Up to the end of the ‘official campaign’ (after which the publication of polls and articles in the media is forbidden), all commentators predicted a big victory for the UMP (president Nicolas Sarkozy’s party) and its allies of the Nouveau Centre (NC).

Is it some historical joke that the Parti Socialiste (PS) candidate for the presidency of the French Republic is called Royal?

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