As all of you know, French people went to the polls yesterday for the 1st round and predictably enough Sarkozy and Royal made it to the 2nd round. Sarkozy heading with a slight margin (around 54%).
If he gets into office - and everything points out he will - the geopolitical scene will certainly be affected. He was the only French politician I know of to support the war on Iraq, has the Israeli government backing him up and plays the “terror” card to thwart the law and strip the public of its liberties.
Read on about the man in this portray;
Serious European newspapers who have watched Sarkozy up close are similarly severe in their judgements about him. For the S?ddeutsche Zeitung, Sarko is “a macho without scruples who plays on the fear of the people.” For the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sarkozy is “the most ambitious and pitiless politician in Europe who has no real convictions, but who chooses to align himself with the worst whims of the electorate.” The Spanish daily El Pais sees in Sarko “the regenerators of the Spanish right of the end of the 19th century.” And the Italian press frequently compares Sarkozy to Gianfranco Fini, the former Berlusconi vice-premier who is the leader of the so-called “post-fascist” Alleanza Nationale (the party Fini, a former fascist youth leader, built on the ruins of the neo-fascist, Mussolini-worshiping Italian Social Movement.)