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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-30-07 11:59 AM
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88. Not sure of that...
The French have voted for Conservative presidents in most of their elections, though not always for Conservative parliaments. Mitterand was the only socialist out of 6 post-war presidents (De Gaulle, Pompidou, Giscard, Mitterand, Chirac, Sarkozy). So I wouldn't say they got 'buyer's remorse' with all their Conservative presidents.

The Conservative group in France is, to use an American phrase, a big tent, and most would probably be like Democrats rather than Republicans in America. Sarkozy does seem to be a bit to the right of many of them, however.

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