vendredi 15 juin 2007

The French left tanks again


Last Sunday was election day for the assemblee nationale, and the runoff is this Sunday in the districts where the winners didn't get 50%. It looks like another big ol' swing to the right-- which is of course relative here in France, but still, the poor socialist party is in tatters.

Although it is a little tough to say the people have spoken: Sunday's vote was most notable because it had the lowest turnout on record since the creation of the 5th republic, in contrast to the presidential election, which had the highest turnout in decades.

1 commentaire:

Laurel a dit…

good lord, what is wrong with these folks. Perhaps the same thing that's wrong with the US when we "elected" our fearless leader. The world has gone mad I think.