Sunday, April 22, 2012

French elections, 1st round


Do you remember this post? Well, 5 years have passed and it's time to vote again... The French elections take place in two rounds, today (Sunday) is the 1st round and we have to chose between 10 candidates! According to polls the winners of this first round will be François Hollande (left) and Nicolas Sarkozy (right). Nothing very surprising... And you, if you were to vote for the French elections, who would you vote for (I only kept the 5 main candidates!).

21 comments:

  1. I suspected this was the same spot as a photo you took long ago featuring some lovely street art. So, I checked under graffiti and found it! It was December 11, 2008! Cool to compare the images. Cool to see this election photo, too. I wish our campaign period was as short as yours!

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  2. PS - Looking at all your great graffiti photos, you could do a wonderful grafitti calendar (or food, architecture, statuary, etc).

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  3. Good luck to you. I hope the vicious racists don't take over your elections.

    (Eric and PHX: I flew to Sacramento, California, for some classes on federal and California environmental law. Also linked up with some old friends.)

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  4. I don't know anything about French politics, but I'm interested to hear what people have to say. Although I dislike politics, to say the least.

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  5. These metal racks are the only places you will see the advertising for elections. In fact, they are the only places electoral ads are allowed. They are clustered all around the city. If you want to see grafitti, you can IMAGINE what have been done to the posters. Eyes have been gouged out, clown eyes pasted on others, as well as red noses. I think it depends on the area where you live as to who gets the brunt of the graffiti. For example,. Our Michael told me they leave Sarcozy 's poster alone in his district.
    All in all, I feel these few weeks of campaigning are so civilized compared to our years worth of campaigning. What a waste of money in the US.
    Read the NY times why this election matters to us.

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  6. Sarkowsy without any doubt. He's the first President who is bold enough to step outside the square. Chiraq and a few before him have not brought France to the world, nor the world to France in my opinion. As a well-travelled Australian over many years, I'm pleased to see Sarko shaking hands with the Chinese and all the rest.

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  7. Yesterday I was listening to a two hours long talkshow in the radio about French politics and the election.It was very interesting. I'm for Hollande !

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  8. Thank you for that poll, it is interesting to see how your readers vote.

    I think it more important that the President take his people with him than take his country to the world. One thing comes before the other. They are both admirable, but he has to govern for his people first. And not just his rich investment bankers or the movers and shakers. He must govern for the everyman!

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  9. Not my district PHX but in the 16th.

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  10. I know , Michael,, but realized how it read hrs later
    It should have read . They leave Sarkozy's poster alone in Sarky's district. Sorry!!!

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  11. I know , Michael,, but realized how it read hrs later
    It should have read . They leave Sarkozy's poster alone in Sarky's district. Sorry!!!

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  12. I read that NYT article yesterday PhX. It was really interesting.

    Since I don't live in France :( and don't have to live with the consequences, I will cast my Poll To Go vote for Sarko purely based on his entertainment value. Swearing at voters! Carla! Elevator shoes!

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  13. I just read that there has been an 80% voter turn-out! Impressive!

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  14. Hollande! I like the way the French do their elections! It seems here in the US by the time it takes the party who is out of favor to finish with their primary and come up with their candidate to the time when we have the actual election for both parties takes way to long!

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  15. Not very adept in French politics, but it seems to me a move to the left is a move toward Greece. Liberty for all French people!

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  16. A vote for Hollande will be a vote for the return to the "Austerity" of the Mitterrand years, which will probably happen anyway since after the French and American elections we will probably have another Global Economic Holocaust[much worse than 2008]since France needs to borrow USD 300 Billion by the end of the year and the US Debt is soon to reach 100% of the GDP. My prediction is that Sarko will win in the final round and electing the inexperienced Hollande will be a mistake for France...but hey, what do I know??...I'm just a flaneur!! ;)

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  17. My vote went to Sarkozy. (What can I say?—Curiously, his wife and I have an old friend in common.) It will be very interesting to see what happens!

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  18. FYI, you may have seen the results already, the "winners" are François Hollande (28.5%), Nicolas Sarkozy (27%), followed by Marine Le Pen (18%), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (11.1%) and François Bayrou (9.1%) and 5 "small" candidates.

    Only François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy will run for the second round.

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  19. Interesting results compared to your polltogo voting results:

    39% - Nicolas Sarkozy (Right)
    37% - François Hollande (Left)
    10% - François Bayrou (Center)
    9% - Jean-Luc Mélenchon (extreme Left)
    4% - Marine Le Pen (extreme right)

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  20. Yes, the comparison of the PDP polling and the national polling is illuminating. The National Front figure is heart-stopping. Nathalie from Avignon is reporting the surge of blue as well ...

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