Front National to win French Election 2017?

Who will win the French election in 2017?

  • Marine Le Pen, Front Nationale

    Votes: 180 75.9%
  • Alain Juppé, Republicans

    Votes: 22 9.3%
  • Nicolas Sarkozy, Hot wife

    Votes: 11 4.6%
  • François Hollande, Socialist

    Votes: 5 2.1%
  • Others: French Commies etc.

    Votes: 19 8.0%

  • Total voters
    237
I thought there were no exit polls in this election? Except one the Belgians ran, apparently.
He did caveat that it's not the same as a Brit exit poll, there was an explanation of the difference but it went in one ear and out the other to be frank:
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As above Hamon has already conceded
LIVE: Macron and Le Pen in final round - poll
  • A poll suggests centrist Emmanuel Macron has come first in the opening round with 23.7% of the vote
  • The same poll suggests far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was second with 21.7%
  • If the poll is correct, they will be the two candidates to go through to the final round
 
The Socialists have been destroyed getting just 6% of the vote.
Macron is regarded by the French right as Hollande in disguise and his puppet.
 
Well it looks like She has done it, so it turns into a contest between a Pro EU, Pro Globalisation, 'Terrorism is just one of those things you have to get used to' candidate and an Anti EU, Anti Globalisation, Pro Nationalism, anti Islamist pro hard measures to fight terrorism candidate.

Looks like the old left and right definitions are now defunct in France, the next couple of weeks campaigning will be rather interesting indeed!
 
Fillon has conceded defeat. He and Melenchon projected at 19.5%. He is now endorsing Macron
 
Same oh same oh. The defeated candidates will now ALL endorse Macron. In the same way as they endorsed Chirac against Le Pen in 02.
Dunno tbh. Melenchon has similar policies to Le Pen (other than immigration) so who he puts his supporters behind may be telling. Unlikely but not impossible
 
It is playing out much as expected.

LePen was expected to make the run off the only real surprise was who she will run against....
 
Le Pen says she is going to the 2nd round in 2 weeks
 
Now I don't know what is going on here: the BBC and Sky are running with Macron as the winner and gushing over Hollande's mini-me, yet the figures are coming out all the time being releasd by the French Interior Ministry
French Election Live
Now predicting Le Pen has actually won with, at the moment, 25%.
 
Malheuresement winning the first round is not winning.
Not with 25%.
With 51% yes, that is winning.
No need then for a second round, but only 25% will get her as far as her Dad before her, the old bruiser.
So, to the second round, then the classe politique closed shop comes in to play and the train comes to an abrupt halt.
Again.
How cosy an arrangement these things appear to be, the left and the right uniting against the threat of the FN.
Again.
Such a shame that they cannot do so ordinarily when employment for young school leavers, reform of labour laws and rural poverty plays such a large part for real voters.
In France.
 
Malheuresement winning the first round is not winning.
Not with 25%.
With 51% yes, that is winning.
No need then for a second round, but only 25% will get her as far as her Dad before her, the old bruiser.
So, to the second round, then the classe politique closed shop comes in to play and the train comes to an abrupt halt.
Again.
How cosy an arrangement these things appear to be, the left and the right uniting against the threat of the FN.
Again.
Such a shame that they cannot do so ordinarily when employment for young school leavers, reform of labour laws and rural poverty plays such a large part for real voters.
In France.
Is this the rigged system Jezza was having a dig at the other day? :)

Le Pen is bouncing with delight by the looks of it and claiming some sort of victory but she will be by far the underdog in round 2.
 
How cosy an arrangement these things appear to be, the left and the right uniting against the threat of the FN.
Again.
Such a shame that they cannot do so ordinarily when employment for young school leavers, reform of labour laws and rural poverty plays such a large part for real voters.
In France.
More or less word for word what my g/f has just said.
 
Is this the rigged system Jezza was having a dig at the other day? :)

Le Pen is bouncing with delight by the looks of it and claiming some sort of victory but she will be by far the underdog in round 2.
And with all of the machinations of the State against her.
 
Now I don't know what is going on here: the BBC and Sky are running with Macron as the winner and gushing over Hollande's mini-me, yet the figures are coming out all the time being releasd by the French Interior Ministry
French Election Live
Now predicting Le Pen has actually won with, at the moment, 25%.
Because they are all guessing?
Le Monde has it as 23.7% to 21.9% in favour of Macron but still have it as "predicted" results.
Le Figaro has it as 23.8% to 21.7% in favour of Macron so still the real results to come in.
 
23.8% for Macron
21.7% for Le Pen

Current estimate showing on TF1.

Everyone will be holding their noses and voting Macron in a fortnight.

Socialist party have packed up and gone home, Hamon's meeting room is empty.

Macron about to speak live.
 
Because they are all guessing?
Le Monde has it as 23.7% to 21.9% in favour of Macron but still have it as "predicted" results.
Le Figaro has it as 23.8% to 21.7% in favour of Macron so still the real results to come in.

They're all best guesses until the actual counting is done. Maybe by midnight.
 
As said earlier, not this time round perhaps but her time is coming.
Quite telling when Hollande said his number one priority in this, his last year was was stopping the FN getting in.
And not.....
Youth unemployment
Globalisation of jobs towards the third world
Rural poverty and public services
Immigration and open borders
Terrorism

All of which he has not made a dent in for the five years he was living in the Elysees Palace and apparently he was the President of the Republic.

Champagne Socialist knobber.
 
Macron has been memorably described as Frances Ed Milliband, he may win the Presidency by an alliance of everybody against the FN, but he is unlikely to create a working Government and hold it together, he will also own every terrorist attack his administration fails to stop.
 
Talking to a French acquaintance earlier and she reckons even a lot of France's right wingers don't like La Pen and it'll basically be a walkover for Macron in the final vote.
Usually yes. The name Le Pen is toxic in France - hence the reason why Marine Le Pen dropped it from her literature. However, Macron is also widely regarded as Hollande's boy.
 

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