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    French Politics and pro-russian National Front

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    Post  Kiko Mon Jul 08, 2024 3:11 pm

    Le Pen was deprived of victory in an unnatural way, by Valeria Verbinina for VZGLYAD. 07.08.2024.
    The head of the left-wing coalition "New Popular Front" Jean-Luc Mélenchon claims that he won the recent elections in France. Formally, this is indeed true, but in reality everything is much more complicated. "Nobody can claim that he won these elections, especially Mr. Mélenchon," they answer. How to understand this?

    The miracle did not happen. To obtain an absolute majority in the National Assembly, the parties of Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardell needed to get 289 deputies elected. However, the alliance of left-wing parties, the so-called New Popular Front, mobilized its potential voters from among those who usually do not go to the polls and – most importantly – entered into an active conspiracy with Macron’s ruling party so as not to interfere with each other at the polling stations.

    The goal was to prevent the National Rally from coming to power at any cost, and thanks to this tactical maneuver, it was achieved. “If there had not been this unnatural agreement between Macron and the far left, the National Rally would have received an absolute majority,” Marine Le Pen stated unequivocally.

    Sunday evening was nonetheless a busy one. Most polling stations in France close at 6pm local time, but in some major cities they remain open until 8pm.

    According to estimates by the Ipsos Institute and the Talan Group, which were released around eight in the evening, the left-wing coalition New Popular Front should win the elections and receive between 172 and 192 seats, the presidential party Together – between 150 and 170 seats, and National Rally – between 132 and 152 seats. The Republican Party (which experienced a split due to the fact that part of it decided to form an alliance with National Rally) should get between 57 and 67 seats. A small number of seats will be received by representatives of regional currents and those leftists who did not join the New Popular Front.

    The final results were released on the night of July 8. The New Popular Front ended up with 182 seats in the National Assembly. Second place went to Emmanuel Macron's Together coalition (168 seats), and the National Rally bloc led by Marine Le Pen came in third (143 seats).

    As Jean-Luc Mélenchon stated , "our people certainly did not wish for a worse outcome. This evening, the National Rally is far from obtaining an absolute majority." "The people have made a different choice," Mélenchon added, calling on the president to respect his will, in particular to appoint a prime minister from the ranks of the New Popular Front. "The prime minister (Attal) must go.

    The president must call on the New Popular Front to exercise power, and it is ready to do so,” Mélenchon added.

    As for the National Rally, its result compared to the 2022 elections is by no means bad. The party is gaining more and more popularity, but there is no point in talking about comparative progress when many were hoping for an absolute majority in parliament and the post of prime minister for Bardell.

    Yes, happiness was possible – but it would be naive to believe that political rivals would allow themselves to be pushed out of power. Especially in France, where the split between the right and the left is irreconcilable, and any agreement between them is impossible in principle.

    As Bardella himself noted, “the conspiracies… throw France into the arms of Mélenchon,” but nevertheless assured his supporters that “I will remain with you and for you until victory is won.”

    In effect, France is getting an interim parliament in which no party has an absolute majority. Traditionally, the president must choose a prime minister from the ranks of the winning party. But the problem is that the New Popular Front, as beautiful as its name may sound, is a conglomerate of left-wing parties that usually compete for the same voters and do not get along very well with each other.

    It is already being written openly that Jean-Luc Mélenchon would not mind becoming prime minister – but the communists, socialists and “greens” are so against his candidacy that they are ready to agree to the prime minister being elected by a vote of all future deputies. For his part, former foreign minister and Macronist Stéphane Séjourné literally stated the following: “It is obvious that Jean-Luc Mélenchon and a number of his supporters cannot govern France.”

    On the part of the Macronists, there is a clear desire to use the left against the party of Le Pen and Bardell, to give nothing to these leftists and generally to pretend that they are nothing. Indeed, if the leftists get the prime minister's post and ministerial portfolios, then what will the Macronists get? They themselves need power more - and they do not even hide their unwillingness to give in, despite the fact that the presidential party suffered a defeat.

    In response, Mélenchon addressed his supporters at the Place de la République and said Macron must "either step down or appoint a prime minister from our ranks." MP Clémentine Oaten called on left-wing MPs to meet on Monday and propose a candidate for prime minister.

    The nominally still-serving Prime Minister Gabriel Attal has announced that he will resign on Monday. In essence, he has no other choice. Meanwhile, looking at the composition of the future National Assembly, people are beginning to ask themselves: what will its work be like?

    Thus, the Socialist Mayor of Marseille, Benoît Peillan, having expressed his joy that the National Rally had failed to achieve its goals, made it clear that it would be difficult for the left to govern the country with such a composition of the parliamentary corps. "Yes, we won, but we do not have and will not have an absolute majority to govern the country the way we want."

    Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin made a very curious statement: “No one can claim that he won these elections, especially Mr. Mélenchon.”

    Darmanin himself was re-elected as a member of parliament without much difficulty, as were former Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and former President François Hollande. There were also losses: for example, Marine Le Pen's sister Marie-Caroline was not re-elected, having lost a few fractions of a percent, as was the vice-president of the National Assembly, the socialist Valérie Rabaud.

    One way or another, these elections have once again demonstrated the power of the principle of "divide and rule", as well as the aggravation of the general systemic crisis in France and the lack of consensus in society. As for the National Assembly, it will, of course, gather and try to work, but it will turn out exactly like the fable about the swan, the crayfish and the pike, which was composed by the Frenchman La Fontaine before Krylov.

    https://vz.ru/world/2024/7/8/1276627.html

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    Post  GarryB Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:50 am

    Weaselly Moron strikes again... the Europeans are saps... they get fisted by Macron and May and Johnson and say... can we have some more please...

    To be honest the longer Morons stay in power... and Bidens of course and Sgt Shultzs' the more screwed up the west will remain as the rest of the world moves forward and up.

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    Post  Kiko Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:40 pm

    Over Half of French See Pre-Vote Candidate Withdrawals as Fraud - Poll, 07.10.2024.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A majority of the French have described pacts made by the centrists and the left pre-election to stop the right-wing National Rally from sweeping into power as fraud, an Elabe poll out Wednesday showed.

    President Emmanuel Macron's Ensemble coalition and the New Popular Front said ahead of last Sunday's runoff they would put up a united front against Marine Le Pen's National Rally after it pulled far ahead of its rivals in the first round of voting. They withdrew hundreds of candidate to put strongest ones forward, allowing the left to come first in the second round.

    The survey conducted by Elabe among 1,002 voters from July 9-10 found that 52% of those polled saw efforts to create advantage for their candidates as "fraud" and "unnatural political alliances." A further 45% called this behaviour normal.

    The poll also found that 71% of respondents were dissatisfied with the hung parliament produced by the inconclusive vote. Of them, 32% said they were "extremely dissatisfied" with the newly formed parliament, while 29% said they were satisfied.

    Six in 10 respondents said it was a bad idea to dissolve the parliament, compared to 34% who welcomed Macron's decision. On June 15, 58% called the snap election the right move, versus 41% who thought otherwise.

    Some 38% of those sampled said they wanted Gabriel Attal to remain prime minister in the new government, 35% said they would support National Rally leader Jordan Bardell, while 31% opted for center-left Place Publique's Raphael Glucksmann.

    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240710/over-half-of-french-see-pre-vote-candidate-withdrawals-as-fraud---poll-1119331555.html

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    Post  lancelot Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:15 am

    It isn't the first time they have done this however. The French political parties have already done this several times to spoil Le Pen. In fact that is how Macron got into power in the first place. Votes were transferred from other political parties to his.

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    Post  Kiko Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:43 am

    The trick is called 'cordon sanitaire' in French (sanitary rope freed of germs & dirt).

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    Post  kvs Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:24 am

    The French version of first past the post.  Same shit.
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    Post  flamming_python Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:32 am

    lancelot wrote:It isn't the first time they have done this however. The French political parties have already done this several times to spoil Le Pen. In fact that is how Macron got into power in the first place. Votes were transferred from other political parties to his.

    Then the French have all the less excuse for falling for it again

    52% call fraud. Did all those 52% vote for Le Pen? If not then what are they complaining about?

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    Post  George1 Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:51 am

    How stupid is Macron. Doesnt he realize that he is finished politically?
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    Post  flamming_python Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:55 pm

    George1 wrote:How stupid is Macron. Doesnt he realize that he is finished politically?

    Or what, the Trade Unions will boycott the Olympics?

    Boo-hoo. Micron's in charge here
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    Post  Kiko Sun Jul 14, 2024 6:32 am

    Sewage Triathlon and Olympic Murder Threat, by Elena Karaeva for RiaNovosti. 07.14.2024.

    The head of sports in the government, hanging by a thread, Amelie Oudea-Caster, dived into the Seine in a diving suit. The point of the event was to prove, first of all, to the IOC that the main waterway of the French capital has been "defecated" (in fact, it hasn't, because people swim in the rivers in bikinis and swimming trunks, not in waterproof suits). One and a half billion euros were allocated to clean the Seine. The Seine is in exactly the same condition as before the "cleaning began", and no one knows where the money went. Three weeks before the start of the competition, the Associated Press sarcastically noted that "as a last resort, the French are ready to replace the triathlon (swimming, cycling and running) with a duathlon (running, cycling and running again).

    It's sarcastic because AP is an American media outlet, and it was from America that Macron personally, with his well-groomed hands, stole the right to host the 2024 Olympics, and also because, precisely in connection with the situation in Paris and France during the Games, the US diplomatic mission recommended that its citizens walk around Paris (and other big cities) not only alone, but only in groups of five people. The State Department also believes that "it is unsafe to carry large sums of cash, wear expensive watches and jewelry." And, if possible, speak quietly, without getting into arguments with the French. And have on hand the means of protection permitted in France - an F-16 with ammunition (joke).

    This hoarse high A provides the general tone for the orchestra of the organizers of the Games, who failed to create "an unforgettable event that would glorify France for centuries." At least for us in Russia , who organized perhaps the best competitions in the modern history of sports, it is funny to watch.

    The snap parliamentary elections stolen from the French themselves (the National Rally, which came in third in terms of the number of mandates, received the most votes, about 11 million, while the presidential cronies received significantly fewer), the paralysis of state power, the monstrous chaos in finances - and now today Macron will come out all in white to prove the values ​​of the republic and its motto, which have become - so they say in the Elysee Palace - deeds from words.

    In the 235 years since the storming of the Bastille, France has known different times. Glorious times, inglorious times, times when honor was valued and times when it was trampled into the mud.

    When France managed to defend its sovereignty, proving that it was a great power. Paris was the only one, by the way, that did not give in to the Americans' persuasion and did not go with them to Iraq . And to the newly converted members of both the North Atlantic Alliance and the EU , he sharply remarked: "You have missed an excellent opportunity to remain silent."

    We, by the way, valued a partner in France – regardless of the party to which those who governed it belonged. They were French – with all the shortcomings and virtues that are characteristic of the rebellious (once) spirit of this people.

    Today we are open, as Vladimir Putin has said (and repeatedly) , to discussing all crisis situations. Which, let us recall, are not only in Europe.

    But there is one problem: even if at some point such a dialogue with Paris does begin, we will know that in reality, behind all the remarks and decisions of the French authorities, one way or another, in the country's foreign policy today, stands Washington . Isn't it easier in this situation to directly contact the house on Pennsylvania Avenue than the palace on the Parisian Faubourg Saint-Honoré?

    French missiles are killing Russians today, French mercenaries are killing Russians today, French Mirages , which are assigned to Kiev , will also kill Russians.

    Not because the French want us to die, by the way. It's just that the once independent country, which contributed greatly to the creation of the United States during the War of Independence from the British crown, itself did not notice how it became almost the main European vassal of the United States.

    It was noticeable - bright and unambiguous, like Macron wriggling like an eel to please his boss Biden. Yes, the latter has dementia, yes, cognitive problems, and yes, difficulties with the perception of reality. But this is not a problem or an obstacle for today's Paris. There, dementia is not physiological, but political, so a common language was found very quickly.

    Today's Bastille Day was the day when France was finally taken over by Washington. All that was left was to destroy it and write: "Croissants were eaten here."

    And the minister's bathing in a diving suit to protect her skin from the decay of feces on the eve of the main national holiday unexpectedly became the most striking symbol of France's surrender to the United States, which still considers itself the world hegemon.

    https://ria.ru/20240714/olimpiada-1959460796.html

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