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Sound Familiar?
« on: May 03, 2017, 09:48:20 AM »
Halfway between mountains and the Mediterranean, the southern French village of Puget-Theniers is old, idyllic and a picture of the quiet rebellion under way in rural areas.

In the first round of France's presidential election, residents here, an hour's drive from the city of Nice, voted overwhelmingly to cast the country's rulers to the wolves.

Thirty-seven percent of 1,300 ballots on April 23 were for far-right leader Marine Le Pen and another 18 percent for Communist-backed firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon.

A collection of other "anti-system" candidates from Trotskyists to a man who believes the European Union is a CIA-backed conspiracy won another 10 percent.

"We're fed up with our leaders favouring financial groups, insurance companies and bankers," said Leo Vellutini, a 56-year-old having an afternoon drink with locals in the pretty square at the centre of the village.

He says the Le Pen vote has "spiced up our drinks together". While not everyone agrees, no one at the table has anything good to say about France's political leaders.

"They've screwed us over for 40 years," gripes one retired man in his 70s wearing a cap and clutching a glass.

They plan to vote for Le Pen in the runoff vote against pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/paradise-lost-idyllic-french-villages-turn-far-104742952.html


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Re: Sound Familiar?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 11:25:40 PM »
When she turned down wearing that muzzie crap when meeting in Egypt I knew she was gonna pull it off...
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 05:37:46 AM »
When she turned down wearing that muzzie crap when meeting in Egypt I knew she was gonna pull it off...
Yep, rural France will push her to a win. Just like the US, the big city hubs are full of leftists, while the productive countryside does all the work..
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