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First round of French Presidential Elections is this weekend. Options
progpen
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 1:57:01 PM

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http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/04/20/3-things-to-watch-in-the-first-round-of-french-presidential-elections-this-weekend/

I know the shooting is still fresh in the French people's minds, so I wonder how much it will factor into the election results. I hope the election goes smoothly and I wish the French people success with whoever they choose.

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Yarin
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 6:53:36 PM
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Will Marine le Pen win?
progpen
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:18:35 PM

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I haven't seen any polling numbers so I don't know how any of the candidates compare.

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Hope123
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:40:45 PM

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progpen wrote:
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/04/20/3-things-to-watch-in-the-first-round-of-french-presidential-elections-this-weekend/

I know the shooting is still fresh in the French people's minds, so I wonder how much it will factor into the election results. I hope the election goes smoothly and I wish the French people success with whoever they choose.


Yes.

A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side. Addison
whatson
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:12:42 PM
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Yarin wrote:
Will Marine le Pen win?


Russian Army's TV channel, Zvezda (Star) "voted" for HER.
Yarin
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whatson wrote

Russian Army's TV channel, Zvezda (Star) "voted" for HER.


How strong is a psycho complex toward Russia in the west?

Hope123
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:04:40 PM

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Comments from a couple of Americans - "since Russia meddled in our election, guess it is ok for our president to meddle in France's."

And:

"Just a reminder that our President basically endorsed the literal neo-Nazi candidate in the French presidential election. If LePen wins the election, you can kiss the European Union goodbye."

Trump tweeted that the terrorist attack would affect the election, and Obama called the president to express his sympathies!

As if a leader can stop all terrorist attacks. The shooter was known to the police and had been in jail for 14 years.

(Related digression - Trump also called Erdogan to congratulate him. I just read that Trump had admitted to a business conflict in Turkey a while ago. Plus when he keeps congratulating and liking dictators, it shows what he thinks he has in store for America as he goes blithely about doing whatever he wants.)

A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side. Addison
Hope123
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:41:43 PM

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Macron first, Le Pen second in the second round run-off, May 7th.

A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side. Addison
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