Sunday, June 10, 2007

Electoral Hangover

It looks like the stress of last month's presidential election took its toll on the French. According to Le Figaro, the level of abstention in the first-round Parliamentary elections is projected to set a record of 37%.

It's not like there's been a whole lot of suspense about the outcome. The Socialist Party is in disarray, most of Bayrou's centrist incumbents abandoned his new political party, and Sarkozy and his government have made a strong impression in their first few weeks in office.

The question has been how big a majority Sarkozy will have to work with. By the looks of things, the answer is a substantial one.

Posted by Judah in:  La France Politique   

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