les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Le FNPS

French presidential elections take place in two rounds - deux tours.

In the first round all the candidates are put forward and if anyone gets over 50% of the vote, then he elected.

However it is quite common for nobody to have over 50%, in which case the two front runners of the first round go into the second round, and the winner of that round wins.

Nicolas Sarkozy, who I miss greatly, has befuddled the minds of many people by speaking of those who vote for the FNPS - the Front National Parti Socialiste.

He has since explained himself, saying that when people vote for the Front National in the first round and give that party a good percentage they provoke a backlash which results in people voting socialist in the second round.

I think he is probably right, though he's been perhaps just a bit too creative, cryptic even, in his description as FNPS

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