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Did Bayrou win his seat in the first round, or is he running today as well?

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 07:26:35 AM EST
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No he didn't win but there won't be a triangulaire PS-MoDem-UMP since the UMP candidate decided not to run for second round so he's currently facing the PS candidate:


For some fun about it "political murdering by sweetness" on Diner's room blog:


De l'assassinat politique par la douceur

C'est un assassinat subtil et doux, long comme un empoisonnement de cinq ans.

C'est artistique et délicat ; c'est italien.

Par la voix bonhomme de Jean-Claude Gaudin, l'UMP a engagé hier son candidat à se désister dans la circonscription guignée par François Bayrou.

    - C'est un geste que l'UMP souhaite faire à l'égard de François Bayrou

Comme d'offrir un baba au rhum à un diabétique.

Dans la deuxième circonscription des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, le candidat du MoDem a obtenu 37,25 % des voix. Pour le Parti socialiste, Marie-Pierre Cabanne recueille 23,32 % des suffrages et Jean-Pierre Marine, de l'UMP, 25,92 %.

Les trois candidats sont en mesure de se maintenir au second tour, mais en ce cas, François Bayrou vaincrait. Seule une alliance entre l'UMP et la Parti socialiste conduirait à sa défaite.

by Laurent GUERBY on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 07:39:30 AM EST
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He was largely ahead on the first round, with both the UMP and PS candidates also qualifying for the second round.

Then the UMP candidate was ordered by Sarkozy to withdraw from the second round.

Bayrou's election is very safe.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 07:40:27 AM EST
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Then the UMP candidate was ordered by Sarkozy to withdraw from the second round.


by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 07:46:41 AM EST
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when it really costs him nothing and , in fact, he could not prevent a Bayrou victory. So he's trying to taint Bayrou's (local) victory and claim a piece of it.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 08:05:18 AM EST
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I read some speculation that there could be a surprise PS win in a 2-way right/left runoff in that circumpscription . I didn't look into it but I presumed Sarkozy was making a "bold" move to rub Bayrou into the dirt. He'd definitely sacrifice a seat to humiliate a rival.
by desmoulins (gsb6@lycos.com) on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 02:27:34 PM EST
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Objectively, he's forcing Bayrou to accept UMP support.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 03:14:48 PM EST
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