Sunday, April 22, 2012

What Will Become of the UMP?

Mediapart may be making the wish father to the thought:
Le Front national a presque doublé son nombre de voix depuis 2007 ! L’étape suivante, à l’occasion des législatives de juin, sera sans doute de provoquer l’éclatement de l’UMP.

2 comments:

Kirk said...

Interestingly, the loudmouth lawyer Gilbert Collard, who is something for the Front National (I didn't hear his introduction when he came on), said on France 2 last night that the FN might change its name. (He said he was favorable.) This seems like a strategy to leverage their current success and try and become more mainstream.

I see it as a Tea Party-ish populist drift, especially because Marine has been using the word "patriote" in speeches.

Le Parti Patriote perhaps?

devis said...

Le Front national a fait un très bon score dans le premier tour quand on le compare a 2007 mais seulement marginalement mieux qu'en 2002. L’UMP va avoir une période de déclin jusqu'à ce que la gauche fasse leur gaffes a eux et c’est comme ca la politique ca tourne toujours