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Fillon gains ground, despite scandals

Fillon gains ground, despite scandals

By Staff Writer - April 18, 2017

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Emmanuel Macron. Photo: Gouvernement français

According to the latest poll by Kantar Sofres OnePoint for LCI, RTL and Le Figaro, the candidate of the centre-right, François Fillon is in third place at 18.5 percent, behind Emmanuel Macron (24 percent) and Marine Le Pen (23 percent), five days before the first round of the French presidential election.

The respected right-of-centre daily said that the poll result testifies to the uncertainties still plaguing the elections.

The survey showed that François Fillon has picked up 1.5 percent over the last two weeks, regaining the third position he lost to left-wing firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon, now on 18 percent, suggesting that support for the former Socialist minister has reached a plateau.

The result that markets and investors have feared most, a run-off between Le Pen and Melanchon, appears to be receding, according to the poll. France votes in the first round on Sunday, April 23, with the second-round run-off between the top two candidates two weeks later, on May 7.

One out of four French voters remain undecided.

 

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