Monday, June 11, 2007

Right Crushes Left in First Round of French National Assembly Elections


Catholicgauze called it (and for once I was correct!), after the victory of Nicholas Sarkozy, France has elected a clearly European conservative parliament. Estimates shows that after both rounds the Right will have about 430 seats compared to the Left's 140. Of note is the faliure of the centrist François Bayrou's Union for French Democracy. A majority of UDF parliament members formed the own New Center party with the aim of being centrists aligned with Sarkozy.

The integrated world continues its march to the neoliberal policies. With France already stepping up against Iran, expect for an even more bold Sarkozy to work with Merkel of Germany and Bush on shared goals.

For Wikipedia's wrap-up on the election click here

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