Thursday, April 26, 2007
Sego-Franco Debate on
Socialist candidate Segolene Royal and former UDF candidate Francois Bayrou will finally be debating this Saturday at 11:00am in France (5:00am EST). According to Royal co-campaign director Jean-Louis Bianco, it will be broadcast on Canal+, d'i-Télévision, and France-Inter. This follows several days of public discussion back and forth, and last minute opposition from the regional press forum that Royal had first proposed.
The debate itself will be one hour long and moderated by two journalists. For Royal this is a success in itself, for she now has the upper hand in wooing Bayrou's centrist voters while sidelining Sarkozy completely. Bayrou is also gaining, staying in the limelight even though he is not endorsing any candidate.