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Choice Not on Ballot in French Election

French election result will assure business as usual.

by Stephen Lendman

France replicates most Western societies. Elections give voters little choice at best. Most often there's none. Two dominant parties usually compete. In France, there's three.

On April 22, first round presidential election voting took place. Three main parties competed. Former Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) leader and current president, Nicolas Sarkozy, faced two main challengers

He squared off against Socialist Party's (PS) Francois Hollande and the far right National Front's (FN) Marine Le Pen.

All three represent wealth and power. Popular interests aren't considered. Sarkozy is far to the right of center. Neo-fascist best describes him. Le Pen's even worse.

Sarkozy's hugely unpopular. Voters aren't fooled by demagogic rhetoric calling himself "the people's candidate," wanting workers "to live from (their) labor."

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