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Some French euro election odds and ends

Latest polling Outre Manche has Sarko's lot well ahead, at 26% to 20% for the Socialists. The Liberals add a further 13%, thus 59% of our Gallic chums support the mainstream parties. A further 26.5% favour the extreme left. Elsewhere, Libertas looks likely to reach the seat threshold at 4.5%. Libertas in France is the non de plume for an alliance of the Eurosceptic Mouvement pour la France, and the still utterly bizarre Huntin', Shootin' and Fishin' Party.

What is intriguing about this poll is that TNS asked 'Are you certain of your choice or might you change your opinion?' 82% of Gaullists claim certainty, as do 74% of Frontistes. However, the Greens and the new wave Trots have a very wobbly support base - 49% of NPA voters and 47% of Greens admit to the chance of changing their minds.

Elsewhere, French Armenians (which include in their number Charles Aznavour, Alain Prost, Sylvie Vartan and Yuri Djorkaeff, inter alia) are rather pre-occupied by party stances on Turkish membership of the EU, as 79% will choose a party based on that issue. I imagine they are not keen on Turkish membership, not that that is made explicit.

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Anonymous Eumenides said... 12:32 pm

The view of my Armenian friends seems to be that they are implacably opposed to Turkey per se, at least until the Armenian Genocide is officially acknowledged (rather than denied by the force of law and unofficial state-encouraged violence against anyone daring to discuss the issue honestly in Turkey).  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:37 pm

That's pretty well my position too.  



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