It’s as though The Good Old Days – and These You Have ‘Loved’ – had never been away Continue reading Plus ça change …
Macron has said he will be a President who ‘presides’, while allowing his Prime Minister and Ministers to govern. He uses the word jupitérien (as in Mount Olympus) to describe his role. Continue reading OFFICIAL: MACRON WON
‘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
Worryingly low turnout estimated by polling agency Continue reading DAY ZERO (part 4) – More abstention
Abstention + Spoilt ballots = Differential Abstention? Continue reading DAY ZERO (part 3) – Abstention, abstention everywhere
Fillonistes not voting in Républicain territory? Continue reading DAY ZERO (part 2) – Another straw in the wind?
At midday 28.23% had voted – only once since 1981 has turnout been lower at midday Continue reading DAY ZERO (Part 1) – Turnout lower
Not too long to wait now. Continue reading Day 1 – And in the end … it’s Day ZERO tomorrow
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