The President ‘has to get some tangible results, particularly regarding jobs, for the French to regain confidence. His problem is it’ll take time, and people are impatient’. (Collomb, Le Monde)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. Last Sunday actually started rather well for President Macron. Continue reading The President ‘has to get some tangible results, particularly regarding jobs, for the French to regain confidence. His problem is it’ll take time, and people are impatient’. (Collomb, Le Monde)

Day 29 – 3 became 5 became 2 … and NOW it’s only going and becoming 4

The numbers game An utterly confused and confusing Presidential Election campaign. We began with Fillon-Le Pen-Macron, transmuted into Fillon-Le Pen-Macron-Hamon-Melenchon, followed by a long series of stone bonker certain Le Pen-Macron. Finally, we may well be going to have Le Pen-Macron-Fillon-Melenchon. Those four are consistently getting over 82% of voters’ intentions in polls. During the Vth Republic (58 years and 10 Presidential Elections) there have … Continue reading Day 29 – 3 became 5 became 2 … and NOW it’s only going and becoming 4

Day 100 – Socialist Party Primary

Tomorrow evening soon after 8pm (France always votes on a Sunday) we will know the name of probably the last ‘major’ candidate for the French Presidential Election, following the 2nd round of the Socialist Party Primary. For Presidential Elections – as well as the Primaries of Parties choosing their candidates this way – the top 2 candidates in the 1st round of voting go through to a run-off. … Continue reading Day 100 – Socialist Party Primary