Skip to comments.Polls: Sarkozy Elected French President
Posted on 05/06/2007 11:18:57 AM PDT by Islander7
PARIS (AP) - French voters chose Nicolas Sarkozy as their new president on Sunday, giving the conservative a comfortable margin for victory and a mandate for change, result projections from four polling agencies showed. His Socialist opponent conceded minutes after polls closed.
The agencies said the conservative won 53 percent of the vote amid massive turnout, dashing Socialist Segolene Royal's hopes of being elected France's first woman president. The projections were based on vote counts from representative samples of hundreds of polling stations across the country.
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Sarkozy, a Catholic, has caused controversy because of his views on the relationship between religion and state. In 2004, he published a book called La République, les religions, l'espérance (The Republic, Religions, and Hope), in which he argued that the young should not be brought up solely on secular or republican values. He also advocated reducing the separation of church and state, including the government subsidy of mosques in order to encourage Islamic integration into French society. He flatly opposes financing of religious institutions with funds from outside France. There has also been controversy over his attitude to the Church of Scientology which has itself been the subject of significant controversy in France after meeting with Tom Cruise.
That’s exactly my thought today. And I can add French cheese to the Danish cheese I’m serving my guests at a dinner I’m hosting!
This is from “news” outlet called Reuters reacting (should I say mourning) to the French election results: “opinion polls regularly suggested voters preferred Royal”.
Hey guys at Reuters and “news” outlets elsewhere: faking polls is not always enough, you know...
Me too! I haven’t bought a French wine since the Iraq war started. Maybe I’ll head over to my favorite local wine store and buy a nice bordeaux to celebrate!!
Mon dieu! Aujourd’hui on boit le vin francais!! Vive la France! Vive Les Etats Unis! Vive le retour d’une vraie amitie entre les deux!
“French fries redux! Viva Le France!”
That’s just a pure lie. Royal NEVER lead in ANY poll between the first and second rounds.
The riots will start in the night. In July 2005, tens of thousands of cars were torched in a few weeks, but only during the nights.
Well, not much, but at least he beat the Hitlery clone.
(Loses sumptin' in the translation)
Hot Damn! No more cheese eating surrender monkeys?
Sarkozy sweeps to French presidential victory
Just what will result from this Victory
is still to be determined. On the surface,
it sounds good. OTOH, this could have an
Hmm, he’d have my vote if I was French.
Yes this is great. I’d vote for him too. I was on business in Canada last week and was dealing with a French firm. They said he was going to win going away.
It takes a Hungarian to lead the French.