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12% Too Many.

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As the final results of the recent regional elections tallied up it becomes clear that the French National front have advanced.

Apparently, they have about 12% of the vote, which is an incredible figure. To think that French neofascism would be able to convince some 12% of the voting electorate that they were a valid and reasoned choice is disturbing.

Jim at the Daily (Maybe) points to Le Monde’s breakdown. He has done a good job of analysing the results, thus far.

12% in my book is 12% too many.

Update 1: The election-politique site has much more on the results, remembering there is a second round on Sunday.

National results, but worse is the fact that Le Pen achieved 20.29 % in the region of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur.

Written by modernityblog

15/03/2010 at 22:19

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  1. I have no idea what le Pen stands for, and indeed can’t take much interest in French politics! I hardly think le Pen is liable to invade if he gains power; and so who cares what he does?

    But we should all rejoice that democracy in France works well enough that a minority party hated by and demonised by the establishment can still make progress by the ballot box. That’s what democracy means.

    I would have thought the danger in sitting on the lid of a boiling kettle was obvious. That’s why we HAVE democracy.

    Roger Pearse

    17/03/2010 at 23:40


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