France-wide, the figures were (Savoie in brackets):
Hollande 29% (24), Sarkozy 27% (29), Le Pen 18% (19), Mélenchon 11% (11)
Full results here.
Haute-Savoie is more of a stronghold of the right. Here, Sarkozy scored 34%, with Hollande trailing on 20%.
|Sarko with ESF moniteurs at La Clusaz (Haute Savoie). |
He says he's not "as good a skier" as Carla.
And anyway, he hasn't skied since being at the Elysée...
people would think him crazy if he broke something..
The main pattern to emerge is that, the further you up the Tarentaise valley, the higher the vote for the current President. That is to say there is a correlation (I don't think it's causation....) between altitude and the share of Sarko's vote:
Chambéry Albertville Moutiers Bourg SM Val d'Isere
(245m) (328m) (481m) (810m) (1850)
Sarkozy 25 27 32 34 58
Hollande 30 26 23 18 12
Le Pen 14 20 19 16 11
Melenchon 14 13 12 11 7
This is not a new phenomenon, I hasten to add. Here's how Savoie voted in round 2 of the 2007 presidentielle, for example.
PS Both Hollande and Sarkozy are very keen to remind folk that they are great sports fans. Sarko loves cycling, and his dream is to win an Alpe d'Huez stage. Hollande loves his football, and is a big Rouen supporter. More here.