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  • 6th July 2024 at 12:31 pm #601305

    A realistically sensible UK government.

    A humanitarian leader in Iran.

    French far right not going to win.

    All we need now is for Putin to be eliminated and for the USA to find a sensible president.

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    6th July 2024 at 1:31 pm #601308

    I am not sure about starmer but everyone deserves a chance but a sensible president in USA might be stretching things a bit B-)

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    7th July 2024 at 8:54 am #601326

    Perhaps you are right MC and that all is not doom and gloom.Hopefully Putin will depart this earth soon, but who would take his place? Could be even more of a nut job than him.

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    7th July 2024 at 9:07 am #601328

    My Breton neighbour is smiling.  She wonders which will be Macron’s worst nightmare Bardella or Melanchon as his prime minister.  She is fervently hoping for Melanchon.

    7th July 2024 at 11:23 am #601330

    I don’t understand the thinking behind French politics. The possibility of having a centre left president with a right wing prime minister, how does that work? :scratch:

    7th July 2024 at 1:30 pm #601332

    I don’t understand the thinking behind French politics. The possibility of having a centre left president with a right wing prime minister, how does that work? :scratch:

    It’s called cohabitation.

    Has cohabitation happened in France before?
    Not for more than 20 years, as parliamentary elections now come hard on the heels of presidential votes, and voting preferences do not change much within that time.

    There have been three periods of cohabitation in the past:

    1997-2002 Socialist Lionel Jospin was prime minister under centre-right President Jacques Chirac

    1993-95 Centre-right Prime Minister Edouard Balladour worked with Socialist President François Mitterrand during his second term

    1986-88 Jacques Chirac was prime minister under President François Mitterrand

    But nothing has really prepared France for the kind of cohabitation that could occur after 7 July.

    7th July 2024 at 2:57 pm #601333

    I’m not sure things are looking up yet…but we can hope.

    The immigrants that were being held ready for Rwanda…all 4 of them …have been released….pending?

    what…not quite sure.

    im sure the boats crossing towards the Uk are already revving up.

    A humanitarian first minister in Iran?yet again I’ll wait and see how that pans out.

    Here in France the results will be in later today…if it’s right wing there will be riots….the extreme left are good at not accepting even their own form of democracy,personally I find that unacceptable.

    Sadly today people are too ready to argue viciously when they don’t agree…The freedoms fought for in the last war seemingly gone too far.

    accept the changes…give the politicians a chance to perform.

    7th July 2024 at 6:18 pm #601337

    Perhaps you are right MC and that all is not doom and gloom.Hopefully Putin will depart this earth soon, but who would take his place? Could be even more of a nut job than him.

    UK now on the up first time for 14 years stability has arrived and no more lies,

    France deeply worried about, and US .

    7th July 2024 at 6:48 pm #601338

    At least there is hope for some stability, whereas before, there was just interminable disbelief and despair.

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    7th July 2024 at 7:05 pm #601339

    France has its own worries.

    those will be settled tonight/tomorrow….then yes I hope there is a period of stability for Europe..

     

    7th July 2024 at 8:20 pm #601342

    Well it looks like my Breton neighbour will get her wish according to the exit polls and Macron will have to work with Melanchon as his premier minister.

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    7th July 2024 at 9:02 pm #601345

    I’m pretty sure Macron won’t stay around long…

    The thought of having a botched together group of 4 left wing parties who never agree on anything…is pretty unnerving.

    French democracy has spoken…let’s see where it goes.

    8th July 2024 at 6:54 am #601348

    UK now on the up first time for 14 years stability has arrived and no more lies,

    I think its a bit early to say UK now on the up!

    No more lies?? I Im afraid I dont see that at all

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    8th July 2024 at 8:15 am #601350

    I’m afraid I agree…stability is not on the agenda…certainly not in France.

    The election has just thrown up enormous differences…thrusting Melonchon into the forefront…someone everyone generally agreed was unelectable.

    The tensions in the big cities are already at breaking point….riots overnight.

    keep your heads down folks….

    8th July 2024 at 9:18 am #601359

    Just seen my neighbour, even in the rain her smile is lighting up the sky.  Know she is so very happy as she forgot to speak French to me and launched into Breton then remembered and reverted to French.  I should add that she is a stalwart of the parti communiste which in years gone by was incredibly strong in our area but as the populations aged its membership had fallen with its influence.  She is so very kind to me so have to be happy for her but not sure I share her euphoria

     

    8th July 2024 at 9:35 am #601361

    The situation is very uncertain,it’s extremely complicated…the left parties now starting to be as before …ie in fighting…

    Attal will hand in his resignation today but probably continue until the fighting stops and they come up with a candidate for first minister.

    A policeman was badly injured in Rennes…by a molatov cocktail…

    There is no overall majority…no one party has won…the left coalition has the largest party…but not enough to lead.

    In so many ways it’s a bad result…especially with the Olympic Games just around the corner.

     

    9th July 2024 at 1:01 pm #601402

    Well it looks like my Breton neighbour will get her wish according to the exit polls and Macron will have to work with Melanchon as his premier minister.

    Macron has ruled out any alliance with MadDog Melenchon’s pack of mangy curs, and they have ruled out allying with Macron.

    “However, things seem to be off to a bad start for the moment. The main representatives of the left have already ruled out any prospect of an alliance with the Macronist camp and/or the right, refusing any “alliance of opposites” or any “arrangement” . While Emmanuel Macron has not yet spoken, the head of Renaissance, Stéphane Séjourné, has already warned that the presidential camp will present “preconditions for any discussion” with a view to a majority – the Macronists have already ruled out any alliance with La France insoumise (LFI), which remains the main component of the left with 74 deputies”

    https://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2024/07/08/legislatives-2024-les-scenarios-possibles-pour-un-gouvernement-apres-le-second-tour_6247780_4355770.html

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