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Monday, October 25, 2010

Sarko falls below 30% support

The French Senate voted again for President Sarkozy's retirement reform last week despite mayhem in la rue (street).

Over the weekend, Le Figaro publsihed an Opinionway survey showing support for ending the strikes and for the unions to respect the vote.

On a more troubling note for the French president, an Ifop-JDD poll on Sunday showed his popularity slipping below 30%Popularité: Sarkozy passe sous les 30%, the first time since May 2007.

The alphabet soup of unions and the militant youth show no signs of ceding as final passage of retirement reform is set for Wednesday.

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