Similar situation to over here – no one to vote for among the big parties.
You will have your opinion on Sarkozy but one thing for sure is that Fillon is a horrible little man. He was ready to split the party over his defeat as president of the party and ran his own party within the UMP in parliament with himself as boss of it – it is uncannily like a petulant child.
Plus his politics are centre-left, like Cameron who only chooses right politics which are unpopular, just to show everyone. There’s a good chance Hollande will get in for a second time, as there is a chance of Millipede getting in. At least, if Fillon is the candidate for PofF.
Copé, a true conservative, does not appear to be interested in the job.
One commenter said, of Fillon:
Après son conflit avec Copé et maintenant avec Sarkozy, Fillon s’est mis hors-jeu.
[Fillon's out of it after conflicts with Copé and now Sarkozy.]