France Electoral Figures
alternative at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 25 00:14:36 MDT 2002
The problem with the figures used is that they are not comparable. In
order to compare Presidential elections with Presidential elections.
The previous Presidential elections were NOT in 1997, but in 1995. Here
are the 1995 results:
Jospin 23,30 Laguiller 5,30
Chirac 20,84 de Villiers 4,74
Balladur 18,58 Voynet 3,32
Le Pen 15,00 Cheminade 0,28
The whole idea of comparing the 2001 Presidential elections with the
1997 LOCAL elections does not work. Turnout, parties, candidates and
issues were completely different. So are the psychology of the voters
and the pressure for party or candidate loyalty, as we all know.
If needed, I can dig oout the more complete data, but I think I saw an
analysis already posted in this list by somebody else using the
appropriate years. But I only skipped on it, so I'm not sure.
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