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Francois Hollande elected as new French president

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    Congratulations to the people of france, best decisions you could have made, now just the UK and Germany to sort out
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    It will be good if he does the things he says. 12k jobs a year? I don't see anyone complaining at that.
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    (Original post by jakemittle)
    A turnout of 72% - impressive!
    Turn out is about 80% so more impressive!!!
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    He has some ambitious plans for France, this will be very interesting.

    (Original post by justmyopinions)
    Bad news for French immigrants
    Hollande is socialist not national front

    (Original post by jakemittle)
    Dude, he has most likely won
    Indeed, but his projected victory margine is by less than 2%

    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Well I have a nice place set up in Genève... like hell I'll live in a Socialist France.
    Then you must never have lived in France before Sarkozy :pierre:
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    Well done people of France, join finland norway and sweden in the ranks of some of the best places to be after a few years of proper policies none of this right wing rubbish
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    (Original post by TheHansa)
    Then you must never have lived in France before Sarkozy.
    Unfortunately (or fortunately ) I was a baby under Mitterrand.
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    (Original post by Angry Spartan)
    Won 51.9% of the vote apparently.

    Pretty close stuff.
    52-48 gives him a 4% majority and more than 1million more votes than Sarkozy. So not that close
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    oh dear Carla must be upset :laugh:
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    The results make this rumor about everyone wanting anyone but Sarkozy pretty much wrong
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    Mmm... think of all the juicy investors and French businessmen and entrepreneurs fleeing across the channel to London.
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    '‎2012, Hollande président, la fin du monde, les mayas avaient raisons.'

    Possibly the best anti-hollande status I've seen on facebook
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    (Original post by TheHansa)
    He has some ambitious plans for France, this will be very interesting.



    Hollande is socialist not national front



    Indeed, but his projected victory margine is by less than 2%



    Then you must never have lived in France before Sarkozy :pierre:
    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/fe...roma-f24.shtml

    He has also appealed to the valuable extreme far right voters, on issues such as North Africans. If this is his plans for Roma then plans for others can't be much better.
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Unfortunately (or fortunately ) I was a baby under Mitterrand.
    Out of interest, why are you so opposed to living in a socialist France?
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    (Original post by justmyopinions)
    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/fe...roma-f24.shtml

    He has also appealed to the valuable extreme far right voters, on issues such as North Africans. If this is his plans for Roma then plans for others can't be much better.
    What's he doing to the North Africans? I thought he was going to make France the first country in western Europe to recognise the state of Palestine, hardly a right wing nutjob.
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    la boum! boum!

    ^ that's what will be happening to the CAC index tomorrow.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    I know next to nothing about French politics, but has a projection ever proved to be wrong?
    Just sour grapes. They were actually results with almost 70-80% of the votes in. Only the biggest cities should still be counting their votes now but only minor changes of no consequence can be expected
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    (Original post by TheHansa)

    Then you must never have lived in France before Sarkozy :pierre:
    Well there was Chirac before him so...(unless you're implying that France under Chirac was a socialist France)
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    Well there was Chirac before him so...(unless you're implying that France under Chirac was a socialist France)
    Was wondering who would be the first to hit me with that

    Chirac was not left-leaning socially but he was a member of the Communist Party and enjoyed relations with the Soviet union.
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    What are the implications of this?
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    (Original post by bkeevin)
    Just sour grapes. They were actually results with almost 70-80% of the votes in. Only the biggest cities should still be counting their votes now but only minor changes of no consequence can be expected
    Ok, thanks

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