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Old 10.04.2022, 20:39
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French presidential election 2022

First projection has Macron 5% up vs Le Pen. I think this is somewhat good news. And I post this here as imo the most relevant thread for this. Of course, someone might prefer to move into a French thread.

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Old 10.04.2022, 20:46
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First projection has Macron 5% up vs Le Pen. I think this is somewhat good news. And I post this here as imo the most relevant thread for this. Of course, someone might prefer to move into a French thread.

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It looks like it will go into a second round
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Old 10.04.2022, 20:46
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First projection has Macron 5% up vs Le Pen. I think this is somewhat good news. And I post this here as imo the most relevant thread for this. Of course, someone might prefer to move into a French thread.

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Five percent difference between democracy and Faschismus, when did this shut start to become default?
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Old 10.04.2022, 20:52
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It looks like it will go into a second round
Of course. Nobody was expected to get 50%.

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Five percent difference between democracy and Faschismus, when did this shut start to become default?
Well, you can add Zemmour's 8% to her 23%. As usual, the question will be who the first round drop-outs will support and whether their voters will vote. There are some crazy lefties in France, and the biggest risk to Macron is that they will stay home instead of voting for him.

Link to this thread for whom it may not be obvious: Le Pen as recently as late march said sshe was opposing sanctions against Russia (because inflation) and she could see Russia as an ally after the war ends. She has also previously said she would leave NATO. Zemmour is even worse. The left guy (Melechon) has also been a Putin boy, but lately said he regrets that.
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Old 11.04.2022, 08:44
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Of course. Nobody was expected to get 50%.



Well, you can add Zemmour's 8% to her 23%. As usual, the question will be who the first round drop-outs will support and whether their voters will vote. There are some crazy lefties in France, and the biggest risk to Macron is that they will stay home instead of voting for him.

Link to this thread for whom it may not be obvious: Le Pen as recently as late march said sshe was opposing sanctions against Russia (because inflation) and she could see Russia as an ally after the war ends. She has also previously said she would leave NATO. Zemmour is even worse. The left guy (Melechon) has also been a Putin boy, but lately said he regrets that.
Basically in the first round they could vote between an extremist (right or left) and Macron, who is the only sensible one among so many clowns. A sad, sad state of affairs. And that coming from France! what a disappointment. I don't know, the French have to take a deep, good look in the mirror and ask themselves who they want to become and what they want France to be in Europe or the world, really.This is not the France we knew and/or loved.
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Re: French presidential election 2022

Normally in the first tour you see ‘protest’ votes. Where Putin supporters voting for a right wing candidate to send a message. Having done that they will vote their favourite in the second tour.

LePen will do well, better than previous elections, but I doubt she will get more than 50%.

The abstaintion rate was quite high in the first tour, that will be bad news for Macron if it continues, but not fatal.
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Re: French presidential election 2022

Macron is still favourite to win but the next five years will likely see continued protests as so many oppose him. He has not been able to sell his achievements such as reducing unemployment. Many French people can´t afford to live in cities near where they work, don´t want to live in suburbs with high levels of social housing and thus are dependent on their car for long commutes. This causes a lot of dissatisfaction and makes people vulnerable to rises in fuel costs. Still, more widespread home office should ease this situation.
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Oh heck, if France goes all nazi on us, along with Hungary and Denmark an Poland then we know why Rick Sanchez is confused about when this shit became default.
On us? I hope you got an advanced degree. Otherwise I wish you the best. Cava is gut, prosecco is better
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On us? I hope you got an advanced degree. Otherwise I wish you the best. Cava is gut, prosecco is better
Nah, don‘t dig bubbly sweet Prosecco.
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Re: French presidential election 2022

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Five percent difference between democracy and Faschismus, when did this shut start to become default?
i think fascism or its counterparts are usually a reaction to something. in the case of france i still think the effects of mass immigration or 'le grand remplacement' is still the catalyst for unrest.
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