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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:20 PM

Macron's party set for parliamentary majority, polls show

Source: BBC

French President Emmanuel Macron's party is on track for a parliamentary majority, exit polls suggest, weeks after his presidential victory.

Two polls have his La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, winning between 355 and 425 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.

The winning margin is lower than some expected with turnout down from 2012.
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The result, if confirmed, sweeps all of the mainstream parties aside, and gives the 39-year-old president a strong mandate in parliament to pursue his pro-EU, business-friendly reform plans.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40322140

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Reply Macron's party set for parliamentary majority, polls show (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Jun 18 OP
Wellstone ruled Jun 18 #1
Matthew28 Jun 18 #2
Wellstone ruled Jun 18 #4
broadcaster90210 Jun 18 #8
Ken Burch Jun 18 #10
rpannier Jun 19 #13
OnDoutside Jun 18 #3
roamer65 Jun 18 #5
muriel_volestrangler Jun 18 #6
Ken Burch Jun 18 #11
Doug the Dem Jun 19 #14
Astraea Jun 18 #7
moondust Jun 18 #9
Astraea Jun 18 #12

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:36 PM

1. People have awoke,

the days of Austerity are coming to a end. Next major European event will be Teresa May quitting as Britain's PM. The High Rise fire will be her undoing.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:49 PM

2. If it ends Austerity this is great news.

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Response to Matthew28 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:31 PM

4. We here in the USA are one of the

Countries were about half the Population believe the Wealthy create the Jobs,the real truth is,you and I create the jobs. The Wealthy only buy more Treasury Bills to collect the Coupon each and every quarter.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:26 PM

8. We have a bingo.

nt

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Response to Matthew28 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:04 PM

10. It can't. Macron is pro-austerity.

Worse, he wants to "reform" labor laws...i.e., to leave working people with next to no job security and next to no protections for their rights in the workplace.

On economic issues, Macron is basically Sarkozy on meth.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:38 AM

13. He's Fillon without the pandering to bigots

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:19 PM

3. I prefer "Balancing the Books" to "Austerity".

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:02 PM

5. France and Canada are going to steal our top talent.

With Macron saying "Come to France" and Canada with its new "2 weeks and you are in Canada" visa program, I can see much of our top talent deciding to leave the US.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:26 PM

6. With 97% of votes counted, Macron has 289 out of 577

so he has reached the majority.

http://graphics.france24.com/france-legislative-elections-second-round-interactive-map/

He's expected to get about 300. The National Front has 8. The centre-right Republicans are the main opposition, currently on 109.

Very low turnout - just 44%.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:09 PM

11. The result was a humiliating set back for the French Socialist Party

the PS fell from 258 seats in 2012 to just 29(its allies took an additional 14 seats)

Having destroyed itself through its embrace of neoliberal austerity, the PS should probably do the decent thing and simply dissolve. It stand for nothing now and has no reason to exist.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:02 AM

14. Good

But the majority seems smaller than what was being speculated about after the first round. And, as you noted, the turnout was poor. But hey, I'll take it!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:09 PM

7. More neoliberal BS

Granted, he's not Le Pen, but he looks like a French Tony Blair to me.

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Response to Astraea (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:00 PM

9. My concern as well.

I hear reports that he's got to tackle "labor reform" fast. Sounds like neoliberal predation on labor and government for the benefit of the wealthy and stock markets, but I don't really know much about the situation there.

Appears Macron's fledgling party got 360+ seats.

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Response to moondust (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:18 PM

12. I guess we'll just have to grit our teeth

and hope for the best. Also, encourage our French friends to put the pressure on Macron to do the right thing.

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