Elections? What elections? Continue reading King of the Gods? King of the French?
In the juridico-political jungle biggish beasts are being stirred (and possibly shaken). Continue reading Have still more of them been ‘at it’?
‘RESULT’ (at the time of writing) Macron 20.5 million Le Pen 10.7 million Spoilt votes 4.2 million Abstainers 12 million [for the 1st time since 1969 more voted in Round 1 than 2] War breaks out in the Front National (as predicted by your humble scrivener) We learnt tonight that the Front National are somewhat particular about which journalists they want to share their evening … Continue reading DAY ZERO (part 5) – I got rather tense in those final ten seconds leading up to 20:00
Macron seems to be at 63% … and climbing. Continue reading Day 2 – 5,000 voters of Saint Pierre and Miquelon vote from 12:00 CET Saturday.
Here in full technicolour (and in French) are the NINETEEN untruths Le Pen told last night – didn’t do Trump any harm. Continue reading Day 3 – Memo to Self: Must try to understand how President, Government and Parliament interact when there’s no majority for the President’s Party
If this doesn’t cause Le Pen to drop several points below 40% it either proves that no-one really watched the Debate, or French voters don’t give a damn. Continue reading Day 4 – Debates never change anything … EXCEPT THIS TIME SURELY
‘We consider the idea that the Front National candidate could get 40% both intolerable and unacceptable’ (Forum Républicain Contre l’Abstention) Continue reading Day 4 – Just before the Debate
‘Emanuel wanted to save Greece’ (Yanis Varoufakis) Continue reading Day 5 – Pre-Debate Jitters: so much hangs on this
The Front National is the party of anti-France (Macron) Continue reading Day 6 – May Day: Fête du Travail
‘30% of all voters want Le Pen to win and 17% don’t care about the result’ (BVA 26-28 April). ‘Actually, only 47% of potential electors have definitely chosen to vote for Macron with 33% for Le Pen … the others are still hesitating between the two or a blank ballot paper … the gap can still considerably narrow’ (Odoxa 26-27 April) Continue reading Day 8 – It (definitely) ain’t over. The gap is narrowing.