Corsica is known for its illustrious contribution to politics – Napoleon Bonaparte. The winner of the Sunday election, Gilles Simeoni, is quite different. He is the 50-year-old mayor of Bastia and son of a legendary independence fighter. He admitted his victory was an ‘unusual election outcome.’ In fact, his Nationalist Party P a Corsica (For Corsica) scored a 45.4% victory in the first round of territorial elections.
This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Dec 6, 2017.