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In France’s local elections, 50% of winners are guaranteed to be women by Meredith Bennett-Smith

You could be forgiven for thinking that the French never stop voting. And on Mar. 22 and 29, they will be at it again in departmental elections—local votes to elect local councils. 752 more words

TURN RIGHT

Well that was … predictable, all except for being late.

It seems in France the far left that for into power at the last election may be replaced by the far right? 457 more words

French Presidential Elections 2012

Nothing political, though I do have my views, but just to comment on the posters. What a change from the France of old! I remember that years ago when there were elections there were posters everywhere. 392 more words

Poitou Charentes Photos

A match made in heaven?

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy is not doing so well in in his bid for re-election.  In last week’s poll, Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande maintains a lead and seems likely to beat him in the run-off (for those of you who don’t know, France has 2 rounds to their election, scheduled for April 22 and May 6 this year). 132 more words

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