Despite (because of?) the highest abstention rate in the history of the 5th Republic – it’s estimated at 51.2% – it appears that President Macron will, next Sunday, obtain the largest overall National Assembly majority in the history of the 5th Republic. The forecasts (taking together TF1 and France 2) are that the National Assembly could well divide up as follows: LREM (President’s party) 390 – … Continue reading Chronicle of a Victory Foretold
Once an islamophobic, homophobic, antisemitic racist … always an islamophobic, homophobic, antisemitic racist Continue reading Good day for Macron. Bad day for Le Pen. (Again)
Elections? What elections? Continue reading King of the Gods? King of the French?
In the juridico-political jungle biggish beasts are being stirred (and possibly shaken). Continue reading Have still more of them been ‘at it’?
Long before he can enjoy any of that Serious R&R, Mr Fillon has his Meeting with Destiny. 30 May: Meet The Judges Day. Continue reading From micro(n) to Macro(n)
It’s as though The Good Old Days – and These You Have ‘Loved’ – had never been away Continue reading Plus ça change …
Macron has said he will be a President who ‘presides’, while allowing his Prime Minister and Ministers to govern. He uses the word jupitérien (as in Mount Olympus) to describe his role. Continue reading OFFICIAL: MACRON WON
‘RESULT’ (at the time of writing) Macron 20.5 million Le Pen 10.7 million Spoilt votes 4.2 million Abstainers 12 million [for the 1st time since 1969 more voted in Round 1 than 2] War breaks out in the Front National (as predicted by your humble scrivener) We learnt tonight that the Front National are somewhat particular about which journalists they want to share their evening … Continue reading DAY ZERO (part 5) – I got rather tense in those final ten seconds leading up to 20:00
Worryingly low turnout estimated by polling agency Continue reading DAY ZERO (part 4) – More abstention