February 28, 2007

PICK YOUR POISON:

French left fears repeat of 2002 fiasco as Bayrou support grows (John Lichfield, 28 February 2007, Independent)

The centrist candidate François Bayrou is within striking distance of an upset victory over the Socialist hopeful Ségolène Royal in the first round of the French presidential elections, according to an opinion poll published yesterday.

However, the surge of support for M. Bayrou is unusually "soft", according to pollsters. The French electorate is always difficult to poll and seems to be in an especially skittish mood this year. Other recent polls have suggested that support for Mme Royal is strengthening.

With just under eight weeks to go before the first round of the election on 22 April, more than half of the voters have still to choose a firm favourite. This is an unusually high figure, even for the notoriously volatile French electorate.


At the end of the day, they're still French.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 28, 2007 8:40 AM
Comments

Has the walkin' around money been disbursed yet?

Or do they give out something more with more flavor, like Camambert?

Posted by: ratbert at February 28, 2007 10:48 AM

At the end of the day, maybe Chirac will finally end up in prison.

Posted by: ken at February 28, 2007 3:22 PM
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