We are in the midst of the run-up to the local elections and the campaign is driving me nuts!
Large vans covered in enlarged photos of what feels like 100s of candidates, are patrolling the streets from dawn to dusk, with loud speakers blaring out music. I get the impression that they think that the van with the loudest music represents the candidate who will win. The competition (as far as the loudness is concerned) is fierce.
For around half an hour the other day there were no less than four vans who decided to stop along the road opposite us.....all competing with their loudspeakers...absolute bedlam. Luckily the jandarma eventually came along to get them to move on. I still don't know who I'm voting for...there are so many standing..so far I'm down to 3 candidates who are promising to improve roads, and reduce electricity and water costs.
But I think the one who will get my vote may well be the one who has the quietest, least irritating campaign song.