France on the fiddle?

With the results in France showing that Hollande has achieved 28.4%; Sarkozy 25.5% and Le Pen 20%, rumours are surfacing that outside France and in 16 Departments within France ballot papers for Le Pen were ‘withheld’. Meanwhile, Durotrigan posts on what appears to be ‘block voting’ by France’s Muslim population in favour of Socialist candidates, noting that in 2007 Segolene Royal won 64% of the Muslim vote.

At least, it seems, in Communist Russia under Stalin voting papers were actually issued…………..*

 

* Stalin reportedly said: “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”, the validity of which is questionable.  A historical source has been found for one variant of this quote. The source is Boris Bazhanov’s Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary, published in 1992 and only available, so far as I know, in Russian. The pertinent passage, which appears near the end of chapter five, reads as follows (loosely translated):

“You know, comrades,” says Stalin, “that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.” Source

 


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6 Responses

  1. TomTom says:

    Marine Le Pen has sent a message just as The Pirate Party is sending a message in Germany. The postwar world is over because the politicos have taken us back to 1912 although Britain is back to the 18th Century and is corrupt as even Dominic Sandbrook comments in today’s Mail

  2. DP111 says:

    Hollande got around 28% of the vote. If we assume that Muslims comprise 10% of the electorate, and voted for Hollande, we see that Muslims already have a decisive influence on the direction of France. In another 5 years, the Muslim vote will be all important.

    This is the parlous state of France. If Sarkozy looses to Hollande, the dye will be cast -France will be a Muslim country in 40 years or less. This is the catastrophe that the current set of leaders in the West have brought us to.

    If Sarkozy has an ounce of patriotism, enough to overcome his ego and vanity, he should step down and let Marine take up the challenge. A patriotic decision by Sarkozy will also absolve him of any responsibility for the destruction of historic France.

    France will have a clear choice- Hollande or Marine, Republic of France or Islamic republic of France. If they go for Hollande, they will have no one to blame but themselves.

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