The decisive factor will now be which of the two is more successful in attracting voters from the centre ground in the May 6 runoff election. Update Don’t miss also Daniel‘s post on the results.
The results are in: Streaming video at France24 (click on “Live Feed”) Sarkozy 30%; Royal 25.2%; Bayrou 18%
Sarko and Royal go to the runoffs on May 6.
LePen’s out of the game.
Nidra Poller reports from the street.
Times (UK) Sarkozy all smiles as France goes to the polls
Red State: FRANCE-Pres: Poll Analysis and Outcome
No pasaran: Election Watch: the French obliged to look elsewhere to learn what’s going on at home
Pajamas Media who says, You know something strange is up when a French presidential contender poses in a red plaid shirt on horseback. What, no Stetson?
Can France be saved?
Will continue to update throughout the day.