Two days before the presidential election in France and after the last evening’s televised debate, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron leads in polls, according to an Elabe survey before the Paris attack.
But after the recent terrorist attack in Champs Elysees, everything is possible.
Until now, almost every past presidential election in France was a struggle between candidates from two major parties – the Socialists and the Republicans. Now the situation has changed dramatically.
These elections are marked by the rise of populist and extremist parties.
Polls show a tight struggle, voters are undecided, and the stakes are very high: this is a vote that could rebuild Europe or destroy it. Two things are certain: no candidate will win the presidency in the first round and Marine Le Pen will enter the second round in any situation.
According to opinion polls, Marine Le Pen loses in the second round against any candidate due to the mobilization of voters against it. But the fight is not over yet, until the last round of elections on May 7th anything can happen. Turnout and undecided voters will decide the winner. Already big companies in France are preparing for the worst scenario.
For a better understanding of these elections, we created an infographic with key campaign promises made by Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.