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Does anyone know what % of the 65+ vote Chirac go in his first Presidential election?

A 75-25% split on an age demographic seems preposterous on its surface. It seems far to wide a margin when in most elections age demographics are a landslide at 55-45.

by An American in London on Sun Apr 29th, 2007 at 01:19:19 PM EST
I just looked at that last night--it was 31%.  
Chirac won the votes of 31 percent of those over 65, but just 16 percent of those under 25. The last figure shows sharp disillusionment among young people with the corrupt and reactionary president. Seven years ago Chirac was able to win 29 percent of young voters.

But since that was a first round vote, and also with the complicating Le Pen factor of that election, one needs to analyze that further to translate it into an implication for the upcoming second round--I think they do anyway.  For example, Le Pen got 19% of that age group.  This would be an interesting area, maybe, to dig into.  But at first glance I don't think it's positive for Royal--particularly since I would imagine this 65+ group will have an above average turnout, which in France may need to be 90+% in this coming election.

by wchurchill on Sun Apr 29th, 2007 at 02:45:08 PM EST
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