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it is contradictory with the elections results: if leftwing voters had been so demoralised and angered, they would either have voted for the far-left or abstained.

He explains this very point elsewhere in his article

The answer lies in the tragic errors of the left. The far left, a force to be reckoned with in France, was unable to unite and present a single candidate. No fewer than three Trotskyist candidates, a Communist and the altermondialiste José Bové were competing for the votes of the same constituency. Their disunity rendered their campaign inaudible

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Apr 24th, 2007 at 11:24:39 AM EST
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