Did you know that there are other countries than the United States of America?
Each of them has its own leader.
Here's a look at France's President of the United States, François Hollande.
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well, a plane getting hit by lightning is no problem at all. they're faraday cages and made for it.
and props for the questioning god thing. makes sense that the french would be ahead of the rest of the west in enlightenment. certainly the US are in the fucking dark ages.
I did however hear that this boring fucker left office at record-breakingly low 4% approval ratings. xD
Not true you should do the president of the EU. Because the president of France is equivalent to the governor of Texas. France is the second most populous state in the EU and Texas is the 2nd in the US
Zélie Ranquet dude France is a state and a country. The US and the EU are unions of states. The main difference being that the EU is made up of states that are also countries. and the US is a country, but what is a country is subjective. What isn’t subjective is the structure of government and the US is very similar to the EU in that regard. The EU is a confederation. The States used to be united in a confederation, but it fell apart and so they switched to a federation created by the constitution of 1787. That government while not the same in title as the EU government was structured like it. The European Commission is basically the executive branch and its leader is like the president of the United States. The European Parliament is like the House of Representatives as it is elected by the people in origin from different areas of a constituent state. The council of the European Union is like the United States Senate as it comprised of members who represent their state as a whole and like the original constitution are sent by the government of that state to serve its interests however now the senate differs slightly more because since the passage of the 17th amendment senators are elected by the people. Which brings me to my next point, constitutional amendments. Many countries amend their constitution a lot more because it’s simpler. We amend our constitution more like a union of states than a country. As written in the constitution 2/3s of both houses of congress and 3/4ths of the states, but if 3/4ths of the states want an amendment they can bypass congress and call a convention. Not to mention they can dissolve the union if they desire. Because technically congress is given authority by the states. Not the other way around. How many countries have systems like that. Mainly because the power is centralized like how the government is in most states in the UNION. The states did give congress a considerable amount of power, but if they act collectively they can take back that power. And to put the nail in the coffin I go back to the beginning. What makes a country a country is that other countries recognize it as such. As well as how it handles foreign policy. The states have the central government control over most foreign issues when it was a confederation and then all when it became a federation because it is easier to send one delegation representing all the states instead of 50 delegations to each country. Making us recognized as one country instead of many
Heidi Yodel So le Pen, a woman, is not effeminate? You might want to reconsider your definition... Plus I do not share your enthusiasm with de Gaulle, as a General he saved France, but as a president he wasn't so great. Firstly he acted like a two year old by refusing to play as long as we didn't accept his rules and going to sulk in a corner, it's only when his version of the constitution was accepted that he came back. And secondly there was litteraly a rebellion led by the students in his second term, and that is never a good sign.
Religion has nothing to do with politics in France. The next president might be a very devoted Christian, and still (s)he won't be allowed to let that interfere with his (or her) work.
Zélie Ranquet...Vergogna francese! Froccio francese! He's weak, debole, scared & shifty. It is not difficult to see the fear in his eyes. I think he is afraid of his own shadow. Now LePen, for example- she's strong, clever, Catholic, truly loves France. De Gaulle had big balls. He was a strong Catholic, highly intelligent, etc. France has great potential but you rarely allow great leaders to govern. If De Gaulle controlled all of France's military in may 1940, Germany would have retreated. Weak, limp twisted, socialist, atheist men with skinny pants & fur on their hoods control France now. Vergogna!
Ah I wish we could be as secular as france. It isn't as worse as in the USA but still churches have political influence and on the far right wing some christian sects are on the move (comming from the "land of the free" obviously). 150 years ago our religious fundamentalists moved to the USA and now they come back ><
Typical stupid americans : bohoo someone bangs people even if that person is married. How horrendous !
You seem to forget not every country got so many sticks up their ass like you do. A politicians privacy and especially love life is something that should be of no interest to the public as they are human beings that still got basic human rights, including not being followed by a camera every time they go to the toilet. But the americans will never understand basic logic .... show hookers on the street in GTA ? Gross and how dare you give such an actually realisitc image of the USA ? Show people getting torn apart by chainsaw-machineguns ? Nah, all above 6 years old can play it.
Here in France we hate him. Fucking pro European puppet, 3 more million people without jobs and most death related to terrorisme then any other president. Also he didn't even respect what he was elected for.
I'm French and this is super funny, although (or because) very stereotypical!
Just one thing I have to say: in the first name François, the S is not pronounced! If you pronounce it like a Z, it becomes Françoise, the corresponding woman's name, assuring you to be laughed at by every French-speaking person nearby x)
This being said... Thumbs up for pronouncing "croissant" right! Oui Monsieur!
I'm french and... i didn't even know about the love life of this men, our president. Because i don't give a fuck about what he does with is penis, but i do about my country and for instence he's doing shit !
Sorry, USA, but in Europe we don't care where the Presidents put their dicks. Their personal lives are theirs. If they're good, they stay. If they're bad, they go. Independently of marriage status or love affairs.
Imagine if we lived in a country where what happends in a person's bedroom doesn't have any affect of the outcome of an election?
We could learn so much from the French. We're such a brand new, infant of a country and boy does it show.
I hear people say all the time "if Trump gets elected I'm moving to x country" but the truth is: unless you have a PHD, THEY DONT WANT US THERE!
+Toalewa9889 Because it has had one constitution. France for instance, in the lifespan of the US had two emperors, 2 kings, and 5 republics (the first after the revolution was brutal, then there was a second one between an empire and the comeback of a monarchy, and a third that lasted from 1870 to 1940, followed by a collaborationist dictatorship, and then a parliamentary republic (the 4th) that couldn't get things done and eventually a 5th Republic. Meaning that we didn't just stick to one document stating what France should be, things were tried, people took power, got overthrown, etc. And before all of this were centuries of God-given-right monarchy, with a lot of different types of Kings.
A video making fun of American myopia about world leaders ends up being incredibly myopic about world religion, as though it's weird that successful people can be non-religious. Much of western Europe and its leaders are indifferent to religion. It's not like America, where belief in God is a de-facto prerequisite for office.
Just one thing that you've got wrong, he says he is socialist, but despite whatever he says, he's no socialist at all... Socialism has nothing to do with what he is turning France into... Cheers from Portugal!
There was a lot of inacurracy in this description, to the point of conveying the batlantly false.
Segolène was candidate in the previous election and is the one who quit Holland. Holland only became a candidate five years later for the next elections.
Also, her partner when president was never first lady as they never married.
It would be coherent, as his successor, Macron, is called (for a reason I don't know, despite the fact that I'm French, but not really informed on these matters) Jupiter. Yes. Jupiter. We have a literal Elysium Palace (Palais de l'Élysée or Elysee palace) with a Jupiter inside.
But people still associate France with rooster... The hell.
They should do (or have done) one of these about Spain's president. "It's the inhabitant that chooses the mayor and it's the mayor the one that wants the inhabitants to be the mayor" "Exportint is positive because you sell what you produce." Or his best phrase yet: "This is not like the water that falls from the sky and nobody knows why."
Yeah actually stating anything pro religious in a french election will guarantee you catastrophic failure. You see we are fiercely secular in this country and religion is widely regarded as a medieval practice. The statistics may show 70% christians in France but don't kid yourselves that's mostly due to christenings (which are still culturally relevant for some reason) because nobody actually believes in god except cooks, muslims and old people.
If by pro-religion you mean against the separation of church and state then yes but that much is obvious. He has used his Catholic identity to connect with religious Catholic voters. He keeps going on about how he is religious. Allying with Putin to protect Syrian Christians? This is the rambling of someone trying to get the Catholic vote. So I disagree that he is not pro-religion.
I fail to see, in anything that Fillon has ever said, a pro religious stance. Yes he has admitted to being catholic but also states that he goes to mass only about twice a year for major festivities. He has also stated that his religion is a personal matter and has nothing whatsoever to do in politics. He has also strongly advocated for secularism. So no, he's no more religious than any right wing leader we've had in recent times. He's what I'd call a traditionalist and certainly not a religious advocate like the politicians you get in the states.
+Marcus Wright I'm simply suggesting that there's no reason to engage in aggressive, insulting behaviour. I'm not bothered by it, though I do worry a little that your anger may indicate you're suffering from psychological pain of some kind... which obviously isn't good for you. Also, in a debate, insulting others is a _really_ terrible tactic, it makes them less open to considering your point of view.
I'm trying? I don't get where your going with this but ok.
And what facts are you talking about? " *One of the first things the French government made clear after the Paris attacks was that they'd keep letting in refugees from Muslim countries. Not giving into fear like that, not letting terror attacks change your country's policies, is exactly the opposite of bowing to terrorism* ." <<<<< This? haaaa. This isn't called "being level-headed" but rather borderline retarded. You think letting in people who don't share western values and genuinely despise Foreigners are going to integrate well in Europe? In a Europe where secularism is everything? Yes, you Europeans have a rather "ironic" sense of humor.
That statement in itself is the problem. Which is why i initially commented "Yea like how the french people bow down to terrorism". It's this P.C notion of trying to be this "virtuous moral example" for the rest of the world all while going against basic liberal/secular principles is the whole irony here. These butthurt Frenches don't like being told that. I mean just look at booblembo or whatever the fuck his name is. Soon as you critic France on their downfall, goes into rage mode, talks about 9/11 conspiracies and blames everything on America, when in fact it's E.U that is bringing France to her knees. He even didn't deny how bad terrorism is in France atm, indicating that my initial comment was right. But it's partly the fucking horseshit media he watches like BBC, CNN and other such nonsense thinking that they are telling him the truth when in fact all they do is virtue signal.
No one likes to accept the fact that Islam=Muslims=Terrorism. Yes we are all fucking aware that not all Muslims are terrorists but a *more than enough are terrorists*. And that is a problem. And yes some of they have come through the fucking Laughable Immigration policies France has atm.
And "Sweetheart" i do not care that you are from Britian nor do i give a rats ass that you are "insulted" this is the internet if you don't like engage in these toxic forums might i suggest you to turn off your computer and get some fresh air.
+Marcus Wright Nice... try? And France and its leaders are powerless? Thats a somewhat confusing choice of words there. I'm not trying to do anything except report the facts as best I can ascertain them. And my elected leaders? I'm British, not French. Wait, and suddenly I like to ponder dumb things? Sweetheart, where on Earth did the impulse to insult me come from? You do realise I was careful to say "many Americans", not "all Americans", right? Because there is a significant percentage of your population who are giving in to fear. That's really not disputable. I doubt it's the majority, most Americans I've met have been sensible, level headed people, but it's still enough to say "many". Is this why you felt the need to throw about insults, because you misperceived my comment as an insult to Americans?
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