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The presidential election in 2017 in France and especially the primaries

September 8, 2016

In a few months,  the presidential election will happen in France. This is the subject I want to talk about.
For now,  there are 104 candidatures. This is huge. Actually, most of them present themselves  in order  to fight the extremist  right wing (Marine Le Pen ).

In France, a lot of people are either afraid of the terrorist attacks or they just can’t bear the French government anymore. They want  things to change.  Moreover,  it is a bit complicated because there are a lot of candidatures and people are lost in all of that : from now on we don’t know who will be candidate neither for the left nor for the right.

At the end of November,  the primaries will occur. This is an election that concerns the right and the center only. It is to decide who will represent this political party. Everybody can vote, this is not only for the partisans of this group. To vote, you must just be 18 on the day of the presidential election on 23rd April 2017 – you don’t have to be 18 in November 2016 when the primaries happen – and you shall pay 2€. However, the left also wants to organize primaries but for now they don’t have enough money to do it and the current president doesn’t want to participate in it and he probably will organize his own primaries with only the government members.

Furthermore, our two last presidents (Nicholas Sarkozy and François Hollande) are candidates, again. Though François Hollande’s candidature is not official yet.


As I said before, it’s not sure for them because they have to wait for the primaries (especially for N.Sarkozy). At the right, Sarkozy and Alain Juppé are really close, actually Juppé is on top of the surveys. Two women are running for the primaries: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and Nadine Morano but their poll ratiings are at an all-time low in the surveys because sometimes their opinions are too close to the FN’s  (it is the extremist right).


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