Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy Earth Day...and Election Day too

Welcome to today's game. Polling stations opened in France at 8:00am local time (2:00am EST) and are to remain open until either 6:00pm or 8:00pm depending on location. The first real event of the day came at 10:55, when Nicolas Sarkozy, accompanied by his wife Cecilia and two daughters, came to vote at the Edith-Gorce-Franklin School in Neuilly-sur-Seine, the same town Sarkozy where Sarkozy was elected mayor at age 22.

The other big news so far is voter turnout. As of noon today (30 min ago) participation was 31.21%, this is a large increase over 2002, when the same time produced only 21.4% turnout.

Anyway, not much to report now, but stay tuned for more.

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