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Hollande wins French presidential election with 51.9 % of votes

 
 
 
 
 
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Francois Hollande on giant screen behind supporters after winning the second round of the presidential election on May 6, 2012 in Tulle, France

First official results show Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande has defeated incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, who managed to secure only 48.1 per cent of the votes. Sarkozy has conceded defeat, asking that Hollande’s victory be respected.

The estimates were carried by French media after all polling stations closed at 20:00 (18:00 GMT).

Hollande will be the first French socialist president of France since 1995.

He capitalized on France’s economic woes and President Sarkozy’s unpopularity. He has also promised to raise taxes on big corporations and people earning more than €1million a year, and lower the retirement age to 60.

Sarkozy, who has been in office since 2007, had promised to reduce France’s large budget deficit through budget cuts.

It is only the second time an incumbent president has failed to win re-election since the start of France’s Fifth Republic in 1958.

Hollande is expected to be inaugurated later this month. Analysts suggest this election result could have great implications for the entire eurozone.

Numbers show this election had a very high turn-out of voters, reaching a record high of over 80 per cent.

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  • Pro-Justice

    I would not believe the media’s propaganda. There is no big difference between Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande. The language in their policies is wordy and confusing.

    Now Francois Hollande just has to prove to the Right-wing Le Pen that he earned it, and it’s not an “Autocrat’s Election”. Let Le Pen verify all his electors. I hope its not an electronic voting system as the U.S. and Canada do; even if it did it still must be verified.

    TAXES: The super rich in France write the tax codes and have their own banking system, and it’s not detectable unless it’s someone with extreme power.
    “Hollande wants the very rich to pay 75% in income taxes and plans to hike taxes on companies that distribute profits to shareholders instead of investing in their business.” – AP

    That’s killing production (aka business) and scares investors away. Businesses are dead because employees and technology require money. The economy is getting much worse and there is massive unemployment.

    Businesses are burdened with:
    :( High taxes at a 75% rate
    :( Local taxes & regulations
    :( State taxes & regulations
    :( Federal taxes & regulations
    :( Environmental rules and regulations (are making it impossible for company to stay in business.)

    :( Union’s demands are driving the costs up. Some companies cannot afford to hire lawyers to fight the Unions. These are liberals run Unions, who are very powerful and they have the media backing them up wherever they go.

    Francois Hollande – Socialist Party – Winner
    Jean-Luc Melenchon – Communist-backed
    Francois Bayrou – Democratic Movement, Left-wing
    Nicolas Sarkozy -Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), Left-wing
    ………….
    Marine Le Pen :-D – National Front, Conservative

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  • James

    OK BOYS AND GIRLS…LET ME BREAK THIS DOWN INTO VERY SIMPLE TERMS THAT PERHAPS WILL SCREW YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT AND MAKE YOU THINK WITH YOUR BRAINS FOR A CHANGE.

    Hollande is jewish: Royal’s main presumed Jewish connection is Francois Hollande, the secretary general of the French Socialist Party, who is her partner (they are not married) and the father of their four children. But Hollande has no community ties and keeps his presumed Jewish origins so secret that Jewish friends of the couple say he always evades questions on the subject.

    http://balder.org/judea/Hate-Speech-Laws-Immigration-Jewish-Influence-France.php

    Nicolas Sarkozy is a jew.

    The new President of France has strong Jewish ethnic origins and understands the roots of Zionism and the case for the existence of Israel.

    http://www.pascalsview.com/pascalsview/2007/05/nicolas-sarkozys-jewish-heritage.html

    No matter who “wins” all non-jews LOOSE BIG TIME.

    Is it really surprising to find the DEMONS of darkness, called jews, behind every subversive group in the West?

    Marine Le Pen – A WHITE TRIED AND TRUE FRENCHWOMAN AND KINSWOMAN OF THE WEST!

    French Jews protest Marine Le Pen – http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/03/15/3086419/french-jews-protest-le-pen

    Marine Le Pen to sue French-Jewish philosopher for libel – http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/06/10/3097776/le-pen-to-sue-french-jewish-philosopher-for-libel

    You think there was an “election” in France. You are easily fooled by the demons of darkness.

    Strike the root!

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  • James

    OK BOYS AND GIRLS. LET ME BREAK THIS DOWN FOR YOU:

    Hollande is a jew: http://balder.org/judea/Hate-Speech-Laws-Immigration-Jewish-Influence-France.php

    Sarkozy is a jew: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Sarkozy

    The Le Pen political dynasty is FRENCH for the FRENCH and has butted heads with those damned evil jews and their lies and deceit more than once.

    And you think the elections are real? Anyone who actually believes that ANYONE other than those; the jewish cabal wants to win, will win, is a FOOL.

    QUESTIONS?

    Under this law (oppressive hate speech laws against the damned jew) the French Nationalist Jean Marie Le Pen was fined 10,000 Euro’s and a suspended sentence of 3 month in jail, for having said only that the German occupation of France had not been especially inhumane, compared to the occupation of other countries such as Poland.

    The filthy jew must go “extinct”. It is LONG overdue.

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