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Sunday, May 06, 2007

France has elected a new president

(2 posts / 2 billets )



As most of you already know by now, the conservative Nicolas Sarcozy has been elected to become the new French President for the next 5 years, effective May 16th, 2007. This time, 84.76% French people went to the polls, another historical turn-out. You can see Sarkozy's initial speech on CNN (with English simulatenous translation).

Also, be sure to check out the New York Time's coverage of the French elections, and if you 're up to it, check out Le Monde's
analysis by departments (04/05/07, www.lemonde.fr)

According to Radio France 24 , President Bush was the first to congratulate Sarkozy, just a few minutes after the result of the election was known to the world.

In France, reactions varied. For some, the result of this election was very good news...







Meanwhile, Place de la Bastille ...



and...



and...



finally ...



last but not least ...



There you have it. And now, I guess all we can do is wait and see how that man will run the country. I trust there is no need to translate the rest of this post since everybody in France has already been bombarded with copious news, images, promises ...

Et voilà. Maintenant, il n'y a plus qu'à attendre et voir comment il va s'en tirer pour diriger le pays. C'est pas la peine de traduire le billet tout entier vu que les Français ont déjà été bombardés d'une tonne d'informations, d'images, de promesses ...

By the way, in case you were wondering how I reacted to the news, well, here is a little post (below) to give you a clue...

Au fait, au cas où certains d'entre vous se demanderaient comment j'ai réagi personnellement, je vous ai mis une petite video (ci-dessous) pour vous donner une idéee...

By the way, let me also use this post to remind you that you can watch the news on Radio France 24 , an Internet radio/channel broadcasting news relating to France in 3 langauges, French, English, or Arabic.

Je profite de ce billet pour vous rappeler la présence de Radio France 24 , une chaine Internet qui diffuse des informations sur la France en 3 langues, Français, Anglais, et Arabe.

Photographs for this post are all from "Yahoo! France,Actualités, at http://fr.news.yahoo.com/

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Some reactions around the world:
Quelques reactions un peu partout:

In Paris, Sab got this shot at Place de la Concorde among others. Check out his blog.

A Paris, Sab In Paris, Sab a pris cette photo sur la Place de la Concorde entre autres. Allez voir le reste de son blog.

4 Comments:

Blogger lynn said...

Goodness that's quite a reaction Tomate!

I have posted a photo of the missing UK girl Madeleine in the hope that the more people see her, the more chance she may be found. Please take a sec to pop over to Cheltenham, to put her face in your head. Thanks to you and your readers.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Paris Set Me Free said...

Hi Tomate - thanks so much for the links - at the moment I don't have links on my site - I barely have enough time to keep my head above water, but when I do you'll be there! Keep it up!

12:09 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Lynn: There are not very many readers around here, but sure no problem :)

SAB: Don't worry about it :)
I know exactly what you mean, anyway. I too, blog whenever I can, and sometimes I can't get to it for the longest time. There are only so many hours in a day, so what can you do.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous seb said...

je suis passe en Fr la semaine du 2e tour, et en fait Paris etait super calme. certains faisaient la fete a la Concorde, d'autres manifestaient a la Bastille. mais dans l'ecrasante majorite, les gens etaient assez indifferents. Ca me rassure car j'ai ete gene a la fois par l'antisarkozysme primaire et par le culte de la personnalite dans le camp d'en face. Comme quoi la lecture des journaux ne permet d'avoir une bonne vision de la realite...

de retour a SF, j'ai presque l'impression que le debat y etait plus vif!

12:44 AM  

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