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Meet President Hollande

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Courtesy of Bloomberg, below is a compilation of the key dates to know for the first French socialist president since Francois Mitterand.

  • Francois Hollande was elected the seventh president of France’s Fifth Republic, which dates to 1958. Following are the key dates of his life and career.
  • 1954, Aug. 12: born in Rouen (western France) to a doctor and a social worker
  • 1968: Moves with his family to Paris
  • 1971: High-school graduation
  • 1974: Wins grant, travels to California for two months
  • 1975: Graduates from Paris Institute of Political Sciences, HEC-Paris business school and passes an undergraduate law degree
  • 1977: Military service
  • 1979: Joins the Socialist Party, starts dating Segolene Royal
  • 1980: Graduates from Ecole Nationale d’Administration
  • 1981: Hired as aides to President Francois Mitterrand
  • 1981, June: Loses his first electoral battle in Correze district against Jacques Chirac, who was to become President
  • 1983: Chief of staff to Max Gallo, the government’s spokesman
  • 1984: Birth of Thomas, Royal-Hollande’s first son
  • 1986: Birth of Clemence, the couple’s first daughter
  • 1987: Birth of Juline, the couple’s third child
  • 1988: Wins first local mandate as Correze district deputy (mandate runs until 1993)
  • 1992: Supports the Maastricht Treaty
  • 1992: Birth of Flora, the couple’s fourth and last child
  • 1993: Head the informal club “Temoin” to support Jacques Delors’ possible presidential bid
  • 1994: Heads the Socialist Party’s economic-policy unit
  • 1995: Socialist presidential candidate Lionel Jospin’s spokesman (Jospin lost to Chirac)
  • 1997: Elected first secretary of the Socialist Party, re- elected as deputy of Correze
  • 1999: European deputy from July to December
  • 2001: Elected mayor of Tulle, the Correze district’s administrative center (until 2008)
  • 2001: Supports Socialist Prime Minister Jospin’s decision to send French troops to Afghanistan
  • 2002: Spokesman for Socialist presidential candidate Jospin, who was eliminated in first round against anti- immigration National Front candidate
  • 2004: The Socialist Party wins 20 of France’s 22 regions in regional votes
  • 2005: Supports the European Constitution in a referendum; most Socialist supporters vote against
  • 2007: Segolene Royal runs for president and loses to Sarkozy
  • 2007, June: Royal makes their separation public, Hollande wins back Correze deputy seat, member of the National Assembly Finance Committee
  • 2008, March: Wins the Correze district presidency (still in power)
  • 2008, September: Votes against sending more troops to Afghanistan
  • 2008, November: Quits as Socialist Party head
  • 2009, June: Makes first speech in presidential race
  • 2009, November: Makes relationship with Paris Match magazine journalist Valerie Trierweiler public (after three years of partnership)
  • 2011, March: Declares presidential candidacy
  • 2011, May: Socialist rival Dominique Strauss-Kahn abandons presidential possible bid
  • 2011, October: Wins Socialist nomination
  • 2012, April 22: Wins the first round of the presidential race
  • 2012, May 6: Wins French presidential election against Nicolas Sarkozy
 

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Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:35 | 2401117 Banksters
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Vote AGAIN.    I will take my child sized fist and slam it in your face, FRANCE

Sarko the Dwarf

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:36 | 2401124 maxmad
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Sarko just sharted!  The Collapse just started!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:56 | 2401197 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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I can't believe that fat socialist cunt bagged sergeline royal when she was young...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:56 | 2401207 Randall Cabot
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How long before Carla Bruni says, "What the fuck am I doing with this unemployed jew midget?"

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:32 | 2401321 Vampyroteuthis ...
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RIP Euro. Viva la Franc!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:25 | 2401752 ArgentoFisico
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e!

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:59 | 2402602 The Big Ching-aso
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France is about to get a special Hollandeise sauce it's never gonna forget.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 00:29 | 2402530 Dixie Rect
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I'm going long on surrender flag manufacturers.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 02:21 | 2402612 The Big Ching-aso
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Things are really phucked up over there.  Hollande should be King of Holland.  Sarkozy should be Prime Minister of Israel.   And Carla Bruni should've been married to Silvio Berlusconi.     It's like all these nations are voting-in misceginating foreign inbreds.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:35 | 2401118 westerman
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He can spend our way out of this crisis!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:38 | 2401136 10044
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one can only hope for change!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:39 | 2401139 Oquities
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let the currency debasement wars begin in earnest.  no more wavering.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 02:01 | 2402615 The Big Ching-aso
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France is gonna end up with some long bread lines.   Those baguettes are phuckin enormous.

 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:35 | 2401119 A Man without Q...
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And the French vote for the one who promises the most free stuff, as usual.  If you are wondering when they are going to learn, the answer is probably never.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:00 | 2401213 TBT or not TBT
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Which is why this is NOT the first socialist president since Mitterand.   They're all socialists over there, Sarko included.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:31 | 2401454 Maxwell Smart
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The U.S. has a socialist president, too. Democrats are socialists.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:41 | 2401486 Thorny Xi
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Moron.  What do you call the creation of $12T or so to prop up failed bankers?  Who did that?  Both parties, and the "independent" Federal Reserve.  THAT'S socialism.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:23 | 2401629 TBT or not TBT
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That's called fascism.   NationalIST socialism.   Anything for power.    The means to power for Democrats is demagogery, vote buying, influence peddling, race and ethnic preference...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:50 | 2401516 NuckingFuts
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Are you high? Maxwell douche.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 02:09 | 2402620 The Big Ching-aso
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Pls don't hate me because I'm part French.  Mom answered the door bell.  It was the mailman, Francois.  She said, "Please, come in."  He said, "Oui, oui".   And the rest is history.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:32 | 2401458 machineh
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Like Hollande, Mitterand believed France could spend its way to prosperity. The French franc proceeded to collapse.

This time round, the franc CAN'T collapse, because France is in the euro zone. So what gives?

Easy -- France's 3% borrowing rate and AAA rating. Try 5% and single-A, a year or two down the road.

'Free money' ain't free, comrades. It probably costs more than honest money, matter of fact.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 02:04 | 2402617 The Big Ching-aso
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I wonder what the world would say if we voted in a real socialist liberal-spending retard for president?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:12 | 2401261 Amish Hacker
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Actually, politicians never promise free stuff, just stuff that somebody else will pay for.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:35 | 2401120 GeneMarchbanks
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Socialism, Bitchez!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:56 | 2401205 Joe The Plumber
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Lol hollande said it didnt matter if a 75 percent tax rate harmed growth it was matter of " fairness"

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:03 | 2401228 AustriAnnie
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It IS fair for the entire country to starve together.  "Liberté, égalité, fraternité" and all that.  (Minus the liberte, of course.)



Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:58 | 2401547 smb12321
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The epitome of the ideologue - abstract, academic theories are more important than people.   If the rich left he could at least say, "Well, we're solved the inequality problem."

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 02:14 | 2402624 The Big Ching-aso
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If Papillon were alive today I think he'd escape France for a more hospitable environs on Devil's Island.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:37 | 2401129 Lost Wages
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If tomorrow you tell the average American that Hollande rules France, they'd say, "How does one country rule another country? Is weed legal in France now?"

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:38 | 2401131 10044
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france is fucked.. more than it already has

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:58 | 2401211 Landrew
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I would say you are very, very WRONG! I think France just took an adult step in giving the finger to the global banksters! France= ICELAND, the French people have done what the Irish should have and what we should have done here in the U.S.! The Greeks now have a chance at a future like Iceland and Argentina! Braver! Braver! people of France!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:07 | 2401246 TBT or not TBT
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France is a little bigger than Iceland, or Greece, in economic terms.     The insolvent continental banking system and governments managed to paper the first two over, but the charade will not last long once a major economy goes for default.   Spain will be the first big one, but Italy isn't far behind.  

Anyway, to your point, France exiting the system would effectively pull the plunger on this rather overloaded economic toilet called "Europe", but in all likelyhood Spain and or Italy will be the trigger.    France has no interest in that, as its banks hold a lot of PIIGS debt.   I mean, that fact has been a key driver for the Merkozy antics.  Both Germany and France have giant insolvent banks stuffed full of bad paper, and the can kicking they've done over there on Greece and PIIGS sovereign debt crisis has been about protecting their banks for just a little longer.   THEIR banks, not foreign ones.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 02:31 | 2402626 The Big Ching-aso
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All the other socialist countries in Europe are anxiously concerned if Hollande can phuck things up worse than they have.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:39 | 2401133 lizzy36
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And Quebec is next.

Vive la Socialist!!!!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:44 | 2401152 ZeroPower
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Indeed, idiot students in Qc already trying to pull the 'WE DEMAND FREE TUITION' card. Ridiculous.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:59 | 2401212 Joe The Plumber
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As long as the lady protesters keep taking off their shorts I might support that.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:01 | 2401223 sabra1
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at least they held their ground and took to the streets! in the good old USA, nary a riot in sight, all must be well!

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 04:03 | 2402686 NidStyles
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Yes, because rioting and vandalism solves everything, right?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:19 | 2401281 Landrew
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So your thoughts are keep the slaves ignorant? Why wouldn't we wanted the young people educated? Growth doesn't come from Slavery it comes from empowerment. I don't think I want to live in a country that doesn't value education. Nothing is free and you are mistaken thinking these young people don't understand that! You should try to interact with young people you might learn something about them.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:22 | 2401288 EuroSovietSerf
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I think you'll find most of them want to do some 'liberal arts' or 'social study' and expect a high paying government job to be waiting for them.. because... you know... they're entitled.

I'd say many people don't need some university degree to begin with, ever more of these degrees are worthless anyway. And as a wise man once said 'never let school get in the way of your education'.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:42 | 2401489 i_call_you_my_base
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Or you could actually look instead of making assumptions: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d10/tables/dt10_282.asp?referrer=list

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:17 | 2401723 jwoop66
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exactly, looks like a high percentage of bullshit majors.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 02:26 | 2402628 The Big Ching-aso
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Les Miserables II coming soon to Paris outside theaters everywhere.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:22 | 2401627 lizzy36
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NO.

YOU are mistaken. Post secondary education is already subsidized in every province in Canada. The more militant Quebec students wanted FREE TUITION. Quebec pays the lowest tuition in Canada. We are talking $2800 a year. In Alberta the average tuition costs about $4800.

Here is the kicker, under the equalization program in Canada, every man, woman and child in Alberta sends Quebec $500 a year. You see Quebec is a "have not" province. They cannot currently afford the "low" tuition cost, nevermind "FREE" tuition, unless the students of Alberta subsidize them.

We want young people educated. And currently in Canada nobody is priced out of the education market. What we don't want, is some silly notion that there is such a thing as "free", because there isn't. Someone is always subsidizing anothers "free".

In Canada we value education, but we sure as hell don't value massive subsidies to one group of students over another. And we should all spend a bit more time valuing hard work and sacrifice. 

You know what the problem with free post secondary education is? It is like giving everyone a participation badge. What incentive is there for the 16 year old with an aptitude for physics to work her ass off, to get the grades necessary to qualify for a scholarship, when she can merely work just enough to the grades necessary for admission? What value do we place on free? 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:40 | 2402131 StychoKiller
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Free (as in "free beer") education is worth what you paid for it, i.e., NOTHING!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 23:50 | 2402495 TheDriver
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I signed in just to say I love you, lizzy.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 04:26 | 2402695 NidStyles
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So you want the slaves to get a quality education from their slave masters? What the fuck are you on about?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:26 | 2401304 theTribster
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It is a little deeper than that, c'mon now.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:48 | 2401173 GeneMarchbanks
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If true, excellent. Let the Balkanization begin!!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:39 | 2401140 YuropeanImbecille
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will be absolutley no difference, Hollande as Sarkozy is firstly and foremostly a jew, and they work very close together with the vampire squid and do not give a fuck about the french or the euroepans.

 

so this is as usual a major win for the vampire squid and it's zionist bastards.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:42 | 2401151 CH1
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Just what we need... another Antisemite troll to waste everyone's time and energy.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:48 | 2401510 Maxwell Smart
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But you have to admit that he has a cute picture.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:40 | 2401142 Frank N. Beans
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viva le Europa!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:44 | 2401156 CH1
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Live hard, die fast, hopefully?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:44 | 2401159 Corn1945
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The Euro and the EU are disintegrating before our eyes. Only the totally blind don't see it.

I don't think it's crazy anymore to predict this will end in violence. 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:38 | 2401477 Dien Bien Poo
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i have 20 - 20 vision and dont see or share your prognosis. The Euro has been supported by Central Bnaks at this 1.30 level....hardly disintegration, for several months and the EU is still alove and well. 

Are you prone to exageration, bias or embelishment perhaps?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:13 | 2401714 TBT or not TBT
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They're just piling up debt, without the demographics or work ethic to ever pay it, which means a giant reset living standards across the continent, one way or the other.   Actually, a dozen different ways, Europe being fragmented ethnically, politically, and economically.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 04:28 | 2402699 NidStyles
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They are priming it for a cleansing of the unwanted, I.E. war.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:38 | 2401968 CvlDobd
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Yes, because the people won't rise up in the street until 1.15.

Bullshit, you think the people care what level the currency is at in order to get mad?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:45 | 2402141 StychoKiller
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Price of a baguette: 1Euro + N;

amount in pocket: 1Euro - X  (where N & X != 0)

Houston, France has a problem.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:42 | 2402135 StychoKiller
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Corn1945 is just as akurate az yer speling. :>D

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:46 | 2401162 lolmao500
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Remember...

http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/7014/

Like Sarkozy, Hollande has declared that an Iranian nuclear missile would be unacceptable for Europe.

Hollande, for his part, declared last month that he would support military intervention in Syria, “if done within a [United Nations] framework.”

Hollande used Thursday's debate to repeat a campaign promise that, if elected, he would withdraw all French troops serving with NATO from Afghanistan by the end of 2012 – a full year ahead of a planned pullout,

But really, we don't really know what's he gonna do since he has not said much and he's most likely a stinking liar. So probably, stay the course.

Worst case scenario? With Sarkozy and Berlusconi gone and the NATO meeting coming up, NATO could put Georgia as a full member with a time table and Ukraine as an aspirant member. That would create a shitstorm in Russia.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:48 | 2401167 Squid Vicious
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Top story on Yahoo! News is Mariah Carey's "striking ski suit"... lol.  The sheeple are going to get everything they deserve and then some.... i really hope it happens soon

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:03 | 2401235 carbonmutant
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Merkel is being forced into a corner...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:10 | 2401394 A Man without Q...
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Merkel is basically finished, mainly owing to the collapse of the FDP and too many scandals involving CDU party members.  She knows this, but will stick to her principles until the end, and she deserves some credit for that.

For the average German voter, they have been conditioned to feel too guilty about the Nazi past to be comfortable intruding on what other Eurozone nations want to do.  There is a common consensus outside Germany that weakening the Euro by about a third is going to solve everything and the average German is going to stand idly by, having been told it is good for exports, but when inflation arrives and gas is €3 a litre, they'll realize what's going on.

It's the Keynsian endgame, and it's coming very soon.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:11 | 2402044 carbonmutant
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Hard to see the Germans working with New Dawn...lol

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:46 | 2402146 StychoKiller
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What, is there a euro version of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:06 | 2401244 Landrew
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Last week during our own EUphoria over the outstanding employment report I purchased at the money puts on GE for almost nothing! I think I have a 1000% gain coming if futures on the Dow are telling us anything?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:31 | 2401320 eddiebe
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Jim Willie says one of his sources claim that France ( under Hollande ) will lead the Pigs to form a separate tracing bloc from the northern tier led by Germany. Makes some sense..

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:52 | 2401366 flapdoodle
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Sauve qui peut alors!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:55 | 2401368 goforgin
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Qaddafi is going to win the next election in France.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:03 | 2401375 theTribster
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We'll see how Hollande handles the EuroZone conditions and the agreements and Merkel. Will he be slapped down? I suspect he might, it wouldn't be the first time the Germans shit on the French - or visa versa, it gets really interesting now as the dynamics really start to shift towards a much more nationalist attitude. The unwinding of the EZ will lead to situations similar to post WWI, it is amazing that history can repeat itself so closely. It was all about the reparations that couldn't be paid by Germany to England and France.

The elections also have a huge impact on the currency wars and the race to the bottom, this will make things more difficult for BENzidrine as it will now cost a lot more to keep the dollar down against the Euro (or the Aussie or the Yen or the...). As the money flows away from Europe and into mostly US based assets the chasm will widen between the continents forcing the ECBs hand on more LTROs - it will be clear that the US did the right thing in terms of increased spending and decreased austerity measures [sarc]. I'm reasonably sure that will be the interpretation and may even cause the ECB/IMF to go overboard - if some is good more must be better. I can see everyone running to the other side of the financial ship in a hurry - and the politicans will lead the charge (minus Germany). 

If Hollande isn't slapped down and can actually fight his way into a growth pact while at the same time minimizing austerity measures, I think we can say goodbye to Germany at that point. Should be an interesting week while everyone chews on the political outcomes from the weekend. The pundits on France24 are already talking down the fact that Hollande will be able to change anything with respect to Europe - this from Hollande's party!

BTW, Fuck You Bernanke (I hadn't read it in a while, so I thought I'd take the time to say it - its obligatory I feel).

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:12 | 2401398 Hobbleknee
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Note that he has never had a real job, and now he will controll the lives of hard-working people.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:16 | 2401410 destiny
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Actually NONE of them ever had a real job and being a politician by the way is NOT a job ! 

Rest now the legislative elections, of course Hollande will not implement his program unless he wins the majority at the legislative.  Common sense dictates that he will...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:13 | 2401402 EuroSovietSerf
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One bankster stooge replaced by another... big effin deal. Let the sellout of the people continue... all hail the banksters (ie Hollandes masters)!!!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:15 | 2401407 f16hoser
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Socialism: Eventually, you run-out of "other people's" money. What if, and stay with me on this, what if "other people's" are all broke?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:26 | 2401426 tom a taxpayer
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Francois Hollande - Le Hamburger

"Hollande broke from his father’s far-right politics, but he never presented himself as much of a rebel. His big youthful adventure consisted of traveling through Europe with his friends in an old Peugeot J7, a French version of the VW bus, while listening to the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. And in 1974, he got a travel grant from business school to go to the United States for the summer, studying the supreme American invention of fast food — particularly McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken, which hadn’t yet established themselves in France. He drove from New York to San Francisco in what he remembered as “a very difficult period for the United States.” “Nixon was being pursued,” he said, “the dollar was very low, there was a doubt about America, the exit from Vietnam, but I saw the potential.”

"He wrote a report saying that fast food would come to France. “I could have made a fortune in cheeseburgers, but I finally chose politics,” he said when I spoke with him in Marseille. And here his girlfriend, the journalist Valérie Trierweiler, interjected, with a small sigh, “And since then he has kept a certain taste for hamburgers.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/magazine/the-soft-middle-of-francois-h...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:33 | 2401459 jonjon831983
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Le Royal avec fromage??? Sacre Bleu! N'est ce pas vrai!

 

 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:31 | 2401452 jonjon831983
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'2008, September: Votes against sending more troops to Afghanistan'

 

He's got some street cred there.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:11 | 2401588 DFCtomm
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2001: Supports Socialist Prime Minister Jospin’s decision to send French troops to Afghanistan

2005: Supports the European Constitution in a referendum; most Socialist supporters vote against

 

He's not sounding all that different than Sarkozy. I'll bet he bitches but in the end goes along with most of the previous administrations policies. The greek election is going to be the real show.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:19 | 2401616 jwoop66
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:13 | 2401716 insanelysane
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Oui, oui bitchez.  Can't wait to hear the spin on CNBS tomorrow morning.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:33 | 2401776 Fake Jim Quinn
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Good post. The Free Shit Army, the only truly global force, simply believes that they're entitled to anything they want, and anyone more wealthy then them are "rich" and should imemdiately be thankful to share the fruits of their labor with them. I'm *not* talking here about flithy crooks who got rich gaming the system (they should be in jail) but about those who honestly worked to get what they want. 75% tax rates is no more than legalized thievery

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:02 | 2401855 Dr. Crime
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A lot of sturm und drang here on zerohedge, but little will change in the real world of France. The French will take August off and return in September to slightly higher grocery prices and gasoline. They will congratulate themselves on using less petro, thus being green and eating less, thus continuing to be thin and beautiful. The rest of the world will continue to be jealous of the French. Next summer we may possibly see some desulatory car burnings if Hollande "fails" to meet some unspecified social goal, but really, what do you expect to happen? The politicians may change but the bank balance remains the same.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 21:35 | 2402264 THE DORK OF CORK
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Well , at least he has good taste in women.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 23:19 | 2402451 boiltherich
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That Sark lost and in Greece the Nazis got 21 seats in their assembly has got to have the Germans absolutely shaking.  Been a while but it looks like we might see some interesting times in the EU.  The north and the banksters and the ECB have been in absolute denial about the ability of austerity to cure the woes there and outright dishonest about the cruelty in the lower income strata as far as the damage it is doing, and no there will be no more denial, when the Greek Nazi party gets almost ten percent of the vote.  It is a shocking wake up call that cures to the debt problems cannot and will not be done by making the already poor poorer. 

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:04 | 2402557 amadeusb4
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Today also marks the day that ZH posts went full retard.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 20:41 | 2535166 monad
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He's a French Mitt

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