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“Another One Bites the Dust”…Sarkozy out as France’ President…Socialist Hollande in May 6, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in Politics.
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In what is proving to be a very interesting Sunday in the news, France has elected Socialist Francoise Hollande as president and voted out Nicolas Sarkozy.  Likely surprising to many American’s, Hollande will be the nation’s first left-wing president since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.  That being said, one of Hollande’ promises is to tax the “rich” at 75% of income.  Sarkozy’s defeat marks the latest — and most significant — of at least half a dozen European leaders swept from office during the eurozone economic crisis, including the Greek and Italian prime minister.

This is an interesting time in Global Politics.  While the Arab Spring seemed to signal a change in the Middle East, Europe has been moving, as well.  Yesterday, it was announced on Foxnews that “Supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been reduced to a small fraction in Iran’s legislature, hugely outnumbered by the conservatives who once backed him but then turned against him after he was perceived to challenge the authority of top clerics, according to final results from a runoff parliamentary election announced Saturday.” While much of the Middle East is moving toward more democratic arguably “liberal” and form of government, Iran appears to be taking the opposite approach by rebuking Ahmadinejad in favor of more conservative representation.    

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