French Election Update: Le Pen, Macron And The Dark Horse Mélenchon
Current polls show Marine Le Pen on 25% and Emmanuel Macron on 26% so it looks like these are the front runners to make it into the second round. However, far left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon of Unsubmissive France seems to be shaping up as increasingly feasible alternative so there may be time for a surprise. Another point that most pundits fail to point out is that there are French legislative elections coming up in June. At the moment, the French Assembly is dominated by the Socialist Party and The Republicans but if neither gets their candidate through to the second round of the Presidentials, it seems likely that the make up of the Assembly will change with the Front National, who only have two seats at the moment, likely to become a major force in the Assembly.
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