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But the "extreme centre" got 3 million more votes in the US. They may not have been particularly enthusiastic votes (mine certainly wasn't) but they still voted.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Apr 10th, 2017 at 06:11:08 PM EST
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Same in The Netherlands, to a certain extent. Continentals do not always favor the extremes...
by Bernard on Mon Apr 10th, 2017 at 06:15:02 PM EST
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That was in what was effectively a two horse run off election. No one is denying that Macron would win in the second round if he gets there.  The problem is will he make the top two if voters still have 10 other candidates to choose from, and specifically if Le Pen, Fillon and Melenchon are all better at mobilising their core support. Macron doesn't appear to have much of a "core" either in organisational, sociological or ideological terms...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Apr 10th, 2017 at 06:27:34 PM EST
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