Sunday, December 6, 2015

Economic News , Data & Views ( December 6 , 2015 ) - France Regional Election - To be updated as polls close , as early projections come in , as any significant news develops -- Will be focus for Europe this Sunday . At least so far - Stay Tuned ! ...... Venezuela Hold Tense Congressional Elections - Updated as polls close , with early projections , when news items occurs , and with final results ....... Greece Updates for today - Grigoropoulos Rally , " Tsipras's Choices " , Political news of the day ....... Odds & Ends !





France Regional Election Updates......







summary: FN largest party according to exit polls, ahead in 6 of 13 regions. Sarkozy ruled out pacts w/ left to stop FN in 2nd round









Sarkozy says won't withdraw any of his candidates in the 2nd round, effectively rules out a "union républicaine" to stop FN from winning.








regional elex exit poll: Front National ahead in 6 of 12 regions. Paris region not yet available. ()





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Confirmed. Earthquake in France. Marine Le Pen tops 1st round of regional election with historic 40%. Firm favourite to win next Sunday












M.LePen & the National Front triomphes at the French regional elex. In the North region she is ahead w/41%. in the South,her niece 41,2%










- Far-right National Front ahead in 6 out of 13 regions (estimate IFOP-FIDUCIAL…


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Estimations FN 41,5% LR 23,8% PS 14,6% FN 40,8% LR 27,2% PS 16,4%










- No region likely to be won at 1st round. To watch: Front National's % of nationwide vote & number of regions where FN finishes 1st







- First round of regional elections takes place today. Polls will close in 10 minutes. Turnout higher than in 2010.








Régionales 1er tour: 43,01% de participation à 17H00, contre 39,29% en 2010



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- French regional elections: first round voter turnout 43.01% at 5pm CET vs.…

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France's far-right set to make history in regional elections




France......


























Elezioni regionali in Francia - Uno degli ultimi sondaggi - Il Sole 24 ORE















Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: the new wonder-girl of France's far-right



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France votes in first election since Paris attacks. Note use of the pejorative "far right National Front"










Everything you need to know about France's regional elections




















Today is the first round of France's regional elections. Marine Le Pen could win big
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Front National could reach 40% in 2 regions today. Far-right gaining ground in post-Paris attack elections









votes in 1st round regional elections. First French election ever held under state of emergency, 8000 police & army patrolling Paris








French polls open in first vote since Paris attacks
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Far right Marine Le Pen makes huge gains in French regional elections polls


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Venezuela Elections......








Estado actual: esperando resultados oficiales en
Translated from Spanish by 
Current status: waiting for official results in
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The Latest on Venezuela elections: Venezuela's opposition says it won most seats in legislative elections










election tendency already known by Elections Board. Announcement is expected any moment
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: Wave of optimism for opposition from certain experts, media. BUT waiting for official results on parliamentary election







- Opposition MUD leading Chavistas' PSUV in exit polls and early election results.








participation exceeds 80%. Unconfirmed reports point to large opposition win. 5 minutes for poll close.







Opposition spokesperson rejects extension of voting period
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Opposition spokesperson rejects extension of voting period



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Defense Minister: State of emergency is not an obstacle to vote





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Attorney General: Leopoldo López may cast his ballot


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Unasur mission deployed to check electoral progress


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Venezuelan electoral authority: So far so good


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Fireworks kickoff voting as polls open in Legislative Elections




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2 hours into the parliamentary elections in



















Live Updates from the Venezuela's National Assembly Elections












| : Hoy se está fortaleciendo la democracia.



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Polls already open in for parliamentary elections today. The entire legislature is at stake











Why is US media so desperate to discredit Venezuela's vote? By Joe Emersberger



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How Maduro might hold onto power even if his party loses Venezuela's elections this Sunday:




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Tomorrow Venezuela heads to the polls. Whatever the result, it will be momentous
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6 things you should know about Venezuela's big elections
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Greece ........








Fires and clashes between the riot police and the anarchists in the rally for





















Photographer injured at the rally of


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Downtown metro stations to close for Grigoropoulos rally


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Tough decisions loom
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State-guaranteed loans scandal going to trial



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Families split apart after one of Greece's worst migrant boat disasters this year



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1,500+ stuck at Idomeni due to border restrictions. Protests staged almost daily.



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Odds & Ends !










Bank for International Settlements claims that Italy's public debt is already over 150% of GDP
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Poland's new government: illiberal foreign policies and short-sighted economics


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How global investors are losing patience and faith in the euro, by David Brown


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Germany's Gabriel says 'Islamic State' 'can and must' be destroyed










stabbing: Knife attacker chased screaming girl around a statue, says eyewitness



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Panepistimio station is now closed, will be closed at 17.00




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Sounds if Draghi was held back: lowered stimulus ambitions after hitting opposition.


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, Fallout Over Downed Warplane Deepens at Two Ports


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