Friday, April 14, 2006

More Good Signs for Royal Presidency

Ségolène Royal saw more poll results released today that boost her hopes of winning the 2007 French Presidential race. Royal will run under the flag of the Parti Socialiste (Socialist Party of France). A full 71% of French voters believe that the conflict over the CPE labor laws will help Royal in the upcoming election. Only 55% believe the same thing about her UMP opponent, Nicolas Sarkozy. Royal still holds a 2% lead over Sarkozy in preliminary election surveys. Dominique de Villepin, the current French Prime Minister who masterminded the CPE, has expressed some desire to run for the Presidency next year, but even Ralph Nader is currently polling higher than de Villepin.