A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism somehow during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.
A poll suggested that some 52% of the far-left Melenchon supporters would back Macron in the run-off, 36% would abstain and only 12% would vote for Le Pen.
Centrist, party-less, with a political movement that is just about a year old, Emmanuel Macron is on the brink of becoming France’s youngest-ever president. Sunday’s first round saw him emerge as one of the two frontrunners with 23.9% of the vote against the extreme right candidate Marine Le […]
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.
Post the first round, France will decide between far-right candidate Le Len and centrist Macron in the second round of elections on May 7.
If Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency, as polls predict, it could open the door to more ambitious reforms of the French economy and an elusive compromise with Germany on overhauling the troubled euro zone.
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as France votes on Sunday here is a timeline of the main events that have seen veteran politicians drop out of the election race one after the other.
The outcome will be anxiously monitored around the world as a sign of whether the populist tide that saw the Brexit and Trump’s election is still rising.
Previously part of Hollande’s camp, Macron has built a party machine from scratch and is a favourite to win France’s presidential election this spring.
Le Pen lost more ground to Macron even as the race to the runoff heated up with Melenchon and Fillon continuing to close the gap, nearing the other two.
The incident came as French voters prepared go to the polls on Sunday in the most tightly-contested presidential election in decades.
With millions of French voters still undecided or planning to abstain, the vote is the most unpredictable in France in decades.
As France heads to the polls ton April 23, citizens seem more confused than ever about just what is “left” and what is “right”.
While analysts say that Le Pen will not win, Jean-Luc Melenchon’s rise, a hardcore leftist who will pull France out of EU and NATO, has investors alarmed.
Both Le Pen and Macron’s support dipped by half a point from Tuesday while conservative Francois Fillon was stable on 19% and Melenchon unchanged on 18.5%.
A government under Marine Le Pen’s presidency plans to take France out of the euro zone and bring back a national currency.
Populism, the new political insult, is merely a somewhat confused but legitimate response to the feeling of abandonment experienced by the working classes.