Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by mazzz, Apr 22, 2007.
Who would you vote for?
With great holding of the nose, Sarkozy, at least partially to try to convince the leftists of France that center-left policies are a better idea than left-wing ones.
sarkozy has some points but royal is a fox.
in the end of the day though, i'm american...so i can't really say i know enough about french politics.
i was actually hoping le pen would win, just for laughs.
I'm French and I don't vote in RL. I take this poll with a virtual angle, so I voted Royal here, just to express who I'd vote for if I were forced to vote for someone. Basically, anyone but Sarkozy.
Sarkozy! Seems like a good practical, conservative, and realistic politician.
I'm an outsider, but I would say Royal. I like her politics (as how I've seen them in my 5 minutes of looking)
I think Sarkozy is the better option, here. Someone who knows what's up.
BTW- Royal wants to raise the minimum wage to the equivalent of about 18$ an hour. MINIMUM WAGE! That's a bit extreme.
Note: She wants 2000 Euros per month. 24000 per year. That's about 30,000$ a year. They work 35 hour weeks and have 4 weeks of vacation. So that means about 18 dollars an hour.
She's either crazy or plain stupid. French economy can't afford that. Minimum wage is dangerous as it is, and this would probably lead to a collapse of the whole system.
Do you need someone to clean your office? Ah, you must pay him the minimum wage. Costs would skyrocket, as well as unemployment.
Royal is bad, Sarkozy is worse.
Guy who's been spending whole life getting ready for office = SHOULD NEVER BE GRANTED THAT OFFICE.
Sarkozy? That ain't a French name!
The likely winner of this one.
I'm assuming that everyone that voted for right-wing parties will vote for Sarkozy and everyone who voted left-wing will support royal.
Here I go:
Movement for France-2.24%
Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition Party- 1.15%
Revolutionary Communist League-4.11%
French Communist Party-1.94%
The deciding party is Bayrou's Centrist Union for French Democracy Party.
If I could vote I would vote for Royale but I would place my bets with Sarkozy...
There is that saying that you can't vote for Sarkozy because you know what he will do and you can't vote either for Royal because you don't know what she will do. (It went further and stated that you cannot vote for Bayrou because you know that he couldn't do what he wants to do).
So, that's my dilemma, I think in the end it will end in a Pro-or-Contra-Sarkozy-Plebiscite which will thus be won by Royal (who I would vote for, Sarkozy has just "spoken" (!!) too harshly).
Well from what I have heard and seen, I have little to no trust in miss (or mrs? that PACS stuf is so confusing) Royal, so were I french, I would vote for mr. Sarkozy.
didn't someone actually mention here that Le Pen focused on Sarkozy's Hungarian (?) heritage as a reason to not vote for him?
As it is now, I have no idea who I'd vote for since both of the choices seem far sub-optimal...pest or cholera
Let's kill prince William, he should never become a king!
Hummm, although I am going to vote for Royal, I like the idea that France is going to have a social-democratic woman (Royal is closer to the center than previous socialist candidate contrary to what you all think here ;-) ) OR a truly right wing guy (D'Estaing and Chirac weren't reallt right wing guys) as a President. I however think Sarkozy will win.
I don't pretend to be into French politics, but from what I've heard Sarko sounds like the better choice. The French economy needs a dose of liberalization, not more regulation.
Incidentally, at 79 Le Pen presumably just failed his final bid for the presidency. Is there a crown prince?
Nope, but a Crown Princess. His daughter Marine seems to be stepping into daddy's shoes. Fairly successfully so far too.
Sarko, he is the only one that can save the French economy. France is in big need of reforms and lower taxes.
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