Sunday, April 23, 2017
the French presidential election 2017
Well, I hope by now you're aware that today is election day in France. To win the presidency outright a candidate must get 50% of the votes and this year (as usual) no candidate is expected to get that. So there will be in all likelihood a runoff election in two weeks between the two top vote getters in this round 1 vote. Personally, I think runoffs are a great idea. And, by the way, what you're seeing is pretty much the only permitted election advertising allowed (no TV or radio ads, etc.). Political fund-raising as Americans know it doesn't really exist here.