Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sarkozy surged in Polls over Segolene's Manifesto

In the french presidential elections, the right wing leader Nicolas Sarkozy would beat, today in a simulated second round vote, socialist contender Segolene Royal, a few days after she unveiled her platform of policy to gain the upcoming ballot.

In a hurry to recover lost field and supports, Royal announced her "presidential pact" 11 Feb. in a sort of issues as she gives a bunch of progressive proposals very enthusiastic. As a matter of fact, people cheered loudly the raising of the minimum wage and small pensions, and the sharp turning to far-left policy. Though, Mrs Royal's would be disappointed because she lost 47 percent letting 53 percent for the winner Sarko, according to an Ipsos poll on 12 February for Paris-Match magazine. When 9-10 February, the former lead of Sarkozy was 54 to 46.

Patrick Artus, as the chief economist of Ixis CIB, based in Paris, said " There are some good measures like the idea of reserving some government contracts for small and medium sized companies,'' ... "But she (Segolene) also proposes unfeasible or dangerous measures and has many holes in her fiscal plans.'' As a matter of fact, it's a common idea in France, that traditional left-of-the-left policy would be easily generous when it means frankly said more increasing taxes and fees.

About a douzen of candidates run this race across the whole political ground towards the hot-bed of the first round. And, the incumbent Chirac will not stand again. The President of France is leaving this third term after his 40-years political brilliant career. The very outbreaking or breacking through candidate is François Bayrou the centre leader who reaches slowly but surely and point-by-point the upper hand polls. Recently, he overtook the far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.

It's a tough battle for political powerand leadership. As a late result, the famous editorialist of the greatest public and private medias network RTL and France Televison, Alain Duhamel has been banished from eyes of the cameras. Because he declared publicly, after a conference at Science-Po in Paris (the High-School of Politics) four monthes ago, he would vote for "Bayrou". The centrist leader who criticized the great medias and their two-headed policy exclusively devoted to Segolene and Sarkozy.

No margin of error was given to that poll for Paris-Match magazine, but an usually floating marge of 3 points, considering the size of 879 registered voters, said Ifop Agency.

Demian Wes

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