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After years of allegiance to the right, French voters begin turning left, but…

February 17, 2012


The Right has taken a hold of France for too long and it’s time to change. That is the growing sentiment among the French, according to Pascal Perrineau, director of the Center of Political Research at Sciences Po University in Paris. I had the pleasure of interviewing Perrineau this week and we talked about how […]

French president Nicolas Sarkozy launches social media campaign

February 17, 2012


French President Nicolas Sarkozy finally joined Twitter on Wednesday. Better late than never! “Good day to you all, I’m very happy today to launch my Twitter account, thank you to all of those who would like to follow me,” he said in his first tweet, using his official Twitter handle @NicolasSarkozy. Sarkozy then appeared on TF1, […]

Disabled French voters demand equal access to election process

February 10, 2012


Equal access. That’s all French disabled voters want. But, what exactly does equal access mean? It means  to be able to exercise their right to vote as any other French citizen would, without any constraints, by having all the tools and modifications available for them to do so. The Unapéi, National Union of Associations of Parents […]

The reality of French voters with disabilities

February 9, 2012


Can you imagine not being able to vote because you can’t even get through the door of the polling site? What would you do if you couldn’t elect your favorite candidate because you can’t even read the ballot? And what if you couldn’t even vote for anyone because, when you tried watching them on TV […]

First look into the demographics of French voters

February 3, 2012


First, the figures. More than 43.2 million French people are registered to vote, according to a report by the INSEE, the (French) National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. But what are French voters really like? As far as age, the majority of French voters are 50 years and older.  Only about a quarter are […]