France: Hollande defeated Sarkozy but they will go to a second round
France, April 22, 2012
The socialist Hollande defeated Sarkozy for 2 or 3 points in the presidential elections in France. The ballot will be held the 6th of May. For its part, the extreme right achieved the 20% of the votes.
Hollande came first in the polls, with between 28.4 and 29.3% of the votes, while Sarkozy achieved between 25.5 and 27%.
Amid the worst crisis in Europe since World War II, the second round will be held on May 6, but the dynamic is in favor of socialism because that candidate will have the votes of other candidates of the left.
The other winner of this election, though not dispute the second round, is Marine Le Pen, who finished third with a score never achieved by his party of extreme right National Front, between 18.2 and 20% of the votes, representing the extreme right.
The radical leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon would be the fourth (10.8 to11.7%) and the centrist Francois Bayrou fifth with 8.5 to 9.1%.