French president François Hollande whose approval rating is a scant 4% now faces impeachment for disclosing classified information to journalists.
Given national elections take place in 2017 and given socialists would be unlikely to convict him, one has to wonder “why bother?”, yet here we go: French Right Calls for François Hollande’s Impeachment.
Republican MP Pierre Lellouche on Monday started a process to activate Article 68 of the French constitution, allowing parliament to impeach the president. The move comes three days after Eric Ciotti, another Republican MP who is managing former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign for the rightwing presidential nomination, formally requested that prosecutors investigate a potential breach of security.
While the impeachment request would have to get over several obstacles and remains a long shot, the initiatives add to Mr Hollande’s woes following the publication of a 622-page book in which the president, among other things, criticised Socialist colleagues and hoped for his party’s “hara-kiri”.
The book, A President Should Not Say That, caused outcry within Mr Hollande’s camp, pushing his approval ratings down to a record low of 4 per cent and prompting calls on the left and right for him to rule out a second presidential bid.
In the book, Mr Hollande also admits that he ordered assassinations for security reasons and disclosed details of plans to destroy targets held by the regime of Bashar al-Assad after allegations that the Syrian leader bombed civilians with chemical weapons.
The impeachment of a president would be unprecedented in the history of the Fifth Republic. It would need backing from another 58 members of parliament before it could be assessed by the National Assembly’s law committee and possibly brought before all MPs.
But less than six months before presidential elections, the moves highlight Mr Hollande’s acute political weakness.
The president has been keeping his camp guessing over whether he intends to stand for a further term in office and has said he would give his decision in December.
It’s rather amazing how Obama, Bush, and now Hollande routinely order assassinations and undertake military actions for political purposes, without declarations of war, making themselves judge, jury, prosecutor, and hangman.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock
STEPHANE CAUSSADE said:
AS I AM FRENCH CITIZEN AND FREE SPEECH IS NOT GUARANTED UNLIKE IN THE USA I CANNOT REPLY TO YOUR COMMENT FOR FEAR OF BEING PERSECUTED
I WILL MERELY STATE FACTS RESULT OF SOCIALISM IN FRANCE IS 6 MILLION PEOPLE UNEMPLOYED COMPARED TO FREENCH POPULATION POPULATION ABOUT AROUNG 65 MILLION WE DON T KNOW EXACTLY WITH MIGRANTS
PUBLIC DEBT IS BALOONING PUBLIC DEFICITS INCREASING
THERE IS NO LONGER JOB / CARREER PROSPECTIVE FOR EDUCATED YOUTH FLEEING TO SEEK A JOB IN FOREIGN PLACES SUCH AS LONDON UK / FINANCE OR GERMANY / INDUSTRY
THE UNIONS REFUSE ANY REFORMS AND CIVIL SERVANTS KEEP STRIKING AND DEMONSTRATINS MORE OFTEN THAN OTHER COUNTRIES
EVEN POLICEMEN ARE DEMONSTRATING BECAUSE THEY DON T HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES
CRIMINALS ARE RELEASED IN THE STREETS BECAUSE OF LAXIST JUSTICE
TOO MANY REGULATIONS AND TAXES
FORTUNATELY THERE WILL BE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS FOLLOWED BY GENERAL ELECTIONS IN 2017
Mission Accomplished said:
The eternal optimist soldiers on. How quaint.
Marine Le Pen….
Stephane, stop shouting! Your message is OK, but your delivery of it is rude, annoying and will likely get you banned.
Stephane, I’m sorry to hear that.
All the very best to you, your family & France.
The disease is the EU (as it is) and the Euro & what you describe are the symptoms exhibited in France. Others places exhibit slightly different symptoms but the cause is still the same.
It’s all part of a plan. Nationality and Individuality will be eliminated by whatever means. The disease will kill them both. The crises created will be used to force further integration as the medicine they will shove down your throat will be more EU.
Tony Bennett said:
“It’s rather amazing how Obama, Bush, and now Hollande routinely order assassinations and undertake military actions for political purposes, without declarations of war, making themselves judge, jury, prosecutor, and hangman.”
If HRC elected she’ll put those boyz to shame.
I chuckle when the Democrats get a dander on Putin (supposedly) killing a few journalists.
Good old “Can’t we just drone this guy?” will probably keep a (hit) scorecard in the oval office desk.
Hey, maybe make a deck of cards? Oh, wait that has been done.
Maximus Minimus said:
Can the approval rating go negative – like the interest rates?
If he’s at 4% positive could you also say he’s really -96% to the negative?
Perhaps it should be reported that way to get the message across. Out of 100 total.
Well Killary did provide classified info on how-long it takes to decide a nuclear strike directly online on AIR during the TV debates with Trump … , but hey no worries she won’t get elected anyway and you would not have to impeach here either …
TRUMAN devised SA or something discussed in Rich Hall’s recent video to permit Presidential action in case of another Pearl Harbor, renewed & used by every Prexy since.
Club Med is finished, including Belgium with its failure to change the elite including, hopefully the Comical Market to be replaced by civil wars while BREXIT expands to a new Hanseatic League & engagement of Russia while Trump joins in to smash Hilary’s & Kerry’s disastrous interventions so praised by a former UK ambassador to the US. To see how these peopler function, get a boxset of the brilliant “Yes, Minister”.