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by Bernard on Sat May 6th, 2017 at 07:48:26 PM EST
I was going to vote when I got up. Before breakfast. Instead of breakfast. Whatever.
Then I thought I'd have a look at Médiapart to se what's really happenning in the world. And I gave in to the temptation to watch their 90-minute interview of one of the candidates. Risky... But I've never been a fan of "lalalala I can't hear you".

But actually, I'm not sorry I did. There is meat. And I find myself nodding in agreement with a lot of it. There is a lot of schlerosis in the French system, a lot of inefficient effort and expense that can usefully deployed. The pledge of introducing proportional representation before the end of the year, of giving responsability to all parties represented... Whole bunch of stuff, on a bunch of themes.

It's going to be a tragicomic spectacle over the next five years, watching his best intentions get carved into bite-sized portions.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun May 7th, 2017 at 10:44:19 AM EST
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No idea about the accuracy of the numbers, the source seems to be Le Soir, who announced stupid things in the first round. But for fun :

I particularly like the New York numbers : 5% for Le Pen, in the city of Le Donald.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun May 7th, 2017 at 01:09:18 PM EST
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