News Agencies – May 9, 2012
A poll by L’institut de sondages OpinionWay suggests that in the second round of voting in the French presidential elections on May 6th, 93% of Muslims voted for President-elect Hollande. 59% of those polled voted for Hollande in the first round of voting.
“It is the mark of a true rejection of Nicolas Sarkozy,” said Julien Goarant, research director at Opinionway. Sarkozy’s attempts to woo Far-right voters and question the role of Islam (especially Halal meat) in France did not go unnoticed.
A poll for La Vie showed that 79 percent of practicing Catholics voted for Sarkozy, with Hollande cornering only 21 percent of their vote. But 70 percent of those considering themselves “without religion” went with Hollande, according to Le Figaro.