There is a growing feeling of insecurity in France which cannot be simply ascribed only to the coming French Presidential Election ! The problems of the EU are only of secondary importance !
Recent Terrorist attacks, even those planned but thwarted in time, rowdy strikes and demonstrations, are all a part of any explanation.
When neighbours meet the talk turns quickly to what they see on Television or even in the Streets around them ! They talk of Prices in the shops, Unemployment, Immigration, homeless Beggars on street corners !
But, since the holidays and the return to work last September, there has been endless political speculation of what would happen next :
- When would Hollande announce if he intends to stand for a second term as President ?
- Would there be a Socialist Primary Election ?
- Who would win the Primary on the Republican Right ? Juppé or Sarkozy ? It was Fillon who won !
- Who could stop Valls winning the Socialist Primary ? The surprise winner was Hamon !
After that the only talking point is : Who will come second to Marine Le Pen in the first round of the Presidential ? Fillon, Macron the spiritual son of Holland, or Hamon ?
The second will probably be the next President. Could it be Macron ? After 5 years of Hollande's Presidency, do French Electors want another 5 years of misery with his former advisor ?