Here come the Marxists!
Yes it’s stupid to vote them in, because socialist economic and social theories are in fact, stupid.
Hollande builds lead as Sarkozy allies admit writing is on the wall
Poll saying socialist could win by 14 per cent leaves right wing in despair
Confronted with plunging polls and deserting allies, President Nicolas Sarkozy faces the prospect of a rout in the two-round French presidential election starting this weekend, with senior members of his government already said to be certain of defeat.
Supporters of the front-running Socialist candidate, François Hollande, could scarcely contain their euphoria when they gathered in Lille for their last big rally on Tuesday night before French electors go to the polls on Sunday. They interrupted the candidate’s speech endlessly with chants of “François president, François president”.
“You are well informed,” Mr Hollande quipped. “It is possible we are going to win. It’s not certain… but, yes, I feel the hope rising.”
New polls published yesterday suggested that Mr Hollande, 57, was leading the field of 10 candidates in the first round with up to 29 per cent of the vote. He had extended his lead over Mr Sarkozy to between two and four points. In voting intentions for the two-candidate, second round on 6 May, Mr Hollande now leads the President by a “landslide” margin of 14 to 16 per cent.