Ah, the French parliamentary elections, full of triumphs, falls from grace, and juicy gossip, all neatly packaged a month after the presidential election.
Where to start?
Do I mention the fact that right wing extremist National Front party leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has sent out an SOS to fellow kooks, begging anyone who will listen to him to send him boatloads of cash, as his party faces financial crisis and political extinction?
Should I lead with the underwhelming victory of the Right, led by the UMP’s capturing of 314 out of 577 seats, a strong majority, but not the 380 seats they had banked on?
What about poor “super minister” Alain Juppé, who most looked at as second behind Prime Minister François Fillon in President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government?
He lost his race and was forced to step down as Minister of Environment.
No, of course, everyone knows what I’m going to start with: Ségo! (more…)