Dundee - Orléans online link for French Presidential election

18 April 2012  

Next Sunday is the day when voters in France go to the polls to elect their President.

And the Scottish Labour Party in Dundee has taken the opportunity to link its website with site of the French Socialist Party in Orléans, to give interested Dundonians the opportunity to follow online the election on the ground in  Dundee’s twin city in France.

 The link on the Dundee Labour site is at : >>>

The French Socialists have reciprocated with a link to the Dundee Labour site .

This appears on the Orléans site as “ Liens” (Links) “Labour de Dundee” . 

Since the link went online , there have been some 200 visitors to the linked Dundee page.

Councillor Laurie Bidwell, councillor for The Ferry ward , said :

“ Twinning encourages a better understanding of the similarities and differences that we share with others abroad for the benefit of all.

 “ This Dundee- Orléans political twinning for the French election gives an opportunity to see how the same conflict over the issues that dominate politics here  are being contested in France. “

In the last Presidential election in France in 2007, the turn-out in the first round of voting was 84 per cent.

This compares with a turn out of 52 per cent in the Scottish Parliament election in 2007 and 50 per cent in 2011.

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