Sarkozy, allies to win most of seats - poll

The last polls issued here Thursday revealed that the conservative allies of President Nicolas Sarkozy will win a vast majority in the second round of the legislative elections due on June 17.

Sarkozy, allies to win most of seats - poll
The last polls issued here Thursday revealed that the conservative allies of President Nicolas Sarkozy will win a vast majority in the second round of the legislative elections due on June 17.

The polls, conducted by BVA institute and the Ipsos Dell organization, indicated that Sarkozys Union for a Popular Movement party (UMP) and its supporters will be winning between 394-440 seats out of the 577 seats in the National Assembly.

The polls also showed that the Socialist party and its supporters will only win between 105-167 seats of the parliament.

In the first round of the legislative elections, which were held on June 10, the conservative bloc looked set for a landslide victory in the next Parliament with early projections giving the combined right-wing groups between 405 and 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.

Exit polls after the first round gave the UMP and its conservative allies, mainly from the New Center party, 45.8 percent of votes, while the Socialist and Communist opposition and the Green party got 36.4 percent.

The Centrist Democratic Party got only 7.4 percent, a sharp drop in support compared with the 18.7 percent obtained in Presidential elections in April and May.
Last Mod: 14 Haziran 2007, 15:21
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