As the campaign for the second round of voting finished its first day, everyone is either asking for votes or recommending who to vote for.
As reported earlier, Venezuelan President sent his best wishes to Segolene Royal, although he admitted to not knowing her. Later in the day, former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, another pristine example of democracy, announced his support for Nicolas Sarkozy.
(We) will see two conceptions of politics and economics clash, and naturally we are supporters of Sarkozy."
This was quickly denounced by Royal, who said she wanted no part of Berlusconi's Europe. Combined with Spanish PM Zapatero's endorsement of Royal on the eve of the election, there seems to be a competition among foreign leaders to see who can most interfere with France's domestic affairs.
Today the Judas of this campaign, former Socialist Economic Secretary Eric Besson, who resigned during Royal's campaign and proceeded to write a damaging book about her, declared his support for Sarkozy in front of almost 10,000 UMP supporters.
"I am a man of the left who will support and vote for a man who asserts himself of the right.
I am a progressive convinced that, for this election, it is a republican of the right who carries best the values in which I believe."
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