Sunday, April 22, 2007

Election over...at least for now


There's not too much news news now that official tallies are being released and all candidates have reacted in some form or another to today's outcome. TF1 anchor Patrick Poivre d'Arvor has announced that Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal will debate face to face on May 2, the Wednesday before the May 6 vote.

Already a number of new polls have been released predicting the results of the second round. IFOP, CSA, and Ipsos all show Sarkozy winning by 7%-8%, although these numbers will only fluctuate in the coming days.

If you live in France you can find out the election results in your area at LeFigaro.com, where they have a "Le résultat de votre ville" search. Anyone can also follow the links on the righthand side of the page to Royal's and Sarkozy's websites, which each prominently feature their respective candidate's speech from earlier tonight.

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3 comments:

rcb said...

In your box - "First round results" is this entry

Abstention 15.4%

Is that the percentage of folks who could have voted but didn't? Or is this a vote for "none of the above?"

thanks,
Rob

hyldess said...

That's the percentage who didn't vote

Boz said...

Yeah, turnout was just above 84%, so 84.6+15.4=100%

Boz