By Robert A. Vella
After the Paris terrorist attacks, France was destined to turn right after today’s second round of elections. The only question was how far right it would go. Last week’s first round of elections suggested it would turn very far right as Marine Le Pen’s Front National won resoundingly. But, as today’s election results started to come in, it appeared that Le Pen’s party was being shutout in favor of the more centrist – though still right-wing – The Republicans party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Apparently, many Socialist Party supporters of current President François Hollande voted tactically for The Republicans much like many liberal and progressive Canadians did recently in ousting conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.