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SouthBayDem

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Wed Jun 12, 2024, 04:12 PM Jun 12

France's rightwing Les Republicains vote out leader Eric Ciotti over election pact with far right

Source: France 24

The Republicans' political committee had voted unanimously to oust Ciotti, MP Annie Genevard said, adding that the party "will present candidates to the French public with clarity and independence" at snap polls called by President Emmanuel Macron for June 30 and July 7.

"I am and remain the president" of the party, Ciotti retorted in a post on X, formerly Twitter, calling the committee's decision "a flagrant violation of our statutes" that was illegal and void.

A mass revolt broke out among Republican heavyweights after Ciotti announced his deal with the RN on TV on Tuesday.

He closed the party headquarters near the National Assembly lower house for the day after the political committee called an emergency meeting, saying there had "never been any meeting planned at the HQ this afternoon".

Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20240612-%F0%9F%94%B4-france-s-rightwing-les-r%C3%A9publicains-vote-out-leader-%C3%A9ric-ciotti-over-election-pact-with-far-right

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That's the common thread with ALL fascist regimes: support from "establishment, moderate conservatives."

Mostly pushed by elites - as well as by much of the middle class (who like to identify with the very elites who despise them).

As well as, of course, big media - an essential chess piece and pillar of all such regimes.

That, plus dark money, is how fascists rose to power not only in Germany - but also in Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, the Philippines, South Africa, and elsewhere.

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