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Couple of glances at the part of France that I hold in my soul...

UMP won 71 Saone-et-Loire 1st on the secound round with 55% having taken 47% on the first round. I am glad though to see 'my own little corner' in Bourgvilain Commune voted the other way in both rounds. In fact the UMP vote in Bourgvilain stayed almost the same while the PS candidate seems to have pulled in votes from the Beyrou candidate as well as greens and diverse lefts. Does it look as if the FN vote stayed at home?

Meanwhile up in 71 Saone-et-Loire 4th (that includes the commune of Taize for those of you who know your interfaith history) the UMP led by 1022 votes on the first round  but ended up losing to the PS candidate by 994 on the second round. An exciting night. This could not have happened without pulling in some non-socialist votes. I suspect that this area will bear some detailed analysis on where the centre -leftish vote might go or re-establish itself as the Sarko experiment evolves.

by saugatojas on Mon Jun 18th, 2007 at 10:52:16 AM EST

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