madclarinet (madclarinet) wrote,

French Elections

The French elections are happening soon and as last time they 'messed up' on their 'first round' its been a bit more interesting. France is very good for striking, but its in dire need of some major sorting out, they have a excellent welfare system but its hard to create jobs so unemployment is a problem and the welfare system hits companies etc etc etc

The 'main contenders' -
A few facts about France -

The interesting and thoughtful 'Europe Diary' which is by a BBC Europe correspondent -

Either read or not - its interesting to me as France is quite close to the UK (20 miles) and its a big member of the EU. Both those are significant to the UK (and therefore myself).
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