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September 26, 2012
11:46 // 2 years ago
June 10, 2012

France: François Hollande’s Socialist Party nears majority in parliament

  • 289 number of parliament seats France’s Socialist party needs to get to earn an absolute majority
  • 275-315 number of parliament seats the party is predicted to gain, based on first-round results Sunday source

» If they get close, the Greens can help: French President François Hollande appears to be close to earning a mandate to handle the country’s fiscal issues as his party seems fit thanks to these early results, but if the Socialists can’t pull it off but get close, the party could form an alliance with the Green Party, which would make the party less-reliant on hard-left parties to make up the deficit. According to early results, the Socialists hold 47 percent of the vote in the parliament, with the right getting 35 percent and the far-right Front National at 13 percent.

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20:24 // 2 years ago
February 2, 2012
SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR. (Editor’s note: I admit to stealing this phrase from a co-worker.) Before you get too excited, Roseanne Conner fans, it’s probably good to point out some of her more extreme political views. But that said, we needed a new fun choice in the 2012 race. And now we have one.

SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR. (Editor’s note: I admit to stealing this phrase from a co-worker.) Before you get too excited, Roseanne Conner fans, it’s probably good to point out some of her more extreme political views. But that said, we needed a new fun choice in the 2012 race. And now we have one.

21:23 // 2 years ago
November 5, 2011
Green Party candidate in Tucson mayoral race lives in Occupy tent: Mary DeCamp is about to have her house foreclosed upon, but she’s decided to walk away from it and run her Green Party campaign from a tent. She certainly has the right name for such a move. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Green Party candidate in Tucson mayoral race lives in Occupy tent: Mary DeCamp is about to have her house foreclosed upon, but she’s decided to walk away from it and run her Green Party campaign from a tent. She certainly has the right name for such a move. source

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15:06 // 2 years ago
January 23, 2011
We have decided that we can no longer continue in government.
Irish Green Party leader John Gormley • Revealing their plans to exit the coalition with Prime Minister Brian Cowen’s government, likely forcing a much quicker election than Cowen anticipated. (One was planned for March 11th already, but might be needed sooner.) Despite washing their hands of Gormley’s government, they plan on supporting a key piece of legislation regarding the country’s austerity plan. (Edit: Sorry we screwed up the link; fixed now. Thanks ilyagerner) source (viafollow)
11:34 // 3 years ago
October 22, 2010

You would think that electronic voting machines wouldn’t be so hard to screw up, but as this Texas guy here proves, it’s not the case. He tried to vote for the Republicans straight ticket and he got the Green Party instead. Some, however, are suggesting this clip is fake. Look at the position of his thumb and judge for yourself. source

10:51 // 3 years ago