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Not to sound obvious, but in the French 2-round FPTP system, this is the only motivation left to voters of candidates eliminated in the first round. Those who were not motivated stayed home (or did cast a blank ballot). It has happened in all presidential elections.

This is nothing new, except that this time, the alternative was a far-right candidate who proclaimed her intention to turn France into a bigger version of Hungary.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Apr 24th, 2022 at 09:19:09 PM EST
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