Sunday, March 23, 2014
Paris Vaut Bien Une Messe
It's close in Paris, 35 and change for NKM, 34 and some for Hidalgo. The smart money says Hidalgo is in because the right is in mauvaise posture in two key arrondissements, the 12th and 14th (the mayor is elected by the council, not directly by the voters). We'll see. Still, it's hardly a glorious night for the Left even in Paris, where it has been doing well in recent years and where the EELV outpolled the FN in the first round (a good sign for the Socialists). But clearly the overriding theme in this election is that disappointment with Hollande has trumped everything else. The left is demobilized and morose.