The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
It seems like Marine LePen is having trouble gathering the 500 signatures of mayors in order to be able to run as a presidential candidate as she was requesting that they be able to remain anonymous.
In the Le Monde article on this topic, Guéant also broaches this subject and doesn't seem very sympathetic to her cause.
With LePen's 20% of the vote, Sarkozy could upset the Socialists and win the election.
The real victim if Le Pen drops out is Bayrou, who becomes irrelevant.
The attempted lockdown of right-wing mayors by the UMP is exceedingly undemocratic. Most village-level mayors are conservative but not aligned with a political party, so the only way to discipline them is to threaten the commune's funding.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
by afew - Mar 7 32 comments
by DoDo - Mar 1 13 comments
by epochepoque - Mar 7 1 comment
by maracatu - Feb 25 13 comments
by marco - Mar 3 43 comments
by Cyrille - Mar 8 1 comment
by Oui - Mar 5 60 comments
by Metatone - Feb 28 7 comments
by Cyrille - Mar 81 comment
by epochepoque - Mar 71 comment
by afew - Mar 732 comments
by Oui - Mar 560 comments
by Oui - Mar 413 comments
by marco - Mar 343 comments
by vbo - Mar 123 comments
by Oui - Mar 11 comment
by Oui - Mar 13 comments
by DoDo - Mar 113 comments
by Metatone - Feb 287 comments
by vbo - Feb 27110 comments
by gmoke - Feb 263 comments
by vbo - Feb 25102 comments
by maracatu - Feb 2513 comments
by Oui - Feb 2430 comments
by Oui - Feb 2214 comments
by Oui - Feb 211 comment
by Katrin - Feb 2013 comments
by Democrats Ramshield - Feb 202 comments