by Laurent GUERBY
Wed May 9th, 2007 at 08:54:09 AM EST
From IPSOS poll just after the vote, voters aged 60-69 were 61% for Nicolas Sarkozy, 70+ were 68%, retired voters were 65%.
Nicolas Sarkozy won by +3.06%, it is thus clear that this advantage amongst the elder and retired vote is the source of the victory and by far.
Retired voters represent about 30% of the voters (my estimate interpolated from 2004 data below).
Share of retired voters will increase with time, what will be the consequence on future politics?
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