Sunday, April 15, 2007
(9:19 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
French Elections: The Quiz
(Image courtesy of Infinite Thought)
Le Monde has a quiz to help us all determine which candidates in the upcoming French elections we're closest to. In order to simulate the experience of the average American voter, I didn't look up any words in the dictionary or search the Internet for information about any of the policies or institutions in question, resulting in an experience of voting through a fog. (Those of you who don't know any French will be able to approximate the experience of the average American voter even better.)
In the end, I was tied between Marie-George Buffet (Parti communiste) and Olivier Besancenot (Ligue communiste révolutionnaire), with Dominique Voynet (les Verts) coming close behind. I suspect that this might have something to do with my desire for "la régularisation de tous les sans-papiers" -- but again, I am relatively unencumbered by actual knowledge or information about present political debates in France.
I encourage you all to take this quiz.