The catastophic Local Election results for the Socialists in France last Sunday were confirmed yesterday when many more Councils swung from the Socialist Left to the Conservative Right. Also 14 towns were conquered by the Extreme Right. Like last week, "abstentions" were again at an all-time high.
President Hollande is expected to announce sweeping changes within the next few hours. Will his friend Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Prime Minister, be replaced ? Will he discard half the Ministers in the Cabinet, which is what electors are expecting ?
To say that voters are disgruntled is an understatement ! They are simply worried stiff by increasing taxes, rising unemployment and the continual dithering of the President who delays any and all decisions as long as he can. What electors want are policies to kick-start the Economy.
Current problems will not just go away because on May 25 2014 in France the EU election of MEPs will take place. The Extreme Right (or National Front) is expected to make many gains at the expense of Socialists and the Conservatives. It is already quite clear that the Election Program of the National Front has been favourably received by the electorate.