Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Frederic Nihous is the candidate for President in the 2007 French Presidential election from the Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition Party. He was born in 1967 in Nord-Pas-de-Calais in Northern France but now lives in the Pyrenees Atlantiques, in the South west. His origins on his mothers side are Polish Communist and his father is Dutch. His father is currently the president of an association for pigeon hunters.
He is a lawyer who obtained his doctorate in European and International economic rights.
In 2002, he ran the presidential campaign for Jean Saint-Josse who recieved 4.23% of the first turn votes. In September 2006, Frederic was nominated to run by his party witth 82.94% of the votes. On the 16th of March this year, he obtained 655 mayoral signatures to sponsor his campaign and on the 19th, he became an official candidate.
His partys' position is against the ratification of the European Union Constitution as it now stands. He is for the rights of hunters and the traditional uses of the land. He is a member of many hunters associations in France, on one hand for the preservation of natural lands and on the other against the ecological legislation that he sees crippling the small businesses and farmers. He is against the avalanche of rules and regulations governing all manufacture and sale of food items in Europe, hence removing all the natural differences of the regions, such as the pasturization of milk for all cheeses, the rules for the manufacture of chocolate which allow the use of vegetable fats and coconut oil in products designated as chocolate. The rules about the preparation of food have been a great burden on the small farm producers of foie gras and pates and traditional products as well as local cheeses.
I don't see him as a candidate who would ever even entertain the notion of winning, but he will get a micro percentage of the vote and his alloted media time will force his views and constituency to be listened to and taken seriously.
As a candidate, he is soft spoken and very understanding of the rights of others and seems to have a great sense of humor!!