The first round of the French presidential election takes place this Sunday, April 23… and the future of the European Union depends on the outcome.
Establishment candidate Emanuel Macron leads in the polls, but Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National is trailing him by only 1%. However, the real story of the past month has been the rise of far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
In the latest polls, Mélenchon sits only 4% behind the leader—and if we learned anything from Brexit and the US election, it’s that polls can be “slightly off.”
France has a two-round election process, where the two candidates who receive the most votes make it to a final showdown. It’s quite possible Le Pen and Mélenchon, both of whom are running on an anti-EU platform, could lock up the two spots.
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