Monday, June 12, 2017

Socialists Crushed in First Round of French Parliamentary Election

Via Billy

France’s official socialist party looks set to be wiped out after a dismal showing in the country’s parliamentary elections.

The Parti Socialiste racked up just over 7% of the popular vote in preliminary voting on Sunday – a calamitous fall after five years of being France’s foremost political force.

The socialists were in government until just a few months ago under President François Hollande, who by the end had approval ratings as low as 4%.

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