It’s the French presidential election on Sunday and President Nicolas Sarkozy and his socialist challenger, Francois Hollande are pushing for the last few votes in one of the most dramatic elections in the country’s history.
Opinion polls in France suggest that Sarkozy is catching up with his rival but is still behind Hollande in the polls by just 6%.
French politics expert Nasser Touaubi says here in the UK we should care about these elections because we are part of the EU: “Hollande says he would take France into different directions with regard to the EU. Maybe they (England) should be aware of what kind of measures or what kind of position France would take in the future with regards to the EU.”
Nasser also told Jus News why he thinks Sarkozy is behind Hollande in the polls despite his recent increase in the opinion polls: “It’s really the performance of his Government... He gained a very bad reputation plus so many scandals... Candidates are using those against him to remind people of what he has done throughout his ruling I think this is why he’s not very popular at the moment.”
A live televised debate took place between Hollande and Sarkozy on Sunday, Nasser Touaubi says it was Hollande who came out on top as he was very clever in his approach to the debate.