Sunday, 20 November 2016

Development in the next French presidential election

There has been a development in the next French presidential election, which is next year:

The Republican party of France held a primary, in which former President Nicholas Sarkozy was defeated, losing to Francois Fillon, a former prime minister. This makes the 2017 French presidential election the first since 2002 that Sarkozy has not been a main candidate. He was elected president in 2007 but defeated for re-election in 2012.

France is likely to have a right-wing president. The Socialists have suffered from poor poll ratings, so the incumbent president is unlikely to make it through the first of two main presidential elections: the primary and the second round. The second round is expected to be a contest between the right and the far-right.


  1. I see France wants to get in the race on how to f#@$ their country up too.

    1. Indeed. The choice is likely to be between "far-right lunatic" and "guy who wants to privatise stuff".