France awaits the results of judicial enquiries launched against the Republican candidate and the Front National candidate, not just the first round of voting for a new president.
On election day in Paris, Place de la Bastille (home of the left) was full and Place de la Concorde (home of the right) was empty. As sure a sign as any that the Socialist Party was about to win.
France, which for decades has been split between left and right, with Presidential elections being decided 51 to 49 per cent on that basis, now is also splitting over attitudes towards Europe.
Fearing another national election with two right-wing parties competing for the presidency, PS party hopefuls for the presidential candidacy outline their policies.