Sarkozy already delivering his concession speech. Game over. Crucially, he endorses Fillon. #PrimaireDroite #France
► Fillon 43,7% ► Juppé 27,8% ► Sarkozy 21,7% Results from 7,365 of 10,228 polling stations.
#Fillon in the lead in the 3 polls in french primary 1st round. Sarkozy 3rd.
First results of the French Republican primary expected ~9pm Paris time, final ~11pm. (via @PedderSophie)
Reports of big primary turnout for French centre-right bodes ill for Sarkozy. May very well be pro-Juppé socialist entryism.
French media reckon turnout of around 4 million in centre-right primary. Much bigger than predicted.
The top 3 questions about the French conservative prez primary (results tonight) 1) Is Sarkozy eliminated (end of a political career) 1/3
2) Are the votes from centre-left voters enough to confirm Juppé as candidate of the Very Reasonable People after a spark-less campaign? 2/3
3) And does a catholic vote upsurge carry Putinophile François Fillon one more step toward the French presidency? 3/3
French Primary Elections - Polls Open (FR BFM) http://www.enex.lu/members/?q=dopedetail/233856 …
French in center-right primary to pick presidential candidate to face Le Pen http://reut.rs/2eTvSqz
'Enormous' turn out for right wing presidential primary says official in Paris polling station, though many are lefties undercover #primaire
Three-way race as French right holds presidential primary. http://www.thelocal.fr/20161120/three-way-race-in-french-rights-presidential-primary …
#Italy's Renzi sees govt collapse if he loses constitutional referendum in Dec, Repubblica reports. http://www.repubblica.it/politica/2016/11/20/news/renzi_se_perdo_il_referendum_questo_governo_cade_-152373164/ …
Italy, Demos poll: PD-S&D: 30% ↓ M5S-EFDD: 30% LN-ENF: 14% ↑ FI-EPP: 12% SEL-LEFT: 5% FDI-NI: 4% NCD/UDC-EPP: 4%
Italy, Ixé poll: PD-S&D: 34% M5S-EFDD: 28% ↓ LN-ENF: 13% FI-EPP: 11% SI-LEFT: 3% ↓ FdI-NI: 3% AP-EPP: 3%
Italy, Constitutional Referendum, Ixé poll: Yes: 47% (-1) No: 53% (+1) #ReferendumCostituzionale #Referendum
Italy, Constitutional Referendum, Lorien poll: Yes: 46% (-2) No: 54% (+2) #ReferendumCostituzionale #Presseclub
Italy, Constitutional Referendum, EUMETRA poll: Yes: 45% No: 55% #ReferendumCostituzionale
*MERKEL SAID TO TELL CDU SHE'LL RUN AS PARTY LEADER, CHANCELLOR
#Merkel already only European in Top 40 of longest ruling leaders worldwide (non royal). And looking to extend by another four years.
Germany: Angela Merkel (CDU/EPP) will run again in 2017 (dpa). #Merkel
.Angela Merkel expected to say she will seek fourth term as German Chancellor http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/angela-merkel-expected-to-say-she-will-seek-fourth-term-as-german-chancellor-1627838 …
Good morning from Berlin on Merkel day. 62y old chancellor expected to announce tdy whether she will run for 4th term in next years election
Austria, Presidential Election, Unique Research poll: van der Bellen (G/EFA): 51% (nc) Hofer (FPÖ-ENF): 49% (nc) #Hofer #vdB #bpw16
Austria conservatives urge vote against far-right's Hofer http://f24.my/2gu8dOG
Like Trump, Austria’s Norbert Hofer Attracting Disillusioned Working Class Voters
Austrian foreign and integration minister calls for ban on Koran distribution http://thelocal.at/20161118/kurz-calls-for-austria-to-ban-koran-distribution …
Election observers will be present at Austria's presidential election rerun http://thelocal.at/20161117/small-osce-team-will-observe-austrian-election-rerun …
Tsipras always gives in , but will never get the type of debt relief - that he kind of indicates , that he believes Greece needs.
Kammenos plans to upgrade, acquire jets for Aegean balance http://dlvr.it/Mj5j7j
Police worried by reports of far-right attacks on island migrant centers http://dlvr.it/Mj5j5M
Pulling cards from a worn deck http://dlvr.it/Mj5hyb
"I was asked to serve, but I'm not able to," Keane told NPR."I have some personal issues surrounding the death of my wife recently , and I explained all that to Mr. Trump, and he was very gracious and understanding, and quite supportive."
Ingraham says she's being considered for WH press secretary
TRUMP MEETINGS today (1) Ari Emanuel, entertainment agency CEO Peter Kirsanow, US Civil Rights commissioner Jonathan Gray, Blackstone
TRUMP MEETINGS (2) Kris Kobach, Kansas sec of state Wilbur Ross Chris Christie Rudy Giuliani David McCormick of Bridgewater, ex-Treasury
TRUMP MEETINGS (3) T.W. Shannon of Oklahoma Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers of WA John F. Kelly, Marine Corps general/formerly Southern Command.
Mike Pence says Romney under active consideration for Secretary of State.
Mike Pence downplays "Hamilton" tempest in a teapot. Trump could learn from Pence , needs "thicker skin " for trivial criticisms.
Trump attacks SNL: 'It is a totally one-sided, biased show' http://hill.cm/ZDB32bV
"Steve Bannon — the indispensable player in the Trump White House" http://hill.cm/KthsmdR
General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General's General!
Trump still stewing about Broadway actor singling out his VP from the stage, asking Pence to work for "all." Trump again calls for apology.
Wow--with all the mistakes on http://Snopes.com if that's Zuckerberg's idea of reality, we're all in trouble.
Let’s not get crazy on an infrastructure bill http://hotair.com/archives/2016/11/19/lets-not-get-crazy-on-an-infrastructure-bill/ …
I guess the point is: really I can't think of anyone it makes sense to make a "curator" of news "truth." Or "fake news" and real news.
I doubt it's coincidence that there's increasing talk of govt & online forces inserting themselves as "curators" of real news/"fake news"
Obama says we need "Curators" to help us find the real news. Facebook says we need to sort out the "fake news." Google planned its 1/2
"knowledge vault" that would make sure only "truthful" news shows up in searches. 2/2
Foreign diplomats scrambling to do business with Trump hotel in D.C. to curry favor with new White House
The Republican Party is at its strongest point in 80 years
Wasserman Schultz says Sanders made her a boogeyman. "If I was trying to rig the outcome ... trust me, I could have"
Jon Stewart says to label every Trump supporter racist is "hypocrisy."
Trump’s transition from gadfly to leader of the free world got off to an uneven start this week
Republican skeptics of Trump are giving the president elect a second chance, reports @rebeccagberg
Trump's early staff picks "showcase his appreciation for loyalists -- or at least those whose views mirror his"
Odds & Ends.....
Massive protests against South Korea's president rock Seoul http://www.businessinsider.com/r-pressure-on-south-koreas-park-mounts-as-massive-crowd-demands-she-quit-2016-11 … #seo
Kejriwal calls banks as corrupt and says banks will exit India soon - Best of Live News and Articles http://fb.me/20qHB8iii
Expose AAP™ @ExposeAAP
Banks will leave India - Arvind Kejriwal Conclusion - Jokeriwal trusts only Jokeriwal, everyone else is corrupt #HopeOfPunjabKejriwal
PM narendramodi: More than 5 lakh crore cash has been deposited in banks since last 10 days. — All India Radio Ne…
Govt’s demonetisation move has not just stressed out banking infrastructure but also its employees: http://ht.ly/n55c306lruE
Depositing unaccounted cash: I-T dept warns violators may face 7 year jail http://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/depositing-cash-it-dept-warns-violators-will-face-max-7-year-jail/story/240652.html …
I had said that inconvenience is going to happen, but I want to commend the people who,despite all that, are supporting: PM Modi #BlackMoney
In parts of India, ATM lines for new Rupee notes now get longer than the usual booze-shop queues
Clashes in #Sabha between Qadhadhfa & Awlad Sulaiman tribes. At least 40 people killed according to local sources.
#Libya Damage from Sebha fighting
#Libya Power cuts have ended Tripoli
#Libya Banking woes Libya
#Libya Defence ministry of UN-backed government asks "relevant authorities" to help after 3 staff kidnapped http://www.libyaobserver.ly/news/three-defense-ministry-personnel-abducted-tripoli …
3 of Mahdi Bargathi staff kidnapped in #Tripoli. http://alwasat.ly/ar/mobile/article?articleid=124991 … difficult times ahead for the PC and GNA. #Libya
Both CBLs of Libya don't seem to have a clue! By trying to solve cash shortage problem they are causing hyper inflation!
Number of casualties has risen to 16 dead and over 50 wounded. All schools in Sebha are temporarily closed
#Sebha clashes intensified, w/ fighting in several locations in Manshiya neighborhood & Center (Teachers' Institute, Qadisiya roundabout..)
Ali al-Gitrani: We support our army. Military rule is better for Libya than Muslim Brotherhood rule. #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: We suggested to Kobler to hold early elections for a new HoR but we realize that some figures reject this idea #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: We will accept the Agreement if we see that it contains assurances for our army #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: Kobler himself said that we have arrived to a dead end and that the PresidencyCouncil is completely powerless #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: Kobler is trying to present a proposal whereby 15 national figures select 1 president & 2 deputies, Article8 is scrapped...
...and the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces goes back to the HoR #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: The Dialogue cttee doesn't represent Libya, doesn't have a popular base. We want a peace agreement w/ the real actors #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: The PresidencyCouncil refrained from paying any money to the Libyan Army while supporting BunyanMarsus #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: The Presidency Council stands against the Libyan Army #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: We will have clear and frank conditions for the amendment of the LPA #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: The LPA must be reopened to return to Draft 4 & the HoR must remain Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces... #Sijal
Ali al-Gitrani: ...On these demands we obtained almost/vague promises from Kobler and we are now making arrangements #Sijal