Sunday, May 13, 2012

From Reader to Candidate

A regular reader and commenter on French Politics has become a candidate (MoDem) for the National Assembly in Argenteuil. Read FrédéricLN's declaration here.


FrédéricLN said...

Thanks for this very first piece of media coverage! It was even anticipating the facts: I've just received a phone message with the designation by the party ("investiture").

Our constituency, Argenteuil-Bezons, deserves special interest from specialists of French politics. It's unchanged since at least 80 years. Here was elected as Député Mr Gabriel Péri, one of the very first Résistants (éri ), one of the few Communist leaders who tolerated no compromise with nazism.

Actually, the historian Stéphane Gattignon wrote its PhD on our local politics; he is now Mayor (elected as Communist, now EELV) of Sevran, another suburbian town North of Paris.

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK frédéricLN! and do keep us updated on "your" campaign. :)

bernard said...

FrederickLN, you are doing what I should have done 30 years ago...Respect. I expect UMP are lining up someone against you and my party, the Socialist Party, I suppose will also line up someone, though I have no knowledge of the local situation, being about 10,000 km afar (a real expatriate by the way, doing development assistance, no tax motive). So, democratic well wishes and, should you not make it to the second round, please think hard about what I suspect will become of the UMP. The honor of a politician lies in his moral inner sense.

FrédéricLN said...

@ Anonymous and bernard : thank you! And thank you Art, I get a number of visits from this post. Hey American fellows, if you know somebody in Argenteuil-Bezons who might vote Democrat… tell her/him!

BTW, the competition is very very tough: competitors include the two Mayors of Argenteuil (PS) and Bezons (PCF/FG), the present Député (UMP), a former Conseiller Général (PRG), a Deputy Mayor (EELV), a "Conseiller municipal délégué" (LO), a young woman from Front National, and a number of "citizen" candidates. Every single vote will be a success ;-)