Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Sarkozy wins UMP nomination
Like all news organizations this blog is going to call elections as soon as possible. Since Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy is the only candidate on the UMP ballot, I assume that that would mean he needs only a single vote to win, so although there is still a week or so left of voting, I feel pretty secure in awarding the victory to him.
Update: According to one reader, UMP party members actually have 2 choices, Sarkozy or "white" (aka nobody). If this were the case, it might be theoretically possible for Sarkozy to lose against nobody, forcing a new primary. I sincerely hope that this doesn't give Chirac any new ideas.
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