Thursday August 13, 2020

Man in the middle

F rancois Bayrou may look like an unlikely revolutionary, but the centrist candidate in the French presidential election next month wants nothing less than a revolution in politics.

24th March, 2007

Bayrou, who claims he can offer a balance between right and left-wing parties, wants to attract voters from both sides, as well as those who feel they are not represented by the mainstream parties. Fittingly, Bayrou is bang in the middle in terms of image in the election campaign. On his right, Nicolas Sarkozy, the leader of the ruling UMP party (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire - the French conservative party), is an excitable character...

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