Tuesday, October 9, 2012

TSCG Adopted

The TSCG has been approved by a vote of 477 to 70, with 282 deputies of the Left voting in favor. In other words, the treaty would not have passed without the support of the Right. Not a brilliant victory for Hollande, but a victory, since he has now committed himself to getting along with Germany. For better or worse, he now owns what used to be called "Merkozy."

2 comments:

bernard said...

Wrong, actually. 274 votes were needed for this occasion, 8 less than the votes from the left. The news dispatch was wrong and misleading.

Mitch Guthman said...

Nevertheless, the left has again committed its political capital to the support of a neoliberal agenda which is antithetical to the social welfare state and, indeed, to the principles of the democracy itself. Art is right that Hollande is now committed body and soul to “Merkozy”. What I don’t understand is why.