Thursday, December 28, 2006

Bayrou campaigns in Indian Ocean

UDF candidate Francois Bayrou is likely enjoying better whether than continental France. Today he arrived at La Réunion, a small French island off the coast of Madagascar, where he will be campaigning for the next three days. La Réunion is one of the 26 regions of France, and despite its rather isolated location, is home to 775,000 people. Bayrou may have more favorable weather down there, but the campaigning should prove more difficult. Despite receiving 6.84% of the overall vote in the 2002 presidential election, he won only 2.43% of La Réunion. But if Bayrou still wishes to upset the Sego/Sarko second round, he should not yet despair. Last election Jean-Marie Le Pen slipped into the second round with almost 17% of the vote, but he won a measley 3.81% of La Réunion.

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