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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Richard said...

Erm, wrong!

If the news on France 2 this evening was to be believed; you can "vote white".

Therefore, in theory if enough people (50%?) vote without clicking on Sarko's name then they'd have to run a second vote!

Strange but true!

Boz said...

Thanks for the info! I'll update the post.