Sunday, March 21, 2010

Left defeats Sarkozy’s conservatives

"President Nicolas Sarkozy's party took a severe drubbing from French voters Sunday in nationwide regional elections that were his last big national test before he seeks re-election in 2012.

As polling stations closed, initial estimates gave Socialist-led opposition electoral alliances some 54 percent of the vote, Sarkozy's right-wing UMP 36 percent and the far-right National Front just under nine percent."
If confirmed, the estimates -- based on samples of cast ballots by polling agencies -- leave Sarkozy's supporters in control of only one of France's 22 mainland regions, their right-wing stronghold of Alsace.
Looks like a beating.. My impression is that Sarkosky and his cronies got up so many peoples' noses...(Not a profound analysis, I know, but it wasn't meant to be, I'm busy eating a sandwich)

1 comment:

  1. France falls out of love with President Sarkozy

    When he was elected two-and-a-half years ago, President Sarkozy made certain vows to his electorate.
    He promised ordinary French people they would become richer and that their country would become more competitive.
    But with unemployment now standing at more than 10%, its highest level in a decade, and with France's bank books showing screaming red deficits, many here feel those bold promises were little more than whispered sweet nothings.
    That sense of betrayal can be seen clearly in the popularity polls.
    The French leader has sunk to his lowest rating yet, 36%.
    <img></img> <img></img> And it's not as if the French have even fallen for someone else <img></img>

    And the stinging defeat his governing right wing UMP party suffered in the first round of the regional elections on Sunday - largely because so few people bothered to vote - would seem to suggest that President Sarkozy has now been well and truly dumped by a significant number of his supporters.