By Hunter Wallace
The Socialists were pulverized in parts of northern and southern France:
“PARIS — The far-right party of Marine Le Pen was poised to make major gains after the first round of voting in regional French elections on Sunday in the wake of terrorist attacks that traumatized the country last month.
When the votes were counted, Ms. Le Pen’s National Front party was pulling far ahead in two of France’s 13 regions and leading in four others. Trailing were the right-leaning parties, including the Republicains, led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Even further behind were the Socialists, whose best-known figure is President François Hollande. …”
They are withdrawing their candidates in hope that leftists will vote for the mainstream cuckservatives:
“The showing of the National Front — which won six of 13 regions — will dynamize leader Marine Le Pen’s planned bid for the presidency in 2017. In the traditionally Socialist northeastern region where she was running, the party won more than 40 percent of the vote. Her niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, had a similar showing in the southeastern Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, a stronghold of the traditional right.
In a bid to stop a second-round National Front victory, the Socialist Party ordered its candidates to withdraw in those two regions so their supporters could give their votes to conservative candidates, a bitter exercise that Prime Minister Manuel Valls said was necessary.
“There is a choice between two visions of France,” Valls said Monday night on the TV station TF1 — that of traditional parties and that of the extreme right “which divides the French, tries to pit one against the other.” …”
Give some credit to Valls: the socialists and mainstream cuckservatives share a common vision of France becoming a Muslim country, one that is perpetually disturbed by jihadist terrorist attacks.