ago

The conservative candidate won and a large portion of the population is unhappy with the results and they reacted poorly. I saw a little on the news about some small riots, after the winner was announced.

How close was the election?




GOD111

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#7 11 years ago

Hawkeye18z;3668216The conservative candidate won and a large portion of the population is unhappy with the results and they reacted poorly. I saw a little on the news about some small riots, after the winner was announced.

How close was the election?

Sark got 53% of the total votes. 85% of the population participated and voted in the election.




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#8 11 years ago
*SW3D3*;3668220Sark got 53% of the total votes. 85% of the population participated and voted in the election.

Thanks, we didn't get those figures on our news. Split right down the middle. Welcome to the club France, and prepare for a bumpy ride.




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#9 11 years ago

Many Sarkozy voters voted for him because they felt there wasn't much of an alternative, and I think they really have a point there. Segolene Royal is a weak politician, no clear agenda, not leftist enough for the far-left (they wanted José Bové), and too old-fashioned for the modern moderates.

Sarkozy himself is not exactly my idea of an honest politician either. He promises to uphold working-class values, but then goes on a luxury cruise immediately after winning the election? I wonder if he really will actually manage to improve anything about the economic situation in the banlieues. He'll need a little more finesse than "hosing the rabble of the streets" for that.




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#10 11 years ago
KarstSegolene Royal is a weak politician, no clear agenda, not leftist enough for the far-left (they wanted José Bové), and too old-fashioned for the modern moderates.

I don't know if Segolence Royal is weak but the Socialist Party indeed is: where as other European socialist parties have renewed themselves and moved into road of social democracy, the French socialists stick with the old tricks even if they don't fit into today's modern world anymore. The split-up of the party into far-leftist socialists and modern social democrats didn't help the issue.

Sarkozy himself is not exactly my idea of an honest politician either. He promises to uphold working-class values, but then goes on a luxury cruise immediately after winning the election?

I can't understand how it's hypocritical if Sarkozy speaks about the importance of work & working and then goes to luxury cruise, how this contradicts his political stances? How do these two contradict each other, can't a factory worker go to luxury cruise if he has saved for it? How about socialist politicians if they can afford it? This is like the hype about Al Gore's high personal energy consumption though more sensationalistic.

I wonder if he really will actually manage to improve anything about the economic situation in the banlieues. He'll need a little more finesse than "hosing the rabble of the streets" for that.

Sarkozy has many ideas about improving the economy of France like allowing employees to work over-time, giving tax cuts, securing minimal services of public transport services during strikes and cut down overly big & bureaucratic administration.

However I have to say that Sarkozy isn't my ideal canditate either, I would have voted for Francois Bayrou in the first round.




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