Within a very few days French politics will be profoundly different. And then comes the difficult bit.

Random numbers 1 – just one triangulaire with 3 candidates in Sunday’s run-off election (34 in 2012) 2 – every 2nd voter … didn’t vote. Since 2002 – and the creation of the 5 year Presidency with Legislative Elections straight after the Presidential – the abstention level has accelerated:  2002 36%; 2007 40%; 2012 43%; 2017 51.3% 3 – an element tarnishing Macron’s horizon is that … Continue reading Within a very few days French politics will be profoundly different. And then comes the difficult bit.

Day 8 – It (definitely) ain’t over. The gap is narrowing.

‘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.