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French voters' views: Muriel Calvez
Muriel Calvez
Name: Muriel Calvez
Age: 19
Lives: Quimper
Works: Student
Current voting intention: Undecided

As a first-time voter, I am becoming more and more concerned about who I will vote for on Sunday and what the outcome of the election will be.

Sadly, I feel that my vote will probably be more of a vote against a candidate - or several candidates - rather than a vote in favour of anyone.

I have always been convinced that I would not vote for Jean-Marie Le Pen, and am now also certain I can't vote for Nicolas Sarkozy, who seems very close to Le Pen in his policies.

The problem with the rest of the candidates is that they represent extremes - either the extreme left or the extreme right.


I consider myself more of a centre-left voter, but I cannot find any candidate that truly represents my views.

I feel like there is a lot of choice - but also no choice at all.

So, I will have to vote for either Segolene Royal or Francois Bayrou at this stage.

Ms Royal did appeal to me initially as I liked the campaign team she had assembled around her.

However, some of the things she has said haven't appealed to me, such as her suggestion that teachers don't work hard enough.

Both my parents are teachers, so this didn't sit well with me.

I like some of Mr Bayrou's policies, but I don't know much about him. However, I feel he may make a good president.

I will remain cautious between now and Sunday, as anything could happen in the final days of the campaign.

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