Communist World News

Possible French Socialist for President.

In Europe on April 9, 2012 at 3:16 am

RENNES, France — According to polls, a Socialist (Francois Hollande) has the best shot at becoming the next French president.

Hollande has pledged to hire more teachers, assay France’s roles in Afghanistan and OTAN ( North Atlantic  Treaty Orginization NATO), and renegoitate the EU bailout package with Greece.

France is the only country in Europe to lean left rather than to the right in the political spectrum, which would give a leftist the presidency, which hasn’t happened for a generation.

Another candidate, Melenchon has drawn some of the biggest crowds at rallies brandishing the red communist flag. Making the French presidental elections a must watch for many left leaning enthusiats.

For many in France, the time seems ripe for a return to a Socialist president: The only one in postwar France was François Mitterrand, from 1981 to 1995; throw-the-bums-out has been an election theme in Europe; Sarkozy, in part for reasons of personal style, has been unpopular for years; and the financial crisis and debt crises in Europe have emboldened the left.

“People say to us, ‘Watch out, the left is back, it’s going to empty the (state) coffers.’ It’s already happened! ‘Watch out, if the left is back, it’ll raise the debt.’ It’s already happened! ‘The Left will hurt competitiveness’ — it’s already happened,” he thundered. “Well, we’ll do the opposite.”

– Viktor


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