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Saturday, 9 June 2012


This will be the first round of voting.  Those candidates who obtain 50% + 1 vote of all the votes cast, are elected.   Those candidates who obtain less than 12.5% of the votes are eliminated !!!  

There will be some surprises, that is sure !!!  There will be those who had safe seats and who were not re-elected first go but also those who had seats, safe or not, but who have also been eliminated !!!

There are also those standing for election and who were named as Ministers in the first Government of the new Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault.  The new President, François Hollande has said those Ministers who are defeated will be replaced !!!  There are election problems for at least 10 of the Ministers !!!

Finally, the geographic boundaries of numerous constituencies have been modified to ensure as much as possible, that the number of electors in each is the same !!!   Also, there are now 12 MPs who represent French people working and living abroad !!!

There are now, therefore, 577 MPs to be elected !!! When all the results are known late tomorrow, the "Horse-Trading" will begin, early Monday !!!

Which of the minor candidates can be persuaded to withdraw in favour of someone better placed ?  There will be some very interesting revelations !!!

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