Tag Archives: France 2012

Merry Christmas! We’ll see you in the new year

That’s it from Ballots & Bullets for 2012. It’s been a great year here on the blog. We had updates from a number of elections, including the Tawain elections, guest posts on the French elections from Prof Jocelyn Evans and Dr Gilles Ivaldi of 500 Signatures, and posts on the Russian elections. We’ve had posts from Philip […]

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The 2012 French Presidential election: the slow bicycle race

“The sprint is the most subtle form of track competition […] Sprinters will bring their bikes to a complete standstill in an attempt to force the other man to lead […]” Roderick Watson & Martin Gray, The Penguin Book of the Bicycle. (1978: 238) For the main rivals in the 2012 French presidential campaign, the race […]

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