Once again, in yet another nation, we see that so-called "democracy" is a cynically-used facade, used by the 1% to mask the terrifying reality of oligarchy and corporatocracy (that is, modern fascism or totalitarianism).
Hollande calls himself and his political party "Socialist" -- yet he acts like an authoritarian, using un-democratic methods to pass a law that is opposed by the people and that over-rules repeated, massive protests by workers. (Socialist? "What's in a name?" A Hollande "Socialist" is just a disguise for neo-liberal and neo-conservative sell-outs to corporate power! )
Similarly, Obama calls himself a "progressive" and talks with "liberal" rhetoric -- but he has done nothing to help organized labor unions and workers, did nothing to help labor protestors in Wisconsin against Gov. Walker, and he broke his presidential campaign promise to labor to pass the Card Act to help workers unionize, he visited Caterpillar Corporation (which fired union workers and hired scabs!), he visited anti-union Walmart -- and he is trying to pass TPP and TTIP into law via un-democratic methods (Total Secrecy, Fast Track, Lame Duck Session, etc.), which will severely harm workers, consumers, citizens, the environment, and the world!!!
Similarly, consider how the European Union talks about "democracy" yet ignores massive popular protests against austerity policies that harm the 99% majority in order to benefit the 1% banks and super-rich.
Words like "democracy," "liberal," "progressive," and "socialist" are being misused by neo-liberals and neo-conservatives to deceive and manipulate the common people majority!
So watch what the ruling-class and their political puppets DO -- and don't be fooled by what they SAY!