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Subject: A puzzling fact.
Shirrush    5/7/2007 3:37:52 AM
France elected a President yesterday. Looking at> the map , I'm wondering at the reason why the French right-left divide is also a east-west divide: after all, bright-red Brittany is even more conservatively Catholic that deep-blue Alsace, and with its maritime tradition it is not less connected to the World than the Euro-trading Rhine Valley. Can our French posters explain that to me?
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Shirrush    Aw crappe!   5/7/2007 3:39:33 AM
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nominoe       5/7/2007 5:04:23 AM
brittany is indeed catholic, but is also more opened to the world, as you said. it's a land of sailors, proud of their identity, people who like very much other countries and overseas territories, especially the DOM TOM (guyane, martinique, réunion...).
There is no fear of the strangers and less imigration in  britanny, far right have always made it's lowest scores here. on the contrary, alsace have been a stronghold of far right, with a lot of racism and hatred for muslims or africans.

so, a few percent more from far right for nicolas sarkozy in alsace and the south of france, and a more balanced score in britanny.

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Bluewings12       5/7/2007 4:33:52 PM
I agree with Nominoe .

Cheers .

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