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From the point of view of mandate, might it be better if Bayrou beats Sarkozy with the left's votes than if Bayrou beats Royal with the right's votes?

As has been pointed out, Bayrou is the only clearly pro-EU candidate. Though his party (UDF) is a satellite of the UMP and he is a Christian Democrat, the UDF is not with the European Christian Democrats and the UMP in the EPP-ED parliamentary group, but is instead the promoter of the small "European Democratic Party", which group other small, centre-right, christian democrat parties (such as the Basque Nationalist Party - that the PP did its best to keep out of the EPP) and includes Prodi's Margherita.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Feb 21st, 2007 at 05:15:02 PM EST
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