Could Bayrou win the presidential elections?

20th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 February 2007, A survey carried out by IFOP for Fiducial and LCI shows that the centrist candidate of the UDF (Union pour la Démocracie Française), François Bayrou, could win against both Segolene Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy if he were to make to the second round.

20 February 2007

A survey carried out by IFOP for Fiducial and LCI shows that the centrist candidate of the UDF (Union pour la Démocracie Française), François Bayrou, could win against both Segolene Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy if he were to make to the second round. 

Bayrou would get 52 percent of the votes against right-wing candidate Sarkozy and 54 percent against socialist candidate Royal.

But he would have to make it to the second round. According to the same survey, Bayrou would finish third in the first round with 16 percents of the votes while Royal would score 25.5 percent and Sarkozy 32 percent.

What's more, the IFOP survey shows that 83 percent of the French voters are favorable to a centrist government composed of politicians from divers political parties. François Bayrou says he wants to transcend the left-right divide, which he judges to be "prehistoric".

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Subject: French news

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