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BREAKING: Snap election in France called by Macron

Is this LePen’s time?

Are these Macron’s SAD LAST DAYS?

Which twink will ascend: Bardella or Attal?

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by Anonymousreply 89June 12, 2024 11:36 PM

What the fuck is happening?

If Europe and America fall to far right forces over the next few months, there will be no where to hide and no where to flee.

by Anonymousreply 1June 9, 2024 7:17 PM

Le Pen's party made significant gains in this election. Good god.

You have to wonder how much Russia has been pushing disinformation into their social media as well. The US isn't the only target - it's all of NATO.

by Anonymousreply 2June 9, 2024 7:20 PM

The European left fucked themselves with immigration. They have only themselves to blame.

by Anonymousreply 3June 9, 2024 7:22 PM

OP, Macron will remain president until his term ends. These are parliamentary elections.

by Anonymousreply 4June 9, 2024 7:25 PM

Stasi Merkel's legacy

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by Anonymousreply 5June 9, 2024 7:29 PM

Except Merkel's party came first in the elections in Germany, r5, while her European-level party, the EPP, came first throughout Europe and increased its seats. Moreover the AfD's vote didn't increase that much. What happened is that the government coalition parties collapsed, because the current German government is shit.

by Anonymousreply 6June 9, 2024 7:34 PM

I'd also add that it's precisely failed laughable attempts to present the AfD as being funded by Putin that led to their increase in votes - because that kind of juvenile Mccarthyism puts voters off.

by Anonymousreply 7June 9, 2024 7:37 PM

Scary. Isn’t this way too 1930’s like?

by Anonymousreply 8June 9, 2024 7:49 PM

[quote]Le Pen's party made significant gains in this election. Good god. You have to wonder how much Russia has been pushing disinformation into their social media as well. The US isn't the only target - it's all of NATO.

^ Putin Derangement Syndrome.

by Anonymousreply 9June 9, 2024 9:16 PM

What’s scary are the Muslims there trying to turn it into another Saudi Arabia. Must we post the truck running down innocent people or the club massacre? I don’t blame the French for backing Le Pen. The country is a disaster.

by Anonymousreply 10June 9, 2024 9:29 PM

EU elections 2024 live: Macron dissolves French parliament and calls snap election; Meloni’s party leading in Italy, poll says​

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by Anonymousreply 11June 9, 2024 9:38 PM

This is 2016 again. Get ready for Trump.

by Anonymousreply 12June 9, 2024 9:39 PM

Not shocking at all, except if you write for the NYT or the BBC. This was expected and totally predictable

by Anonymousreply 13June 9, 2024 9:51 PM

Belgium Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced his resignation on Sunday night, in the wake of the results of the elections for the local parliament as well as the elections for the European Parliament. In both cases, the right-wing and extreme right-wing parties achieved great success, defeating the liberal camp led by De Croo.

“For us it was a particularly difficult evening, we lost. From tomorrow, I will be a resigning Prime Minister,” told supporters at a rally, according to Politico. De Croo will stay on as caretaker prime minister until a new government is in place.

“I am convinced that we need a new government quickly, with full powers,” he added. “The voter’s signal is clear.”

Tom Van Grieken, the leader of Flanders’ far-right Vlaams Belang party has been focused on anti-migration.

“Flemish money should first and foremost go to Flemish families!” said Van Grieken — a jab at both public spending to help immigrants and to support Wallonia. His audience cheered.

by Anonymousreply 14June 9, 2024 9:59 PM

Helen Keller could see this coming. What’s crazy is the center/left didn’t self correct years ago to avoid this mess.

by Anonymousreply 15June 9, 2024 11:35 PM

Expel all of the Muslims like it were 1492.

by Anonymousreply 16June 9, 2024 11:38 PM

I have to laugh at Europeans for years looking down their noses on the US, calling it racist from their perfectly homogeneous countries. Cut to present day when their countries have been flood with different ethnicities and cultures different from their own and they can’t deal with it. All hell breaks loose. America, a melting pot, even with all its problems has yet to implode. Americans should feel proud of that fact. Now, Europe will go full Hitler again.

by Anonymousreply 17June 9, 2024 11:47 PM

Which Europeans are you referring to, r17? Europe is a melting pot of different ethnicities and cultures, customs, cuisines, traditions and languages, located next to Africa and the Middle East.

by Anonymousreply 18June 9, 2024 11:59 PM

Great. Modern Nazis are taking over.

by Anonymousreply 19June 10, 2024 12:03 AM

r18 you know exactly what he's referring to.

by Anonymousreply 20June 10, 2024 12:06 AM

[quote]What’s scary are the Muslims there trying to turn it into another Saudi Arabia.

Basis for this ludicrous statement?

by Anonymousreply 21June 10, 2024 12:07 AM
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by Anonymousreply 22June 10, 2024 12:08 AM

r21 go visit Western Europe.

by Anonymousreply 23June 10, 2024 12:09 AM

🐻 👑 🇫🇷 🗞️

by Anonymousreply 24June 10, 2024 12:09 AM

No, r20, I don't know exactly what he's talking about (aside from some dumb anti-European bs) and I doubt either you or he know what actually happened in the European Parliament elections.

by Anonymousreply 25June 10, 2024 12:18 AM

Whereabouts in western Europe are you referring to, r23?

by Anonymousreply 26June 10, 2024 12:20 AM

I think he means Londonstan and Paris, the new Mecca. Sweden is also the rape capital for a reason.

by Anonymousreply 27June 10, 2024 12:23 AM

Don't forget Brussels, aka Northern Marrakech. It's bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 28June 10, 2024 12:24 AM

I live in London, it's nothing like what you loons are saying, and neither are the other places.

by Anonymousreply 29June 10, 2024 12:32 AM

Why do the French hold their elections on snap? That app is so 2016!

by Anonymousreply 30June 10, 2024 12:38 AM

[quote] Sweden is also the rape capital for a reason

Crime has reduced in Sweden since 2005, but don’t let the truth stand in the way of some good old fashioned bigotry.

by Anonymousreply 31June 10, 2024 12:38 AM

For the know-nothing dumb-dumb at R31

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by Anonymousreply 32June 10, 2024 12:40 AM

r29/r31 please.

by Anonymousreply 33June 10, 2024 12:40 AM

....

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by Anonymousreply 34June 10, 2024 12:44 AM

[quote]Gangland shootings and bombings that have plagued Sweden's biggest cities have spread to quieter suburbs and towns, shattering its reputation as a safe and peaceful nation.

[quote]Half an hour north of central Stockholm, Upplands-Bro features lakeside boat clubs, copper-red wooden villas and apartments flanked by pine and spruce trees. But a 14-year-old boy was found dead in a forest here in August, and since January there have been several shootings and bombings targeting houses and apartments. "It's awful. We've [been] woken up by explosions in the neighbourhood and it's scary," says 42-year-old Anna Petterson, who lives in Bro and has three children. "It's very much something that we're aware of, and we talk about a lot, and are afraid of." Sweden has been a European hotspot for gang-related shootings and bombings for several years. But recently the violence has shifted beyond low-income, vulnerable urban areas and police say one reason is that gang members are increasingly targeting rivals' relatives.

When you import Medieval religious lunatics you get all of their chaos. They don't magically adopt Western cultural values. Europeans were hopelessly naive about this.

by Anonymousreply 35June 10, 2024 12:51 AM

R29, go check out Bournemouth and other coastal towns to see how crime-ridden they've become. A lesbian and her friend were stabbed there a couple of weeks ago. Her friend survived, she died. 20-year-old Nasen Saadi was arrested and charged with her murder.

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by Anonymousreply 36June 10, 2024 1:15 AM

The Left is having to come to terms with its failings. Look at them in American NOW calling for closing the border. That happened the minute it ended up on their doorstep. Step down from the ivory tower and deal with reality or face the consequences.

by Anonymousreply 37June 10, 2024 1:56 AM

Slightly embarrassing that this will be happening the same month as the Olympics. Other than that, quite a savvy move by Macron.

by Anonymousreply 38June 10, 2024 3:55 AM

Sounds like an echo chamber in here.

by Anonymousreply 39June 10, 2024 5:11 AM

R1, unfortunately, Canada is likely to elect a Conservative Government in 2025, too.

On the bright side, the UK Conservatives are likely to be defeated in next month's election.

by Anonymousreply 40June 10, 2024 6:24 AM

Britain is the outlier right now

by Anonymousreply 41June 10, 2024 6:27 AM

R36

Saadi is from Croydon.

by Anonymousreply 42June 10, 2024 6:42 AM

R36, I bet most of those towns have very low crime rates, actually

by Anonymousreply 43June 10, 2024 6:47 AM

Elon Musk supports Nazis

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by Anonymousreply 44June 10, 2024 6:48 AM

The outlier from what, r41?

by Anonymousreply 45June 10, 2024 7:14 AM

Le Pen's party only got 31.5% of the vote. This is in an election that always gets a very low turn out, thus allowing the less mainstream parties to appear more popular. The trouble for Macron is that his grouping (whatever it actually is) got even fewer votes. The problem is with Macron is that he is not a good politician and the voters are sending him the message that he is doing a terrible job.

Similarly in Germany, where there is huge dysfunction in the coalition government, the AfD only got 16% of the vote.

Lots of hysteria about absolutely nothing.

R40, r41, Nigel Farage was an MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for about 20 years. If the UK were still in the EU he would probably still be an MEP and his party grouping would be quite large. David Cameron left the mainstream European People's Party grouping to form the European Party of Conservatives and Reformists, which apart from the British Conservative MEPs only managed to attract a few crackpots. The UK then did the most extremist thing of leaving the EU, with immigration being a supposed factor, despite the fact that the EU had nothing to do with the UK's immigration policy and immigration has only surged since Brexit. The UK is only the outlier in the sense that no other country would do something as deranged as leave the EU.

by Anonymousreply 46June 10, 2024 7:35 AM

R45, I think R41 was referring to the fact that Britain may be the only country at the moment that is likely to throw out its Conservative government, whereas many other places (eg. the rest of Europe, Canada & USA) appear to be moving to the right.

by Anonymousreply 47June 10, 2024 7:44 AM

There has been a loony replacement theory troll who has taken every opportunity to post about how horrible and Muslim infest of Europe is for years. Just ignore the crazy fucker. 🚫

by Anonymousreply 48June 10, 2024 7:47 AM

[quote]Crime has reduced in Sweden since 2005, but don’t let the truth stand in the way of some good old fashioned bigotry.

People like R31 who think that they can just deny reality and gaslight people against the facts are the reason that the so called left libs have been defeated and are probably going to be defeated througout the western world.

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by Anonymousreply 49June 10, 2024 8:00 AM

How very dare they R48

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by Anonymousreply 50June 10, 2024 8:17 AM

[quote]The Left is having to come to terms with its failings. Look at them in American NOW calling for closing the border. That happened the minute it ended up on their doorstep. Step down from the ivory tower and deal with reality or face the consequences.

So it was the left who just had a chance to pass an immigration bill, but chose to do nothing because their cult leader decided he'd rather use it as a campaign ploy rather than trying to actually address the issue in any way. Got it.

by Anonymousreply 51June 10, 2024 8:21 AM

That's simply because the UK has had a Conservative government for the past 14 years, r47, and their time is naturally up. A few other places are simply having elections.

In the UK, the right-wing (albeit a somewhat meangless term these days) Reform Party looks set to do very well.

by Anonymousreply 52June 10, 2024 8:24 AM

More on Replacement Theory — which has been debunked

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by Anonymousreply 53June 10, 2024 8:39 AM

Guardian Article on Replacement Theory

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by Anonymousreply 54June 10, 2024 8:40 AM

[quote] Saadi is from Croydon.

He could be "from" Buckingham Palace. Nobody is fooled by such gaslighting.

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by Anonymousreply 55June 10, 2024 8:42 AM

R52/ R54 I bet that liberals among Native Americans were saying the same as you do.

by Anonymousreply 56June 10, 2024 9:53 AM

Sorry, I meant R53, not R52.

I have also heard that more progressive Palestinians said that replacement theory is bullshit conspiracy theory as Jewish settlers had been arriving.

by Anonymousreply 57June 10, 2024 9:56 AM

[quote]Britain is the outlier right now

I mean, not really. There's been a move to the left in Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark as well, judging by the results of the European elections. You're just seeing a certain narrative that you want to see, but the fact is that European countries aren't a monolith.

by Anonymousreply 58June 10, 2024 10:41 AM

The "far right" didn't even do as well throughout Europe as the breathless headlines are claiming. If anything, the French results are the outlier. Macron's response is nonsensical. His support in the French parliament has been slipping and so he's trying to force the other opposition parties into backing him in some kind of alliance against the RN. But this is stupid. Why would opposition parties (left parties, the greens, centre right), who support very different policies suddenly rally to Macron? He's given them the opportunity to take seats from him in parliament, and they're going to take that opportunity.

The only positive possible outcome from this stupid snap election is that the RN do gain more seats and perhaps even a seat in government and thus have to prove themselves as competent politicians, rather than simply jeering from the sidelines. Although, their real support in the country is less than 31% and they only got this figure because these are European parliament elections, which tend to have a lower turnout so the result can be skewed towards more maverick parties.

by Anonymousreply 59June 10, 2024 11:25 AM

Whatever you say, r99.

by Anonymousreply 60June 10, 2024 2:01 PM

No, not whatever I say, r60. Whatever the actual facts are.

by Anonymousreply 61June 10, 2024 3:09 PM

R60 Who knew Nostradamus was a DLer, predicting quotes to posts yet to come.

by Anonymousreply 62June 10, 2024 3:59 PM

R343,

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by Anonymousreply 63June 10, 2024 4:55 PM

[quote]The "far right" didn't even do as well throughout Europe as the breathless headlines are claiming.

You are wrong about that.

by Anonymousreply 64June 10, 2024 7:35 PM

It should be interesting see what results in France ruled under Fascism in the 21st century.

by Anonymousreply 65June 11, 2024 6:58 AM

These are European Parliament elections and not individual countries. Relax.

by Anonymousreply 66June 11, 2024 7:08 AM

R66 is confused.

by Anonymousreply 67June 11, 2024 8:40 AM

Really r64? Why don't you give the actual figures then that show this apparent surge of the far right?

by Anonymousreply 68June 11, 2024 9:40 AM

r68 Don't bother, he has his black and white narrative (read: Russian talking points) and he's sticking with them. The fact that European elections are mostly used by the people as a protest vote against the ruling coalitions – whether they be left or right – in their respective countries is too much complexity for him to handle. He probably thinks it's as clear-cut as in the US with their federal elections, not understanding that EU member states are mostly discrete units.

by Anonymousreply 69June 11, 2024 11:24 AM

The L.A. Olympics will also take place around the time of the party conventions in 2028, in the heat of the election season. So that'll be equally embarrassing as these French snap elections.

by Anonymousreply 70June 11, 2024 11:25 AM

R69, even as a "protest" vote there isn't a surge in the far-right vote throughout Europe though. I'd be interested to see r68's figures.

by Anonymousreply 71June 11, 2024 11:27 AM

I don't know how many times we have to tell this asshole that the surge didn't happen "throughout Europe", and that countries like Poland and Portugal surged to the left. This person is clearly a fucking troll with an agenda, ignoring that the makeup of the European parliament is pretty much the same.

There is no real discussion to happen with this "person", who is better left ignored.

by Anonymousreply 72June 11, 2024 11:49 AM

R72 is confused. Sounds American.

by Anonymousreply 73June 11, 2024 11:53 AM

Why would atheist Liberals/Lefties want to import hoards of religious fanatics from backward cultures? How is that progressive? Muslims aren't migrating to the West because they believe in Liberal Western values, they're migrating for economic reasons. They want to continue being Muslims they just want to do it in Europe with a higher standard of living. The friction that exists in Western Europe today is paltry compared to how it'll be in the future. When European Muslims become a big enough voting block they'll abolish Liberal Western values such as capitalism, usury, women's rights, gay rights, etc. Muslims don't tolerate degeneracy or apostasy. They're similar to Nazis. Western Europeans are essentially importing Brown Nazis.

by Anonymousreply 74June 11, 2024 3:27 PM

[quote]When European Muslims become a big enough voting block they'll abolish Liberal Western values such as capitalism, usury, women's rights, gay rights,

How is usury (the practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest) a Western "value", listed alongside women's and gay rights? For that matter, capitalism is not a value either, but rather an economic model.

by Anonymousreply 75June 11, 2024 4:06 PM

r74 is 100% correct.

by Anonymousreply 76June 11, 2024 4:32 PM

[quote]I don't know how many times we have to tell this asshole that the surge didn't happen "throughout Europe", and that countries like Poland and Portugal surged to the left. This person is clearly a fucking troll with an agenda, ignoring that the makeup of the European parliament is pretty much the same. There is no real discussion to happen with this "person", who is better left ignored.

You're citing Poland and Portugal? LOL.

The imporant countries of Europe are Germany, France, Italy. In that order.

They're the only Euro countries powerful enough to be members of the G7.

All three have seen a surge in the far-right with this election.

by Anonymousreply 77June 11, 2024 7:32 PM

[quote]This person is clearly a fucking troll with an agenda, ignoring that the makeup of the European parliament is pretty much the same.

You're ignorant.

CBS News June 10, 2024

"After four days of voting, with more than 400 million people eligible across 27 countries, European voters have pulled the bloc's 720-seat parliament farther to the right than it has ever been."

"The European Parliament, for the next five years, will now have a record number of far-right legislators. Far-right parties made gains in Europe's top three economies — Germany, France and Italy — with gains by politicians who campaigned against immigration, against support for Ukraine and against climate policy. "

by Anonymousreply 78June 11, 2024 7:47 PM

I would like to kick Marine Le Frog in her frying pan flat face. Cunt.

by Anonymousreply 79June 12, 2024 12:35 AM

This thread stinks of borscht and krokodil.

by Anonymousreply 80June 12, 2024 12:39 AM

R80 Which posts specifically?

by Anonymousreply 81June 12, 2024 12:44 AM

No it doesn't r80. Go back to your Dynasty reruns and let the grownups talk.

by Anonymousreply 82June 12, 2024 1:40 AM

[quote]I would like to kick Marine Le Frog in her frying pan flat face.

She's not the cause of France's ills.

by Anonymousreply 83June 12, 2024 3:02 PM

Jordan Bardella is cut from the same cloth as Austria's Sebastian Kurz and Holland's Thierry Baudet (the latter is now a loony conspiracy freak)

by Anonymousreply 84June 12, 2024 3:26 PM

What policies of Bardella do you disagree with?

by Anonymousreply 85June 12, 2024 3:27 PM

Billy Porter reminds me of Little Richard with his over-the-top personality.

by Anonymousreply 86June 12, 2024 3:34 PM

Bardella, Kurz, Baudet: slick, careerist, superficially handsome, ultimately willing to abandon their principles in exchange for more power, prone to corruption, will all end up (or have already ended up) in the corporate world

by Anonymousreply 87June 12, 2024 3:39 PM

Kurz never had any principles. He was a centrist and neoliberal corporate puppet, allegedly close to Americans and Soros R87.

by Anonymousreply 88June 12, 2024 7:23 PM

Chaos over in gay Paree.

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