So thats another case like we were talking about. Would they really stand down in that case when they hold the seat and its that close
When they lost Nord 19th in 2002 they only trailed by 194 votes in the first round. Interestingly, they failed to take that one back this time as well, despite the death of the popular PS incumbent and various internal PS difficulties in the constituency.
“Actually, I think ‘A Bend in the River’ is much, much better than Conrad,” Mr. Naipaul said.
It gets funnier: most of their remaining seats in the Red Belt have gone as well, including St Denis. lololol.
And also Montreuil. Which means Jean-Pierre Brard - a nasty racist fuck - has probably lost, though he has contested left/left runoffs before.
He has stood down. It's Patrick Braouezec who doesn't want to withdraw in St Denis even if PCF/PS/Greens have signed an agreement to withdraw all second placed candidates in the department.
In other news
Vaucluse-5 and Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Pyrénées-Orientales can't recall which number): Front National candidate withdraws to stop the Left in both constituencies.
Vaucluse-3: Marion Le Pen is ahead. Martine Aubry calls for the third placed PS candidate to withdraw. She refused saying it would be like choosing between plague and cholera.
Aisne-1: the PS candidate didn't drop out even if his national party told him to do so and support Dosiere
Paris 4: dissident Brigitte Kuster withdraws. So UMP Bernard Debré is the only one left in the race.
Bouche du Rhone - 16: UMP withdraws calling to defeat the PS incumbent...so calling to vote for FN
Yvelines-3: DVD withdraws to support Guaino (who will easily win the runoff)
Hauts-de-Seine- 9: UMP dissident doesn't withdraw against Claude Guéant (former home office minister). 1 round 1) Gueant 30.4% 2) Dissident 26.9% 3) PS 22.1%. So PS is unlikely to win (Greens + Commies have barely 5%) but Gueant could lose
Marine Le Pen urged her electors to help defeating the following candidates: François Pupponi (PS, Val-d'Oise), Jack Lang (PS, Vosges), Ségolène Neuville PS, Pyrennées-Orientales), Slimane Tir (EELV, Nord), Manuel Aeschlimann (UMP, Hauts-de-Seine), Georges Tron (UMP, Essonne), Xavier Bertrand (UMP, Aisne) and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (UMP, Essonne)
And last but not least, Hollande's partner gave her encouragement via twitter to Segolene's rival...
Main newspapers websites: Le Monde, Le Figaro, Liberation. The Minister de l'Interieur website. Twitter.
An IFOP poll on La Rochelle (Charente Maritime 1): Farloni 58% Royal 42%
Deadline to present candidatures for second round expired yesterday evening. Elected by default because they will be the only candidates on the ballot papers on Sunday
Paris- 4: Bernard Debré (UMP) Seine St Denis- 1: Bruno Le Roux (PS) Seine St Denis- 4: Marie-George Buffet (FG) Seine St Denis-6: Elizabeth Guigou (PS) Seine St Denis-7: Razzy Hammadi (PS) Seine St Denis-11 François Asensi (FG) Hauts de Seine-1: Alexis Bachelay (PS) Cher-2: Nicolas Sansu (FG) Nord-16: Jean Jacques Candelier (FG) Nord-17: Marc Dolez (FG) Nord-19: Anne-Lise Dufour-Tonini (PS) Val de Marne-10: Jean Luc Laurent (DVG/MRC, Mouvement républicain et citoyen) Val de Marne- 11: Jean-Yves Le Bouillonnec (PS) Seine Maritime-3: Luce Pane (PS) Seine Maritime-8: Catherine Troallic (PS)
The following candidates have withdrawn in triangulaires making them ahead to ahead duels between the remaining 2 candidates:
Didier Codorniou (PS dissident) in Aude-2 René Raimondi (PS) in Bouches du Rhone-13 Roland Chassain (UMP) in Bouchces du Rhone-16 Magali Deval (Greens) in Finistère-3 Christian Troadec (PS dissident) in Finistère-6 Alain Fillola (PS dissident) in Haute-Garonne-3 Michel Grall (UMP) in Morbihan-2 Hervé Poher (PS dissident) in Pas de Calais-6 Irina Kortanek (FN) in Pyrénées Orientales-2 Olivier Delaporte (UMP dissident) in Yvelines-3 Martine Fuiorili Beaunier (FN) in Vaucluse-5 Marie Helene Amiable (FG) in Hauts de Seine- 11