Félicitations aux camarades du PS
Congratulations to Labour's sister party in France, the PS, for gaining seats, completely against expectations, in yesterday's second round of the parliamentary elections, and wiping the smug smile of Sarko's face by ousting senior minister Alain Juppe from the National Assembly.
The PS and its allies won 185 seats, up from 149, whilst the centre-right UMP was down from 359 to 314. And Le Pen got precisely zero seats.
Full constituency results here: http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/elections/2007/circonscriptions/index.asp
UMP 314 (down from 359 in 2002)
Other right-wing parties 32 (up from 8)
Democratic Movement 3 (up from 0)
Socialists 185 (up from 149)
Communist party 15 (down from 21)
Green party 4 (up from 3)
Other left-wing parties 22 (up from 6)
I await a formal message of congratulations to the PS from the Labour Party. But I'm not holding my breath.