Offbeat: village gets vote bang on, again

25th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 25, 2007 (AFP) - The French village of Donzy has done again what it has done in every presidential election since 1981 -- accurately reflect the nation's vote in the first round of the vote.

PARIS, April 25, 2007 (AFP) - The French village of Donzy has done again what it has done in every presidential election since 1981 -- accurately reflect the nation's vote in the first round of the vote.

On Sunday the Burgundy village of 1,700 people voted 29.7 percent for Nicolas Sarkozy; 24.3 percent for Segolene Royal; 18.9 percent for Francois Bayrou; and 11.7 percent for Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Given a few decimal points here or there, this was the same as the nationwide result.

There was even one vote for Gerard Schivardi, the candidate of the Trotskyite Workers' party who had 0.37 percent in the country as a whole.

"It must be something in the water," joked Frederic Coudray, 39, who produces foie gras at a Donzy farm.

"And if you want my prediction for the run-off between Sarkozy and Royal, I think we're going to vote straight down the middle. Wait and see -- it'll be exactly 50-50 on May 6," he said.


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