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Oh yeah, I forgot. Bayrou.

He's polling, what, 8%?

Not quite what Arlette & friends on the other side of the left and center, but who knows, maybe the tendance will change.

Third-way - has a bad name, in France at any rate. That is, among the mainstream.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:12:27 AM EST
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No, I mean the largest group of MEPs in the European Parliament is not post-national and not post-religious.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:17:51 AM EST
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My mistake. Was refering to oldfrog's reference to Bayrou and the UDF as being more along the lines of christian democrat. They are not in that eu parliamentary grouping, though, the UMP is, which quite frankly would have to be seen as a marriage of convenience given that UMP and christianism have relatively little, if anything, to do with each other. Have to say, though to a lesser extent, same about Forza Italia - there are Christians in the party, but certainly it is not a christian-oriented party.

CD is a heritage, that grouping also includes purely conservative (and secular) parties, like the UMP.


The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 02:20:46 PM EST
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