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  La Fayette
Screen NameLa Fayette   
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BirthdayMarch 13, 1989
First LoginMarch 26, 2011 04:54am
Last LoginApril 28, 2020 07:32pm
Predictions Points: 597.5633
Predictions: 781/899 (86.87%)
Points Per: 597.5633/899 (0.66)
Messages Posted 17
D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)April 28, 2020 04:14pm
Thank you very much for your answers and thank you both for your work - you're doing a lot more than I ever did or will be able to do for this site.

As for Ligue 1, I was not really surprised, even if I would have loved that the season could end, even with a delay. What worries me much more is how the government will handle the end of the lockdown, because so far it's kind of unclear.

I hope that everyone here is well and that we'll get over this Covid 19 mess soon.

When it comes to the Committee of Public Safety, I think, considering both of your answers that I will add the results of the election to the Presidency of the Republic container, since it was the closest to a strong executive power and because republicans in France had a long tradition of opposing a unique holder of the executive power, supporting rather collegial power instead (things changed in the 1870s only).

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)April 28, 2020 06:35am
Hello everybody.

I've found interesting data on elections that happened during the French Revolution, but I'm puzzled about how to put it on the site.

Those elections are about the "Committee of Public Safety" where people like Robespierre and Danton were elected (not at the same time). However, I don't know where it would be better to put it:
- since it's a committee so it could be part of the National Assembly datas, but its purpose was to handle executive matters at a time where the distinction Prime minister / President made no sense in France;
- furthermore, there were also an executive council, which lasted until 1794 (the committee of public safety lasted a year longer though), however, each of his minister was elected separately and could be put rather in the minister sections and a committee of General security, but its influence was less important.

Therefore I would rather go tu put those results with the presidency, but I'm really not sure that it is the best option. Any clue?

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)March 01, 2017 03:51pm
Fillon has the required number of mayoral signatures (500 at least) to run, according to the constitutional council. Other updates will arriveon March 3rd, March 7th, March 10th, March 14th and March 18th. (The last day to send them to the Consitutional council will be March 17th. [Link]

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 11, 2015 04:57am
I think very dark blue like the austrian FPÖ would be fitting since its the color that they're using themselve. I believe it's purely political from the Figaro. The PS color is pink on most maps, and The Republicans are blue, so the Figaro is trying to show that the FN is as close to the Left as to the right. Le Monde is using deep blue to show that it is closer to the right.

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 09, 2015 06:17am
The PS has withdrawn its support to Jean-Pierre Masseret after his refusal to withdraw in favor of Philippe Richert. [Link]

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 09, 2015 06:04am
Voters from the Republican Popular Union, who wants to leave NATO and the EU, will probably vote for Bay. Voters from Arise the Republic (which has yet become Arise France) will split, since some are closer to the FN than to a centrist like Hervé Morin. I believe Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol will win here in the end. He can hope to attract the communist and the green vote, as well as New Deal voters. Morin will have a tough time since he has to get some non-voters to join him in the second ballot to come through.

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 01, 2015 05:53am
I made a mistake.

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 01, 2015 05:52am
Can someone move this election
[Link] in this container?

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)September 25, 2015 11:15am
I suspect the next one to drop out might be Gilmore, who has really no support at all, and perhaps Jindal, whose campaign is not catching fire. Santorum is kinda used to single digits in pollings, he'll probably stick until Iowa, since he won there last time.

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)September 21, 2015 09:29am
0%. Ouch. Is Scott Walker the next to drop out of the contest?

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)September 19, 2015 11:55am
Shih Ming-Teh has dropped his presidential bid,[Link] there will likely only be those three candidates running in January, with Tsai Ing Wen looking as the favourite of the contest.

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)July 23, 2015 10:11am
The DPP has nominated Tsai-Ing-Wen unanimously, and the KMT has picked up Hung Hsiu-Chu, who was the only candidate ready to face the election and who garnered enough signature to be on the KMT ballot. It is very likely that Taiwan's next president will be a woman.
James Soong who was an unsucessful candidate last time is toying with the idea of making another bid. Shih Ming-Teh, a renowned democratic activist, is also thinking about running for office. I'll add him if he manages to overcome the required running threshold.

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 18, 2014 07:32am
A presidential election has been organized in Tunisia, [Link] the first ballot took place on November 23rd, the second will happen on December 31st. The results on wikipédia seem to be correct I rely on them, since the original source is complicated to read for me. [Link]

The second ballot will oppose Moncef Marzouki to Beji Caid Essebsi.

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 18, 2014 07:09am
President Blaise Compaoré was overthrown by a Revolution in Burkina Faso, which led to his resignation on October 31st. There was a struggle within the army between Lieutenant Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida and General Honoré Nabéré Traoré, who both proclaimed themselves president of the transition during a few hours. Finally, Zida prevailed. [Link]

Under international pressure, the highest authorities of Burkina Faso, led by civilian and military representatives chose a civilian to become interimary President instaed of Zida, which occured on november 17th. Five names were mentioned, Michel Kafando, who actually became interim President, but also Joséphine Ouédrago, Chérif Sy and archibishop Paul Ouédraogo. Latter refused to be a candidate, but the three former were all auditioned by the sort of council which was formed to pick up the new President. The choice of Michel Kafando was based on consensus, so there are no numbers of votes available. The fifth candidate was a chief redactor, but he wasn't auditioned; his name is Newton Ahmed Barry. [Link]

Michel Kafando then nominated Lieutenant Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida for Prime minister. None has the right to be a candidate for President in the next presidential elections.

Therefore I would suggest to put the events as follows:

A "Revolution" election type, with both Lieutenant-Colonel Zida and General Traoré, with winner Zida, on october 31st, which expires on november 17th.

An "Interim" Election type with Michel Kafando, Joséphine Ouédrago and Chérif Sy as candidates, with Kafando as winner.

An interim Prime minister, Yacouba Isaac Zida, nominated since november 21st election.

I don't know how long their terms (Kafando's and Zida's) will last, but normally they shouldn't exceed one year [Link] which means that they should end speculatively in november 2015.

The president of the interim National Assembly, called National Transition Council after the Revolution of October is Chérif Sy, the presidential candidate, who was elected with 71 votes to 14 for a candidate called Ibrahim Koné. 2 votes were against all the candidates, two abstained and one was unguilty. [Link]


D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 16, 2014 03:13am
Martin Schulz (European Socialists) has been reelected President of the European Parliament on July 1st, 2014. He got 409 votes, to Sajjad Karims (European Conservatives and Reformists) 101. Pablo Iglesias (European United Left) and Ulrike Lunacek (Greens/European Free Alliance) tied, with 51 votes cast for each. [Link]

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 16, 2014 02:56am
Jean-Claude Juncker is the new president of the European Commission.

D:8172La Fayette ( 597.56 points)December 16, 2014 02:55am
The new President of the European Council for the next two and half years is Donald Tusk, the Prime minister of Poland. He was supported by Angela Merkel and David Cameron. The danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, was considered a potential candidate for President of the European Council.