Also sprach Macron … und er sprach und sprach und sprach

Each interviewer, tieless, adopted a strictly non-hierarchical approach to the President. Never addressed as ‘Monsieur le President’ (except for the intro), he was but ‘Emmanuel Macron’. A fair bit of interviewing time was also spent on being oh-so-‘Anglo-Saxon’ by constantly interrupting the President and each other. Continue reading Also sprach Macron … und er sprach und sprach und sprach

Day 98 (pt 2) – Gallia sinistra est omnis divisa in partes tres

Over 2 million Socialist Primary voters turned out. They clearly gave it to Hamon by 59% to 41%. That 2 million may be slightly exaggerated: a Buzzfeed journalist voted 4 times. A cheap story for €4. At least this week, unlike last week’s shambolic 1st Round near-silence, the Socialist Party has today been able to publish a reasonably convincing report of votes actually cast in each … Continue reading Day 98 (pt 2) – Gallia sinistra est omnis divisa in partes tres

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