Monday, April 23, 2007

Elections in France

This weekend the French electorate held the first round of voting for the President. There were 12 candidates and Nicolas Sarkozy and Ségolène Royal won the top two spots. The second vote will take place on May 6th. (From the French Press Release)

If Ségolène Royal is elected she would be the first female President of France, she is already the first female to make it to the second round of the elections.

Want more details on the results? If you know French (or have a dictionary), check out the Minisère de l'Intérieur's site.

The Washington Post has set up a panel discussion on its site regarding this election. You can also check out their web page on the French elections for the latest headlines.

Finally, for those of you who want even more, check out the library's guide to France.

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