For all of you who flipped past the international news in the paper, or who changed the radio station when the news came on: it is official. Ségolène Royal, the Socialist candidate, will face Nicolas Sarkozy, the right-wing candidate, in the runoff, which is on May 6th, I believe. Although François Bayrou isn't exactly hurting either, because both sides will be courting him for his supporters; and whoever wins will probably need to collaborate with him to form the government. I am a little unclear on when the person takes over, but my French teacher says that once the final is over, all they do is form a new government, which can be done in a matter of weeks, and then they assume the office. It all seems pretty quick.
In other news, the newspaper said yesterday that this April was the hottest ever on record in Lyon, ever since they began keeping records in 1922. Whew! Hopefully this summer will not be too much of a roaster.