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Old 04-23-2007, 08:47 AM   #16
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As far as I can see in this, Royal needs a bit more substance to back up her style, while Sarkozy needs a bit more style to go with the substance. That seems to be what i'm picking up generally.
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i am amazed that voter turnout was greater than 80%.

democracy in action. go France.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:47 PM   #18
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If people want to look for a "last best chance for democracy" France is one place to consider.


When they have a new leader,
that leader will have been chosen by a "majority of the voters".

Their voting system is simple
and makes perfect sense.

Every one's vote has equal weight.
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"last best chance for democracy". yeeeeks.
I really don't know about that : Sarkozy will be france's next president... not really a great chance for democracy !... poor France!
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I accept that many will not like the winner.

But the election process is clear and fair.

The French people have every confidence that the winner did get a true "majority vote."

and that access to ballots,
were available to all that wanted to vote.

and the method of voting was uniform,
and the tally of votes is correct.



All of the above are not true in America.
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The great thing about the election is that there is a clear choice. If I had to close my eyes and pick this minute, I'd say Sarkozy. But Sego has a very smart adviser sleeping right next to her (or at least in the same house) and she may yet pull it out.
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The great thing about the election is that there is a clear choice. If I had to close my eyes and pick this minute, I'd say Sarkozy. But Sego has a very smart adviser sleeping right next to her (or at least in the same house) and she may yet pull it out.
Also, in France each vote has the same weight.

Does you vote in Michigan count?

Everyone that ever votes GOP in CA or NY never has their vote count.

And anyone in all the Red States that vote Democrat never have their vote count.

Sadly we are down to maybe 3 -7 states that could go either way.

In France each vote will count,
and no one will ever take office that has not received a majority vote.
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Sarkozy will be france's next president...
How can you be so positive about it?
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Who do you think the Centre party under Bayrou will back?

I've heard that the center tends to lean to the right when given a choice....but my knowledge of French politics is pretty weak.
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i am amazed that voter turnout was greater than 80%.

democracy in action. go France.
I think the turnout is because, people actually have a real choice, both candidates are very different, unlike say in the UK where the Conservatives and Labour are extremely similar these days.
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How can you be so positive about it?
I'm not positive, i'm realistic...
the odds are in his favor... and i can't imagine Bayrou asking his voters to choose Royal (which would be her only chance : it's mathematic...)
Thus i predict Sarkozy will be France's next president !!
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Who do you think the Centre party under Bayrou will back?

I've heard that the center tends to lean to the right when given a choice....but my knowledge of French politics is pretty weak.
Indeed, center in France IS right, at least until now it historically was, but now ?
Center since now was about 6/7% voters. On sunday there was 18.5 % of them... some are historical center and i think they will back up Sarkozy (around 1/3 of them), some are left-voters who thought Bayrou was the only one who could win against Sarkozy (or so the polls said) (around 1/3 of them also) who will back up Royal... the question is what about the last 1/3 who are they ? Some are righter voters who can't stand Sarkozy and who had an alternative staying with the right... some are ???
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Who do you think the Centre party under Bayrou will back?

I've heard that the center tends to lean to the right when given a choice....but my knowledge of French politics is pretty weak.
Bayrou will talk about it today. Given that that he is a center candidate, I'm pretty sure he won't ask his voters to back one of the two candidates.
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and i can't imagine Bayrou asking his voters to choose Royal (which would be her only chance : it's mathematic...)
As I've just said, I think Bayrou won't ask his voters to choose bewtween Sarko or Royal but according to the polls, there's a majority of his voters who will vote for Ségolène Royal.
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Anyway there's nothing we can do about taht, we'll just have to wait untill 6th may to know... may be i'll be prooved wrong... 10 days to go...
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