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Protests in France Justified: Sarkozy whole program started illegitimately via vote fraud

A recap in 11 points on what happens when vote fraud is allowed to continue in a successful social democratic republic. France in three years, 2007-2010.
Sarkozy during his inauguration speech after vote fraud
Sarkozy during his inauguration speech after vote fraud
Just a few links to remind us the long term effects of corrupt government:

PRE-ELECTION: SARKOZY HAS A LONG TERM LINK WITH THE ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE AGENCY MOSSAD AND THE AMERICAN C.I.A.

[1] Since 1983, Sarkozy has been a Mossad plant, according to French media
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/12/370396.shtml

[2] Plus, American CIA and organized crime is involved in the political history of Sarkozy, slowing making him "their man" for years, building him up to conduct a 'slow coup' in France when the time was right:
 http://www.voltairenet.org/article157821.html

Operation Sarkozy : how the CIA placed one of its agents at the presidency of the French Republic
by Thierry Meyssan*

"One should judge Nicolas Sarkozy according to his actions, and not according to his personality. Yet when his doings surprise even his own constituents, it is legitimate to take a detailed look at his biography and question the bonds that brought him to power. Thierry Meyssan has decided to write the truth about the French Republic's president background. All the information included in this article is provable, except for two assertions signalled by the author who alone takes full responsibility."
 http://www.voltairenet.org/article157821.html

PRE-ELECTION: AMERICAN CORRUPT VOTING MACHINE CORPORATIONS PUT THEIR VOTE TALLYING MACHINES IN FRANCE' SARKOZY ALONE AMONG FRENCH POLIICIANS SUPPORTS THIS MOVE

[3] American corrupt voting machines put into place:

Opposition to Electronic Voting System Grows in France
By ELAINE SCIOLINO; Maia de la Baume contributed reporting.
Published: April 4, 2007

For France's Socialists, among others, the coming presidential election could descend into a nightmare like last fall's in Florida.

This is the first presidential election in France to use paperless computer voting. As many as 1.5 million of the 44.5 million registered voters are expected to cast their ballots electronically in more than 80 municipalities around the country.

But with election day less than three weeks away, opposition to the electronic voting machines has grown, in part because a small percentage of them are made by the same American company whose machines were involved in a bitterly disputed Congressional election in Florida last November.

''We have doubts about the reliability of these machines,'' Gilles Savary, a spokesman for Senegoline Royal, the Socialist Party candidate, said in an interview. ''I don't want to lecture America. But we don't want France to fall into the same Kafkaesque balloting as happened in the United States.''

Last week, the Socialist Party called for a moratorium on using the machines until their reliability could be determined. The party also wants a debate on the issue in Parliament.

''The fear shown by numerous voters faced with a system they don't know runs the risk of keeping them away from the polls,'' the Socialist Party said in a communiqu?n Friday, adding that the risks of fraud and of ''massive and undetectable errors'' are very real.

Among the problems cited was the case of as many as 18,000 electronic votes that disappeared in a tight Congressional race in November in Florida. In February, Florida election officials announced that experts had concluded that poor ballot design, not the paperless machines' hardware, had been at fault. Some people continued to argue that there must have been malfunctions, but that problems could not be found because the machines did not have backup paper trails.

In its statement, the French Socialist Party noted that two of the three types of machines approved by the French government, those made by Nedap of the Netherlands and ES&S-iVotronic, the company that made the machines used in Florida, had been ''sharply disputed in countries in which they've been used.''

Nicolas Sarkozy, the center-right former interior minister running for president, is leading in the polls for the first round of voting, on April 22, followed by Ms. Royal in second place. Only the top two candidates make it into the second round, two weeks later. With a crowded field of 12 candidates and many undecided and first-time voters, every vote counts.

The potential 1.5 million electronic votes ''is not insignificant,'' said Vincent Feltesse, director of new technologies for the Socialist Party. ''It's an important percentage. We remember what happened the 21st of April.''

On April 21, 2002, the first round of voting in the last presidential election, the extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen staged a stunning upset. He edged out the Socialist candidate, Lionel Jospin, to take second place by fewer than 200,000 votes.

It is not only the Socialists who oppose the use of electronic machines.

Francois Bayrou, the centrist candidate from the Union for French Democracy party, said last month that it was necessary to ''stop this evolution and suspend all use'' of electronic voting, because the vote would not be completely reliable.

Some smaller party candidates, including those representing the Green and Communist Parties, also are demanding that the machines not be used. The governing Union for a Popular Movement, which Mr. Sarkozy heads, favors their use.

Each municipality has the right to choose whether or not it wants to go electronic. A number of cities and towns, including Grenoble, Beauvais, Saint-Denis and Sceaux, have said they are sticking with paper ballots on election day because of doubts about the new technology.

Cost is also a deterrent; each machine costs more than $5,300.

An organization called ''Citizens and Computer Technicians for a Vote Verified by the Elector'' has circulated an online petition to oppose all computerized voting in the election. It already has more than 38,000 signatures.

But the Constitutional Council, France's highest constitutional body, defends the integrity of the new system. In a statement last Thursday it said that all voting machines had been authorized by the Interior Ministry and ''have been declared in conformity with the Constitution.''

Some electronic voting machines have been used in regional and European elections in France since 2004, without problems, according to a senior Interior Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as is the tradition in his office.

About 80 percent of the machines scheduled to be used this month in about 70 municipalities are made by Nedap, which has had its own share of problems. Ireland spent more than $50 million on Nedap's machines, but suspended their use in elections in 2004 and 2006 after doubts about their reliability surfaced.

ES&S-iVotronic is providing about 160 machines to be used in as many as eight municipalities. The Spanish company Indra is providing a smaller number of machines.

''We have an extreme amount of confidence in our machines in France,'' said Rob Palmer, director of marketing and communications for ES&S-iVotronic. ''Our machines have proven themselves in thousands of elections in the United States and elsewhere.''

Matthijs Schippers, director of election systems for Nedap, said: ''The systems we have developed for France comply with all legal standards and regulations that are incorporated in French electoral law. The accusations have no factual basis.''

A number of towns are testing the electronic voting systems in dry runs intended to identify glitches and put their electorates at ease.

Last week in Reims, the capital of the Champagne region and one of the largest towns to sign on to electronic voting, 100,000 registered voters were given the opportunity to try the machines.

Only a small number of voters showed up. They voted on what kind of tree -- june berry, golden bamboo, magnolia, photinia or rhododendron -- should be planted on a main avenue undergoing renovation. No irregularities were reported. City Hall has yet to announce the winner.

Photos: In Mulhouse, a town east of Paris, voters are being trained on a Nedap electronic voting machine for use in the French presidential elections. (Photo by Herv� Kielwasser/L'Alsace/PhotoPQR); In Reims, a vote is cast during a test of an electronic voting machine made by Indra of Spain. (Photo by Fran�ois Nascimbeni/Agence France-Presse)

 link to query.nytimes.com


[4] The 2007 French Presidential Showdown became a Runoff between the Zionist-American neoliberalism of Sarkozy vs. the social democracy/enviromentalism of Senegoline Royal
author: repost
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/04/358200.shtml

POST-ELECTION: SARKOZY STEALS THE RUNOFF WITH VOTE FRAUD

[5] Sarkozy steals the runoff vote from Senegoline Royal, with vote fraud:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/05/359022.shtml

As Wayne Madsen wrote in 2007, the runoff demographics weren't there for Sarkozy's win. Only Sarkozy supported unverifiable e-vote machines for France which were widely utilized:

"ES&S's I-Votronic machines were used in both elections across France. Only Sarkozy's party was supportive of the machines, with all the other political parties calling for a moratorium on their use. Turnout in the French election was 85 percent. With large turnouts historically favoring the left in France, the exit polling and actual polling were at odds with the turnout -- an indication of massive election fraud....As with the U.S. and Mexican presidential elections, the polls are being artificially fixed to reflect the upcoming skewed exit polls, a major component of the neo-cons' main contrivance to maintain political control -- 'election engineering.'"

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/05/359022.shtml

[6] There was an immediate media control as well as mass riots in France against the stolen election:

Riots all over France after right-winged Sarkozy elected for president
author: le nutter
France. Riots in all the cities after right-winged Sarkozy was elected for president yesterday. Police fired teargas in the crowds. Railway stations are under high surveillance in case gangs of youths travel to disrupt victory festivities. Alone in Paris and its suburbs about 3000 police were deployed.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/05/359010.shtml

[7] Sarkozy Salutes Satan During Inaugauration - same gesture as Bush
author: xcv
Paris, France. During his inauguration speech new elected right-winged president Sarkozy saluted satan with the same gesture G. W. Bush used during his inauguration.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/05/359512.shtml

[8] The French voted 'non' on the European Union since it represented DE-democratization, though then puppet Sarkozy, put in via vote fraud, pushed it through the French legislature against the French people's vote down on the issue!
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/06/376369.shtml

[9] Sarkozy proposed "Anglo-American style" carbon credits financial bubble to make billions, though the way it was written up into law really aimed to undermine France's strong environmental laws so it was rejected by their Supreme Court.
 link to www.telegraph.co.uk

How much carbon credits are another 300 Billion dollar financial bubble built on fraud, waiting to burst, can be read here:
 http://citizensclimatelobby.org/files/Conning-the-Climate.pdf
 http://www.harpers.org/archive/2010/02/0082826

[10] Sarkozy gets violent on ethnic minorities, and massive protests against it once more:

France Protests Against Sarkozy's Security Crackdown
4th September 2010
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" ... Some held placards with a picture of Sarkozy which said: 'Behind the smile, the guilt' ... "

France Protests Against Sarkozy's Security Crackdown(AFP) PARIS Roma migrants whose camp was bulldozed led a protest in Paris Saturday against the French government's security crackdown, with similar demonstrations taking place across the country and abroad.

Marches organised by human rights groups, unions and left-wing political opposition took place in a number of French towns and cities, while protesters gathered outside French embassies in Europe.

The government of President Nicolas Sarkozy embarked on a major security clampdown in July, which included the widely criticised expulsion of nearly 1,000 Roma to Romania and Bulgaria.

In Paris, a group of 40 Roma whose illegal camp was destroyed led a major procession into the centre of the capital, with banners reading: "No to the inhumane politics of Sarkozy".

According to police estimates, 12,000 people took part in the demonstration, while organisers put the figure at 50,000.

Earlier a group of celebrities from the world of culture, including actress-singer Jane Birkin, had staged a protest in support of undocumented migrants outside the ministry of immigration.

In the southwestern city of Bordeaux, more than 1,000 people took part in a two hour march calling for an end to "xenophobic" policies.

"It is a right and a duty for us to take part in this demonstration, because if we let them crush us, one wonders where this will go," Antoinou Jimenez, a representative of a group of travellers in the area, told AFP.

A similar number of people gathered in Toulouse for a demonstration against "state racism".

One of the demonstrators, who only gave his name as Vincent, said he had attended the rally to show "that there are not only racists in France".

Around 20 people gathered outside the French embassy in London. Some held placards with a picture of Sarkozy which said: "Behind the smile, the guilt".

In Brussels, around 100 people including Roma protested outside the French embassy with signs mocking the compensation of 300 euros (385 dollars) awarded to Roma who volunteer to be sent back home.

In Spain, protesters in Madrid and Barcelona read out a letter that would be delivered to the French ambassador calling for France to respect human rights.

The demonstrations came as the French senate prepares to debate on Tuesday a tough new security law.

The law, which has already been adopted by the lower house, will punish the killers of police more severely, increase minimum sentences for violent re-offenders and bring in electronic tagging for foreign criminals before their expulsion.

More than 8,000 Roma have been deported from France since the beginning of the year, with 9,875 expelled throughout last year.

There are an estimated 15,000 Roma living in the country. Under EU freedom of movement laws, they are entitled to stay for three months without a permanent residence or job, before facing expulsion.

The French government maintains its policies are strictly within the law, despite widespread criticism, and questions from Brussels.

 http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/france-protests-against-security-crackdown

[11] By 2010, Sarkozy proposes France becomes more neoliberal once more with both reduction of pensions and with pensions starting two years later. Massive protests once more.

'Somehow' he has majorities in both houses of the French Parliament, despite a majority rejecting his policies. Was it done by vote fraud? It seems so. How many in the French Parliament supporting Sarkozy got there by the same vote fraud infrastructure after a few years?

How do the French get out of this? Is violent destabilizing protest the only route left for democracy to throw off the death grip of corruption built from France's vote machines?

Germany removed its vote machines in 2009. Though what do you do when vote fraud machines are already in place, and the President of a country is just a proxy for other countries' intelligence services?

CONCLUSION

So beware vote fraud: the list of unrepresentative arrangements only grows from that cancer into something like Sarkozy's neoliberalism which keeps the vote machines as the only (illegal) link to power--the only link it ever had.