Election result: French Presidency, second round

Emmanuel Macron (En Marche!) completed his extraordinary journey from socialist economy minister to independent centrist President on Sunday, strolling into the Elysée Palace with almost two-thirds of the vote in the second round run-off against the National Front’s Marine Le Pen. It was a victory anticipated universally by commentators and the opinion polls, which managed […]

Fillon within one point of the lead

With just six days to go until the first round of French Presidential elections, polls are coming thick and fast. Of today’s three surveys, the lunchtime daily ‘rolling’ from Opinionway has inevitably attracted the most attention – as it shows Francois Fillon within one point of the leaders, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, who […]

Mélenchon moves into third place in France

Following yesterday’s BVA poll showing him level with Les Républicains’ Francois Fillon, left-winger Jean-Luc Mélenchon (France Insoumise) has moved into third place tonight in Kantar Sofres Onepoint’s poll. He heads Fillon by 18 to 17 per cent on first round Presidential voting intentions in this survey, carried out for Le Figaro, LCI and RTL. Mélenchon […]