Sarkophagus: Hollande Wins French Presidency

Tyler Durden's picture

And so one more tumbles to the popular wave of anger and discontent.

  • Francois Hollande wins 51.9% of the vote according to exit polls
  • The 57-year-old Hollande got about 52 percent against about 48 percent for Sarkozy, according to estimates by pollsters CSA and Harris Interactive
  • Nicholas Sarzkoy concedes defeat in presidential election to Francois Hollande

From France24:

Socialist Party challenger François Hollande has beaten incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in a tight run-off election to win the French presidency with 51.9% of the vote to Sarkozy’s 48.1%, Ipsos exit polls show.

Not a surprising victory, and one which will likely have less immediate impact on Europe than the stunning result in Greece as noted yesterday, but still a huge move: this is the first socialist president of France since Francois Mitterande and the first loss of an incumbent in 30 years, as massive political changes continue to buffet a depressionary Europe.

In the meantime, farewell Sarko...

From Reuters:

Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won France's presidential election runoff on Sunday, beating President Nicolas Sarkozy by a clear margin, according to projections by pollsters.


Polling institutes predicted Hollande would win between 51.8 and 52.0 percent of the vote versus Sarkozy's tally of between 48.0 and 48.2 percent.


Hollande, who had led conservative incumbent Sarkozy in polls for months, would become France's first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.

And Bloomberg:

Nicolas Sarkozy’s defeat in the French presidential election makes him the ninth European leader to be booted out since the region’s debt crisis began.


Sanctioned for his flamboyant personal style and slowing economic growth, Sarkozy lost to Socialist Francois Hollande, who got 52 percent of the vote against 48 percent, five polling estimates showed. Sarkozy becomes the second French president to lose a re-election bid since World War II after former President Valery Giscard d’Estaing was vanquished in 1981.


With joblessness at a 12-year high and public debt at a record, the electorate proved unwilling to forgive the 57-year- old lawyer for foibles such as celebrating his 2007 victory at a chic Paris restaurant and a holiday on a billionaire’s yacht, making the election an anti-Sarkozy vote.


“If the French had jobs and more money in their pockets, they’d be confident and ready to forgive,” said Laurent Dubois, a professor at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris.


Sarkozy joins a long list of victims of the crisis, which began with subprime mortgages in the U.S. before causing government yields to diverge across Europe. Leaders in Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Netherlands were elbowed out from their posts.

A real time French vote map can be found at the Ministry of the Interior's website:

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niktamere's picture

inb4 this matters

Banksters's picture

Lucas Papademos here!

After my ecb henchmen signed over Greek Gold to the German banks- as collateral, for fraud WE CREATED, it has come to my attention that I will soon have my head stuck on a pike, given the results of the Greek elections. Therefore, I've booked the first available flight to Brussels. 

Bye bye!

maxmad's picture

And the Great Derivatives Collapse begins!!  LW right again!

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Better now than later. Iceland got it right!

SilverTree's picture

Whats up with the red junks?!?

redpill's picture

And so ends the story of France, once a world power, now willfully condeming itself to devolving into a cheap socialist circus.  Bon chance, mes amis!

brewing's picture

those making over $1mm looking for the exits...

knukles's picture




Hah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

DFCtomm's picture

Wealthy French eye move across the Channel

Inquiries from French clients had risen by roughly 40 per cent since the speech, says David Blanc, a partner at Vestra Wealth, a London-based wealth manager.

“I have definitely seen strong interest in what could be done to protect assets both for people resident in France but also for French nationals who are UK resident,” said Mr Blanc, a former UBS executive.

Black Forest's picture

Merkozy => Merde (MERkel & HollanDE)

Hive Raid's picture

France, passed from the hands of one anti-French genocidal Jew to another.

France will be majority Muslim soon. How long now until the Muslim and African invaders--courtesy of the genocidal Jews--rise up to slaughter the remaining French? Will the Jews who control the EU support the invading army, as they did via Clinton with the Muslims in Bosnia? Naturally. 

Strangely, the primary driving obsession of the international Jew--to exterminate European peoples worldwide--is also obviously a suicidal agenda, as a Muslim/African/Mexican world will have no tolerance for ZOG and no sympathy for the big lie. Yet, so deep is the Jew's hate for Western mankind, that he will kill himself to destroy it.

Perhaps war on an unprecedented scale is the agenda of the Jew, a boiling cauldron to destroy our world.

The genocidal Jew Hollande used the song "Niggas in Paris" in a campaign video. Really puts it right out there.

We must maintain a multi-generational memory of these genocidal crimes against humanity committed by the Jew.


marriedgeordie's picture

dude, are you out of your mind?


to have so much delusional hate.  The worms are turning in the brain

Hive Raid's picture

When the Jews conquered Russia with the Jewish Bolshevik revolution, they murdered 30 million Russians. Indeed, Jews committed the largest genocide in Western history, less than 100 years ago. Amazing then that Jewish Hollywood prefers to report on WWII, no?

During that time in Russia, political dissenters/"antisemites" were routinely locked away in mental hospitals. Found guilty of insanity by Jewish psychologists, for daring to be honest.

See Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together": 

Psyman's picture

Indeed.  The Jewish creations of multi-culturalism and birth control have resulted in the suicide of Western civilization.


Idealists look to a future where humanity lives amongst the stars.  More likely is a humanity consistent of brown hordes living in the dirt, ruled by the Jews.


All according to plan.  The Jews have decided that destroying the white race is preferable to living under them.

Aziz's picture

We need some humour on a day like today. 

RIP Sarko, RIP CDU, RIP Greek Bailouts.

Did someone say gold?

fonestar's picture

Who needs Gold anymore?  Now that France has elected a socialist I am sure they will find fiscal discipline and things will improve!



sessinpo's picture

Even more sarcastic would be to call sarkozy a right winger, member of the International Democratic Union, as well as other leftist organizations. Not much different then our democan or republicrat parties.

AssFire's picture

Even more sarcastic would be awarding Hollande a Nobel Prize for opening the doors of French citizenship for the Arab Springers- just the ticket for France.

What great ideas can he learn from Obama, the master Socialist?

knukles's picture




Is He a Natural Born Frog?

Gully Foyle's picture

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

Melville1977's picture

Such an appropriate song. Might I also suggest reading The Fourth Turning by Strauss/Howe and Trends 2000 by Gerald Celente. Both of which were ahead of their time. Also Dylan's Hard Rain is an apt song too.

knukles's picture

Book of Revelations.
Fucking Awesome!

Psyman's picture

Might as well read the mother fucking weekly Horoscopes for all its worth.  This generational voodoo theory by these stupid fucking Boomers means nothing and is worth nothing.


But whatever helps you stupid fucking Boomers sleep at night.

Jake88's picture

The first one now

Will later be first

For all is going as planned.

Gully Foyle's picture

The French, didn't they invent Freedom fries?

sgt_doom's picture

Negative, believe that was the Belgians.

The French invented the manufacturing process utilizing replaceable parts, a shame Thomas Jefferson was unable to get the US Congress to adopt their method.  (In American Eli Whitney would later falsely claim, long after it was invented in France, that industrial process!)

They also invented that wonderful item which accentuates certain parts on the female, known as the leotard (after that wonderful young man on the flying trapeze, the specific inventor, Jules Leotard).

Any other questions?

Vive la France! ! ! !

Is there a doctor in the house? ? ?

Dr. Jill Stein for 2012 (Green Party, USA)

StychoKiller's picture

"...I invented see-through negligees,

and I bought the flying saucer off the Presley estate!..." -- ZZ Top

Harbanger's picture

The French gave us Montesquieu, which led to the Freedom fries revolution.

Ted K's picture

The French wrote a famous World War II manifesto, entitled "How to Run Off Like Cowards and Claim You Were Making a Battleship Inoperable for Nazis".  It was a bestseller among self-delusional Frenchman and decades later became a bestseller in Kuwait.

slaughterer's picture

Sorry, but these are just exit polls.  Can you say Diebold in French?

maxmad's picture

Can you say denial??? Looks like you'll be having a long night Slaughterer!

maxmad's picture

Sarkozy already conceded!  Its over!  Literally and Fiquratively!

wee-weed up's picture

Sarki's trophy wife will leave him in... 3... 2... 1...

sgt_doom's picture

True, Accenture was involved, thanks to Sarkozy, so the vote was extraordinarily in favor of Hollande.

Troll Magnet's picture

1 vote for Horkel. I like it. Has a nice tungsten ring to it.

Mae Kadoodie's picture

Get the Secret Service inolved, then it can be "Whorekel".

global's picture

Obviously not a french speaker.  Merde in french means Shit

Virginian's picture

Now yo're catching on....

knukles's picture

Oh my...



Tyler, you left him out on the porch again too long.

He_Who Carried The Sun's picture

We're truly lucky you didn't get elected, Tyler Durden.

It could very likely have turned out as "MURDEN" or "MERTY".

I prefer Merkollande ;-)  but

"Horkel" looks ok too... :-))

Caviar Emptor's picture

Ahh but Merkozy signified a cozy relationship. That may no longer be the case. So it could be more like King Kong vs Godzilla