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FRENCH ELECTIONS FOR DUMMIES

Nov 11th, 2016
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  1. ***FRENCH ELECTIONS FOR (ENGLISH-SPEAKING) DUMMIES***
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  3. FRANCE is easily compared to US elections.
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  5. France, unlike the US, has many political parties; each runs its own primary or chooses a nominee though, just like the US does in its primary elections.
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  7. >"But anon, what parties are we interested in?"
  8. We are interested in:
  9. 1) National Front (Front national) – Marine Le Pen
  10. 2) The Republicans (Les républicains) – Sarkozy and Juppé
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  12. Les républicains hold their primary on November 20, with a runoff election (a second election for the most popular candidates in nobody gets 50%) on November 27.
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  14. Juppé is the most likely candidate to win the primary; he is a center-right candidate, and polls next to Le Pen.
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  16. The final day for registration to vote in the Presidential election is December 31.
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  18. France then follows what is called a two-round system, similar to their primary elections. The first round of elections features all candidates and, if nobody receives more than 50% of the vote, it goes to a second round of voting (runoff).
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  20. >The first round of Presidential elections is April 23. As it stands, Le Pen looks to be a shoe-in for one of the top two candidates; as does Juppé.
  21. >The second round of Presidential elections is May 7. It will most likely be Le Pen vs Juppé; Juppé, being to the left of Le Pen and an arch-cuck, likely hopes to get the left wing vote to defeat Le Pen.
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  23. >"What do we do, anon? How can we help?"
  24. We need to run a successful campaign for Hillary, Trump-style.
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  26. Juppé must be made unsavory for leftists and Le Pen must inspire more right wing support.
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  28. Do what you do best, and start memeing.
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