Monday, September 26, 2011

Historic victory for the French left

French left captures Senate in setback for Sarkozy
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government has lost its majority in the Senate for the first time in recent French history.

The Socialist Party and its Communist and Green allies have won enough seats to gain control of the upper house.

Their victory comes just seven months before the country's presidential election in April.

Right-wing parties have controlled the Senate since the Fifth Republic was founded in 1958.
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1 comment:

  1. I wonder which devotee of global capitalism will be the "socialist" presidential candidate.