France has just concluded the first round of voting in the presidential election and is about to face the final showdown on the 24th. However, the French election campaign is relatively low-key, the voters are calm, and the city of Paris has not changed much due to the fierce election, let alone propaganda cars running around the streets. By observing the interesting differences in the Taiwan-French elections, we may be able to better understand the differences in each other's democratic process and public sentiment. The first round of voting in the French presidential election will be held on the 10th. As expected, the incumbent President Emmanuel Macron and the far-right Marine Le Pen will lead, and will repeat the drama of the two-person showdown in the previous general election on the 24th. Since studying in France, the reporter has gone through three general elections in total.
As a bystander, he felt the difference in the election atmosphere between Taiwan and France. And this election, because of the responsibilities, can be described as "chasing it from the beginning to the end", and more deeply understand the gap between the two sides, as well as the difference in the implementation of democracy that may be reflected behind it. The election campaign in Taiwan is always very lively. Not only do candidates from all walks of life make great moves to increase their attention, but also propaganda cars and loud voices shuttle Shadow Making through the streets. I still remember one afternoon, the reporter's roommate's noon dream was interrupted by the candidate's publicity car.
He was so angry that he ran to the window and cursed, while other roommates laughed and turned. The street scenes during the two elections were completely different. Yiping Wu, who is from Taiwan and has obtained French nationality, shared her observation, "There is no such thing as a banner in the French election." On the flyer, "Walking down the streets of Paris, you can hardly feel that there is a presidential election going on." More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels