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France's Sarkozy, Hollande Face Off Week Before Vote
Reuters ^

Posted on 04/15/2012 7:45:08 AM PDT by nuconvert

French presidential rivals Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande stage competing rallies in Paris on Sunday in a last-ditch bid for votes a week before elections that could propel the left into power after 17 years of conservative leaders.

A rash of opinion polls suggests conservative incumbent Sarkozy's re-election hopes may be crumbling as a recent spurt in support evaporates. Latest voter surveys show Hollande regaining momentum for the first round and winning a May 6 runoff by between 9 and 14 percentage points.

The open-air contest, a week before the first of two election rounds on April 22, comes as Sarkozy is struggling to overcome a tide of resentment over the sickly economy as well as a deep dislike among many voters of a presidential style some see as arrogant

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: france; hollande; sarkozy
Just when we thought the French were finally coming to their senses, they seem to be favoring a return to their socialist past.

What a terrible mistake for France if they don't re-elect Sarkozy and elect Hollande instead.

1 posted on 04/15/2012 7:45:10 AM PDT by nuconvert
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It is cold here today in Paris and we did not make Sarkozy’s speech as we were at Versailles. Considering the chill and the Paris marathon this AM I hope he did draw a large crowd. The Paris people are friendly and good people and do have a strong conservative strain in them. Let’s hope as you said they don’t take a turn hard left. 17 years? That’s a joke. In my opinion Sarkozy was their first conservative in a long time.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 8:14:54 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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I think Sarkozy has done a very good job.
They’ll be sorry if they don’t re-elect him.

btw - have a nice time there


3 posted on 04/15/2012 8:17:14 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Yes. I agree! Was thinking the same.

Thanks for the well wishes. :) It's a wonderful city!

4 posted on 04/15/2012 9:15:45 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet

Conservative is a relative term.....even the most conservative politicians in France are pretty much to the left of our Democratic Party.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 9:17:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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6 posted on 04/15/2012 10:23:55 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: nuconvert

We’re going to have a European election this fall—a socialist (probably actually worse than a socialist) against a “conservative” like Mitt Romney, while actual conservatives get a tiny minority of the votes.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT by WPaCon
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