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  • In 2002, the far-left was not united: there were as many candidates of the far-left and, together, they made 19,06% of the votes (and you can add 5,33% for Chevènement). So the lack of unity doesn't explain the poor performance.
  • This remarkable performance was achieved by attracting voters who would have voted for Jospin (he obtained only 16,18% of the votes)
  • Abstention was much higher

So, his reasoning applies very well to the 2002 election, but not to the 2007 one!

And he doesn't explain why the far-left can't unite!

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Tue Apr 24th, 2007 at 11:50:39 AM EST
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