Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Local Election Results

If you don't know what to do on the Internet this morning, especially if you live in France where you're enjoying a day off to commemorate the Allied victory in World War II, you might want to peruse your favorite French towns' election results in Le Monde's "Edition Spéciale."

For example, you can see that Rodez, Aveyron's main city, voted this way, whereas Laguiole, a smaller town in very rural North Aveyron voted that way -- and how!

Aveyron gave the majority to Nicolas Sarkozy, but not overwhelmingly despite the department's conservative reputation.

Enjoy the function while it lasts, because Le Monde's features are only available free for a week or two.

(Related post on And So Forth)

6 comments:

pwyf said...

You can view the results on the website of the Ministry of Interior: http://www.interieur.gouv.fr/sections/a_votre_service/elections/resultats/

and there's no time limit there :)

Betty C. said...

Thanks for the info. I'm sure there are other sources, but I like the visuals in Le Monde. I'll check up in a week or two -- but by then nobody will care anymore anyway!

Steve said...

Google Earth also has a "layer" (choose "All Layers" from the "View:" popup) that shows how the various regions voted. As you zoom in, the results are broken down into more detail. If you "tilt down," 3-D vertical bars rise out of the countryside to show the votes. It's pretty cool -- you can "fly" around France from pink to blue to pink to blue to....

tongue in cheek said...

Victory Day. The stories of the villages unfold, the small parades with older men, the flags and the healing of a terrible wound.

juliette said...

Reading le Monde I can see how this supposed "great" newspaper in France has supporter clearly Segolene Royal during the campaign and now shift to Sarkozy's side. That's not serious!

Betty C. said...

I'm not sure how publishing the results has anything to do with a "shift."

To Juliette, unfortunately for you, apparently, there is no more "Ségolène's side." I haven't been reading LeMonde but even if they supported Ségolène, they can't start criticizing Sarkozy every day already, before he has even done anything!

You can always read l'Humanité!