Sunday, April 22, 2007
France's Presidential Elections
The 1st round of the presidential elections is over. It certainly has been one of the most exciting elections since 1965 when the Suffrage Universel was established. It also got the highest participation rate (over 84%). Nicolas Sarkozy and Ségolène Royal made the cut among 12 candidates. It is time to end the small party tradition. Bové (l'altermondialiste), the man who blows up Mc Donald's and who will be going to jail soon, Laguillier who has been running for decades for the commnunist party and hasn't made it above the 6% once, Le Pen whose racist ideologies scared us in 2002, need to go and they will. We are in 2007! I still think that having more than 2 candidates is an interesting concept but let's limit it to 5 max! Sarkozy received over 31% and Royal over 25%. France will have a new president on May 6th at 12 noon (MST). After 12 years of Chiracist leadership, we are ready for a change. Hopefully a good one! Allez Sarko!
PS: Meredith thinks that Royal won't win until she gets bangs. Let's just say that she just won't win period and that "Ensemble, tout devient possible" (sarkozy.fr)
Posted by Baptiste at 10:29 PM