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Hollande

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17975660
81% turnout of voters (on a sunday), promises of growth and jobs, yet austerity tempered. .............We live in interesting times.
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Heloman
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Re: Hollande

And he wants to lower the retirement age from 62 to 60 "for some workers". What world is he living in?
Anyway, he's going to stir the EU up more than a bit.
Could be interesting!
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I was once involved in the merger of two French banks. The process led to some "synergies". That of course is management speak for firing people As the British guy firing the locals I was "Mr Popularity". It is possible to do that in France, but the process is incredibly slow, tortuous and expensive. In a way that's good news and bad news for the workers. They get a good level of protection, but the employers are decidedly wary of employing new people.
It will be interesting to see how Mr Hollande deals with the current overspend of the French government.
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Interesting times indeed, but you have to wonder what world he's living in Undecided  I can't imagine Merkel will be too happy to have him on board.
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Anyone having a feeling of Déjà vu .......... (Mitterrand)
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He is totally inexperienced having had no previous government experience. With the task he is facing this could be a major problem.
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http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1344559?uid=3738032&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=5614550373...
It is behind a pay-wall............ but the Introduction can be read, 1st paragraph sums it up (although not strictly correct).
I noticed that most of Hollande's supporters (going by the French TV coverage) were not even born when Mitterrand was President.
Fortunately Neil Kinnock didn’t tie his wagon to the Mitterrand Train, (not that it would have influenced Mrs T in any way, we know her answer to the liberalisation of the economy).
Just hope Miliband has the same sense as Kinnock.
nadger
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I see that he's President Elect and takes office later this month.
As an aside Putin is once again Russian President.
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His appointment will just hasten the end of the Euro !
I Guess Merkel will spend more time getting Cameron on her side but like many leaders in the EU she may be the next one to be replaced.