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What, then, is the centre point of French Politics? I don't find it so far-fetched that Bayrou might be closer to that centre than Ségo or Sarko. Just because the UDF is small doesn't mean it cannot be in the centre.

Regarding the parliamentary majority, clearly if Bayrou won the presidency the UDF would capture a lot more of the vote in the parliamentary elections. If that, as you imply, would not be enough to win, which of PS (under DSK?) or the UMP (under Sarko?) would be the largest party, and could you have a Government with the President's party as junior partner of the Prime Minister's? Also, would the party of the presidential runner-up do better or worse than the one that didn't make it past the first round?

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

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 04:53:50 AM EST
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