Shock result of French presidential election

Robert Harley harley@argote.ch
Sun, 21 Apr 2002 22:28:50 +0200 (CEST)


First round results based on exit polls:
  Chirac (current president): approx 20%
  Le Pen (extreme right-wing): approx 17%
  Jospin (current prime minister): approx 16%

It was expected that the moderate right and moderate left candidates
would fight it out in the second round as they always do i.e., Chirac
and Jospin.  But now it looks like it will be Chirac versus Le Pen!

That would be a piece of cake for Chirac of course.  Interesting times...
crazy, worrying times.

R