The choice in the French Presidential election was not inspiring. The incumbent President has done some good things and some bad. Mostly I suspect that the job of President is too vast for anyone to do really well. If ever there was an argument for more devolution of power - Presidents are it.
It was disappointing to see 18% of the vote going to the Front Nationale - a French equivalent of the BNP. On the other hand, they probably expected to do better than they did and this might be a high water mark for them.