It looks like there will be a run-off for French President between pro-American candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist candidate Segolene Royal.
Centre-right candidate Nicolas Sarkozy will face Socialist Segolene Royal in the run-off of France’s presidential election on 6 May.
With all the votes counted in Sunday’s first round, Mr Sarkozy had 31%. Ms Royal, bidding to be France’s first woman leader, got nearly 26%.
Centrist Francois Bayrou had 18%, and far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen almost 11%.
Voting throughout the day reached record numbers, with turnout put at 85% – the highest for nearly 50 years.
I’m glad the French remember what democracy is these days.
Mr Sarkozy is hated by the left as a reformer who many fear would change the French way of life by making the nation work harder and longer….
Oh, my! We can’t have that!
PS. BTW, just so no one accuses me of cutting out something that might damage or somehow mute the snarkiness value of this post, the rest of the post read:
…and by cutting back on its generous welfare state
Hey, I’m all for the French getting a taste of reality in our state of World War. Sarkozy Rocks!