Skip to comments.France's Sarkozy, Hollande Face Off Week Before Vote
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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What a terrible mistake for France if they don't re-elect Sarkozy and elect Hollande instead.
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.
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
Thanks for the well wishes. :) It's a wonderful city!
Conservative is a relative term.....even the most conservative politicians in France are pretty much to the left of our Democratic Party.
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.