Paris - May 6, 2012 - 16:10
Al Jazeera's Cajsa Wikstrom, reporting from Paris, has been asking people about which candidates they'll be voting for and why....
I'll vote for Sarkozy. I think his ideas are more concrete. He's clearer in his messages. Also, I travelled in Mexico for two years, and I noticed that Sarkozy has a good image on the world stage. I respect Hollande's ideas, but in this time of crisis, I'm not sure he'll respond to France's needs. A lot of European countries have spiralled down but France has done relatively well. I watched the [televised[ debate on Wednesday and I think he [Sarkozy] was quite persuasive and expressed himself clearly - but maybe a bit aggressive.
But Eric Auzoux, translator, 59, sees things differently:
I voted for Eva Jolyu, the Green candidate, in the first round. Now I'll vote for Hollande, to get rid of Sarkozy. He's an immoral person. Essentially, we can't afford 5 more years of immorality. He has no guidance on policies, he's moving from one position to another without explaining his change of view. He considers his government and the French people as means to accomplish his ambition - to be the boss. He choses money first, power second, preferably both. Hollande would work with his government as a team. Sarkozy doesn't understand the concept of consulting or debating. In two seconds, he always has an answer. 'Let me think' is an expression I think he never used.