Francouzská poučení Nicolase Sarkozyho

Francie zvolila – a zvolila rozhodně. Příštím francouzským prezidentem bude Nicolas Sarkozy, který ve volbách získal 53,1% hlasů při volební účasti 84,8%, což je nejvíce od roku 1981. Tyto volby byly mimořádně bohaté na poučení.

Tvrdilo se, že Francie je země utápějící se v apatii a stále větším nezájmu o politiku. Počet občanů, kteří se zaregistrovali k hlasování, v posledních 20 letech klesal a počet registrovaných voličů, kteří nakonec zůstali doma, naopak vzrůstal. A mezi těmi, kdo se hlasování zúčastnili, se navíc setrvale zvyšovalo množství lidí, kteří dávali hlas stranám krajní pravice či krajní levice – tedy stranám nevhodným k sestavení vlády.

To vše se během dvou kol letošních voleb změnilo. První poučení tedy zní, že se Francie repolitizuje. Účast voličů překonala všechny evropské rekordy, a nový prezident Francie tak bude mít nezvykle silný mandát.

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