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Voting underway in French elections


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Segolene Royal and Nicholas Sarkozy

Voting is (sort of) underway in the French Presidential elections. Nicholas Sarkozy is, of course, taking on Segolene Royal to become President of France.

Most of the world seem to think that Royal is the better candidate, and hence, most likely, the French will vote for Sarkozy to piss everyone off. It seems to be what they do best. My trusted, reliable informant is predicting a Sarkozy win, and it does look like he’s ahead in the campaign. It’d be nice to see Royal win, though.

That’s about the limit of my knowledge on French Presidential politics. Rather pathetic, really. So, for better quality, more in-depth coverage, check out the Social Europe Blog. Going by that name, I’m guessing the coverage won’t be exactly unbiased, but since I’d prefer Royal, I might as well link to another blog that would, too.

This 1,122nd post was filed under: News and Comment, Politics.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Tony

by Tony

Comment posted at 14:56 on 6th May 2007.

I hope Sarkozy wins. I have to disagree that it would be nice if Royal wins. I am disgusted by her attempts to fan the flames of violence if Sarkozy wins.

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