The next Presidential Election in France will be in May 2017 at the latest, but already speculation is rife about who could become the next President.
In a sample of opinions by Elabe for BFM TV, Juppé is considered to be a good potential candidate by 52% of the French voters.
This compares with 37% for Marine Le Pen, 36% for Bayrou, 35% for Prime Minister Valls. Only 28% of French people want Sarkozy to be a candidate and only 19% want President Hollande to stand again ! These figures accurately reflect how the French see the political situation at present.
President Hollande clearly wants to have the chance to serve a second term in office. For quite some time he seems to be here, there and everywhere, representing France or making speeches.
Alas, all is not milk and honey ! There are manifestations and marches all over France against current policies and the lack of means.