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Topic: French presidential election, 2007

  French polls fever fuels euro backlash - Boston.com
With elections looming, France is leading a backlash against Europe's eight-year-old monetary union and the hard currency that has crowned it since Jan. 1, 2002.
Taking their cue from the 2005 referendum in which French voters torpedoed the EU's draft constitution, French politicians of all stripes are now training their periscopes on the European Central Bank and its French president, Jean-Claude Trichet, in the final months before French presidential and legislative polls.
French President Jacques Chirac, who is thought unlikely to stand for re-election in April, took a swipe at the ECB last week, saying Europe needed a policy that worked not only to combat inflation but was also good for growth and employment.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2007/01/10/french_election_spurs_backlash_of_euro   (835 words)

 French State Wants To Silence 2007 Presidential Candidate Jacques Cheminade
Thus, while his presidential account itself was not seized—they couldn't do so since it is under the name of his financial association—the account which was to feed money into the Presidential campaign account, was shut down.
This is no reason for the French State to hound him, as it is notorious that at least two other candidates in the presidential election benefitted from the indulgence of M. Dumas, then president of the Constitutional Council, and of his colleagues.
[1] In the French presidential elections, as soon as the candidacy is accepted, the State advances the equivalent of formerly 1 million francs to each candidate, in order to start his campaign.
www.larouchepub.com /pr/2006/060807france_v_cheminade.html   (843 words)

 Where do I find French Presidential Election, 2007 information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ségolène Royal was numeroed uno by the French Socialist Party on November 17, 2006 to be the party's entrant for the election.
French presidential election, 2007 Confirmed non-candidacies Confirmed non-candidacies Christine Boutin announced that not be a entrant for the election pledged her footing for Nicolas Sarkozy (source: France 2 news, 2 December 2006).
Nevertheless, individual else election warfare for Chirac remote, due to a train of political secluded setbacks: an unpopular administration; the defeat of the affianced European Constitution, strongly timbered by Chirac, in a referendum; a TIA suffered in 2005; and, finally, the high-reaching lionization of Nicolas Sarkozy mid parcels of Chirac's custom party, the UMP.
en.eaa47.com /French_presidential_election,_2007   (1821 words)

 French presidential hopeful visits China - Boston.com
French presidential candidate Segolene Royal, hoping to burnish her foreign-policy credentials, opened a visit to China on Saturday by urging France to see China's rising economic power as an opportunity.
French presidential candidate Segolene Royal speaks to journalists at the Great Wall of China near Beijing Saturday, Jan 6, 2007.
Royal's recent foreign trips are seen as an effort to shore up her foreign policy credentials ahead of the French Presidential election later this year.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2007/01/06/french_presidential_hopeful_visits_china   (320 words)

 French Élection 2007
Almost at the same time teachers were quitting their classrooms, the International Herald Tribune highlighted the number of French intellectuals who are quitting Royal at this stage in the campaign.
A new poll taken at the end of January says that 55% of French voters don't even want Le Pen to gather the required 500 signatures of elected officials to be on the presidential ballot.
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin gave a long interview with the Financial Times last Friday, although it was just published today.
frenchelection2007.blogspot.com   (1702 words)

 French Presidential Election 20 April 2007 Thread
Ségolène Royal, the Socialist frontrunner for France's presidential election next year, has sent a shockwave through her party by proposing that teenagers who commit an offence should be sent to do military service.
The platform will form the basis of the Socialist campaign for the presidential elections and is expected to reiterate support for the controversial 35-hour week initiative, introduced by Lionel Jospin, Socialist prime minister in 2000.
He was also forced to call the party to order as the various presidential hopefuls manoeuvre for advantage in the run-up to the election.
www.uselectionatlas.org /FORUM/index.php?topic=25850.msg844271   (3057 words)

 Headlines in English - Election présidentielle 2007 - TNS Sofres
French population and the sponsorship of the presidential election candidates
Other lesson: the French estimate that Ségolène Royal is not concrete enough in her proposals (70%) and that she doesnt master enough the great subjects (62%).
On the other hand, they estimate she is listening the French (66%) and she is a gathering people person (61%).
2007.tns-sofres.com /english-version.php   (600 words)

 EURSOC: The Other Election
If you think that the US presidential election season starts early, spare a thought for the French, whose 2007 presidential campaign is already underway.
Lack of experience in elections need not be a handicap in French politics: The role of president is partly symbolic anyway, and a candidate who had been through the rough and tumble of local elections may not be seen as having the necessary aloofness to embody France.
Many French commentators claim that Chirac moved Sarkozy to the finance ministry in the hope that this impossible job would wreck Sarkozy's career.
www.eursoc.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/496/The_Other_Election.html   (1654 words)

 Presidential Campaign Heats Up In France - washingtonpost.com
VITROLLES, France, Sept. 29 -- Segolene Royal confirmed Friday that she wants to become the Socialist candidate in the 2007 French presidential election, officially entering a race against a string of party heavyweights.
Royal, 53, heads opinion polls of voters to lead the Socialist Party into the election, but it is up to its 200,000 members to select the candidate in November, with four or five candidates likely to compete for the nomination.
Some supporters of Jospin, a political veteran, believed he was the only person capable of halting Royal, whom they see as a political lightweight, and made clear that they were in no mood for reconciliation now that their champion has quit.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/29/AR2006092901351_pf.html   (393 words)

 The 2007 French Presidential Election — A Jewish Magazine, an Interfaith Movement
While it’s necessary to reform the French labor code (the sacrosanct “Code du Travail”), it must be revisited to obligate employers to hire vulnerable minorities, and thus to assuage the legitimate yearnings of the alienated class.
While the November 2005 riots were used as an excuse by Villepin to concoct a frontal assault on worker’s rights, neither the CPE itself (nor in fact its vociferous opponents) ever challenged the dynamic of discrimination and the conceptual as well as practical shortcomings of the integration myth.
It was far easier — or so the French President believed — to cut the grass from under Le Pen’s feet by pulling a popular, gung-ho law-and-order “Sarko” out of his beret than it was to address the root causes of insecurity: the staggering levels of unemployment in immigrant suburbs.
www.tikkun.org /magazine/specials/article.2006-12-08.1125   (2568 words)

 VOA News - 2007 May Be 'Year of the Woman' in French Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Indeed, Lisa Bryant reports for VOA from Paris that 2007 may be "the year of the woman" in France with a potential surge of female candidates in upcoming legislative elections as well.
Today, she is among at least half a dozen female candidates hoping to run in the first round of voting, in April.
At the time, a French general suggested she would do better marrying a parachutist than running for office.
www.voanews.com /english/2007-01-31-voa35.cfm   (866 words)

 French Presidential Elections: José Bové - One Candidacy Too Many or a Miracle Candidate? - L'Humanité in English
Joffrin, clearly worried by the recent downturn of Segolene Royal’s Socialist Party campaign that he had helped to launch, is clearly aiming to create "reserves of votes" for her during the second round of the presidential elections.
He did not sign any of the texts in their programme: he doesn’t believe it is possible to generate, in 2007, a majority for a genuine change to the left.
The recent success of the campaign for the "NO" vote in the French referendum on the proposed European Constitution, where leading personalities and leaders of political parties were on an equal footing, without any element of exclusion, gave real credit to such an approach.
www.humaniteinenglish.com /article502.html   (684 words)

 French Farmer-Activist Bove Plans Presidential Bid
France's iconic farmer-activist Jose Bove has burst into the campaign for April's presidential election with the announcement that he plans to stand as a candidate for the anti-liberal left.
Bove is one of several figures vying to be a unity candidate for the French far left, whose different strands were pulled together in a common campaign against the EU's draft constitution, which French voters rejected in 2005.
The moustachioed campaigner would become the 45th declared candidate in the French presidential race -- although only a fraction are expected to secure the 500 signatures to be allowed to run.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/headlines07/0121-05.htm   (552 words)

 CIOL : News : Web wishes: French election styles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
PARIS - French Presidential frontrunners Segolene Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy issued New Year greetings via the Internet on Monday in contrasting styles that spoke volumes about their different approach to the campaign.
Sarkozy secured his party's nomination for the election on Sunday when he was the only person to put his name forward to claim the UMP candidature.
Chirac has never forgiven Sarkozy for siding with a rightist rival in the 1995 Presidential election and, even if he decides not to run, he is unlikely to throw his weight fully behind the ambitious UMP leader.
www.ciol.com /content/news/2007/107010201.asp   (530 words)

 AGORAVOX - The Citizen Media : France
The french magazine "Marianne" said, the electors of the right wing of the French politics should vote until January 14th, to elect their candidate for the campaign for French presidency.
It looks like protests against the French government's new youth employment law are coming to a head, with the Unions now calling for a general strike for next Tuesday.
French moves to legalise online music file-sharing are an "aberration," says EMI boss Eric Nicoli, urging the country to re-think its policies..
www.agoravox.com /rss.php3?id_mot=266   (891 words)

 http://www.qando.net/ - When is a ’non’ a ’oui’?
French diplomats say that M Chirac is expected to urge other countries to proceed with ratification because France does not want to be seen to be blocking the European project.
But one option being discussed in senior diplomatic circles is for candidates in the French presidential election in 2007 to promise to ratify the treaty in parliament rather than by referendum.
British ministers believe that the only way that the French could get eventual approval would be to amend the constitution in a way that would make it unacceptable in Britain.
www.qando.net /details.aspx?Entry=1868   (763 words)

 French presidential rival might yet back Chirac - World - www.theage.com.au
French Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has admitted he wants to be France's president, but said he had not decided whether to run in the 2007 presidential election and might back Jacques Chirac for another term.
Control of the party provides a platform for a presidential campaign, but he said he would be ready to support Mr Chirac if the President was in a better position to win.
Asked in a television interview if he planned to contest the 2007 election, Mr Sarkozy said: "I don't know, for one simple reason - it's in a little over two years.
www.theage.com.au /news/World/French-presidential-rival-might-yet-back-Chirac/2004/11/25/1101219678168.html?from=moreStories   (233 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Presidential Elections in France, Part I
The French Republic will hold a presidential election on April 22, 2007, and (if necessary) a runoff election on May 6, 2007.
The election statistics presented in this space come from data published by the Documentation française.
For more information about the 2007 presidential election in France, visit Election Resources on the Internet's new blog, Electoral Panorama.
electionresources.org /fr   (102 words)

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PARIS (Reuters) - France's ruling centre-right crowns Nicolas Sarkozy as its presidential candidate on Sunday, but to win in May the interior minister must use his acceptance speech to start wooing voters put off by his strident image.
Weeks of veiled and open attacks by President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin have fuelled suspicions they would be happy to see their rival lose.
An Ifop poll for Sunday's Journal du Dimanche (JDD) weekly showed that while large majorities thought he had the innovative policies and stature to be president, 51 percent said Sarkozy worried them.
today.reuters.co.uk /news/articlenews.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2007-01-14T105329Z_01_L1486003_RTRUKOC_0_UK-FRANCE-ELECTION.xml&src=rss   (253 words)

 French Confusion
Obviously a serious story such as the French presidential election in 2007 can't be left in the hands of news organizations such as
For one thing, some elections that should have been held in the spring of 2007 have had their dates changed, because they 'conflict' with the presidential election.
It is political wisdom that says the French can't be expected to vote for president and municipals in the same season.
www.justabovesunset.com /id1099.html   (1263 words)

 AGORAVOX - The Citizen Media
In the battle for French presidency : Segolene Royal was nominated by the Socialist Party on November 17 to be the party’s candidate.
In France, the Ségolène’s "Future Desires" — the female candidate for the Presidential highest seat — invites us to lie down on some mellow sofa : I mean her campaign blog so well-builded for her participative policy.
French Interior Minister Nicholas Sarkozy has, as expected, announced his candidacy for the conservative UMP party’s presidential nomination.
www.agoravox.com /mot.php3?id_mot=266   (975 words)

 Turmoil as Chirac plots to disregard 'non' vote-News-World-Europe-TimesOnline
Even as M Chirac prepared to deliver his appeal last night the recriminations within his centre-right UMP party had begun, and he was said by colleagues to have accepted that he had bungled by calling a referendum.
His rival Nicolas Sarkozy, the UMP leader who aspires to become president in 2007, was blaming the Chirac Government's policies for fuelling the voter rebellion.
M Chirac is expected to react to a French "non" by promising to listen to the people before making a second attempt at ratification.
www.timesonline.co.uk /article/0,,13509-1629946,00.html   (943 words)

 French Presidential Elections 2007
Is it "populist" to answer a real need of the french population, which is: have a say in the democratic debate, be able to control their elected representatives, just like your normal citizen is himself controled when he receives social benefit or when he pays taxes for exemple.
I am not sure citizen jury is the way to go, but democratic participation is. French people, from the left or the right know that.
The 2007 French presidential election has kicked off, 5 years after the previous one, and still many French people can still feel the bitter taste left from the 21th of April.
froggypresident.canalblog.com   (1707 words)

 'Le Web' plays unprecedented role in France's presidential race - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The website unleashed on cyberspace as part of his election campaign shows a virtual version of the usually straight-laced candidate disco-dancing to KC and The Sunshine Band's Shake Your Booty and other grooves.
Presidential contenders — led by Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal — are pouring resources and creative-thinking into the Internet on an unprecedented scale, targeting young voters and the many others jaded by politics as usual and hungry for fresh approaches after the 12-year presidency of Jacques Chirac.
Mainstream parties have taken cues from election campaigns in the United States and elsewhere and, most of all, from France's stunning referendum "no" vote in 2005 against a proposed constitution for the European Union.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2007-01-29-france-web_x.htm   (1182 words)

 France Profonde - Tim King on the 2007 French presidential election
The idea that the French are still in shock after the 2002 election is supported by the finding that 55% of those asked don’t want Le Pen to get his signatures.
Many people have said that French journalists are too meek before their mighty elite: the various income tax allowances and hefty state subsidies are invoked as part of the reason for this, or the notorious pensée unique, meaning in effect that editors and those in power are in cahoots.
What French editors don’t seem to have grasped is that their readers are mostly intelligent, perceptive adults, getting their information from all sorts of sources, some reliable, some less so.
www.prospect-magazine.co.uk /blog/franceprofonde   (4734 words)

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