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the divorce between Hollande and the left is now final and irrevocable.

I can't imagine why anyone on the left should support this government in any way. That would include voting for Hollande against Le Pen.

Hollande doesn't appear to care. He's running through a series of definitive Sista Souljah rejections. The next one of which is likely to be using the state of emergency to force through an almost half-century-old useless airport project because that one too, like stripping dual nationality (shades of the treatment of Jews under Pétain), is a symbolic red line for many on the left (certainly the more ecologically-minded).

It seems he thinks he's the reincarnation of Mitterand and is therefore a wily politician. So wily he hopes to triangulate an institutional victory for the narrowing base of a conflicted and increasingly irrelevant PS.

Unemployment figures were bad again last month. Need I say more?

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Jan 27th, 2016 at 03:12:35 PM EST
Completely delusional. The only chance he has of winning is if he's up against Sarkozy and Le Pen. But that's not going to happen.

There is now much talk of a left primary, to select a single candidate for the non PS left. It's an attractive idea; such a candidate might well beat Hollande in the first round, but wouldn't make it to the second.

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

by eurogreen on Wed Jan 27th, 2016 at 03:50:26 PM EST
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such a candidate might well beat Hollande in the first round, but wouldn't make it to the second
So you're saying the PS candidate might well come fourth in the first round. Is it that bad?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 25th, 2016 at 01:49:28 PM EST
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