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.


cyprien rose said...

TV Debate Bayrou / Royal is canceled by Canal+ because of stricts law from audiovisual superior council.

Royal still want to debate with Bayrou

more to come soon ?

cyprien rose said...

Royal-centrist TV debate falls foul of airtime rules

Boz said...

Thanks for the info!