At 6:30 this evening I was in the cafe, getting a bottle of gas for the barbeque and having a cold pineau while I was at it.
There were a couple of election officials in the cafe, the polls had closed 30 minutes before. They had the commune poll results with them. these results had already been faxed to the Prefecture.
For Cherves Chatelars the results were 86 votes for Royale, 77 for Sarkosy, and then the others. Le Pen got 20 something. The turnout was 76%.
The national results have Sarko at 33% and Sego at 25.5%
So its a race between these two for the second round. It's going to be close. If we assume taht all the people who voted for the splintered left will vote Sego then she should overtake Sarko.