by Jerome a Paris
Sun Oct 9th, 2011 at 09:26:56 AM EST
Just said goodbye to the last remaining ETers in Paris (there were about 12 of us yesterday, plus a number of kids - I presume photos will be posted when people get back home), and went to vote in the French socialist primary. Newspapers already note that more than a million people people participated as of the early afternoon, so overall participation could be several million in the end. In my (very right wing) area, there were 10-15mn lines to vote and the organisers told me it had been like this all morning, so this would tend to support the notion of a pretty high participation rate, which will give good legitimacy to the whole thing.
Update: I've posted a story on the primary vote over at the Orange place