View Poll Results: For whom would you vote in the first round of the French presidential election?

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  • François Fillon

    18 12.77%
  • Benoît Hamon

    1 0.71%
  • Marine Le Pen

    65 46.10%
  • Emmanuel Macron

    42 29.79%
  • Jean-Luc Mélenchon

    10 7.09%
  • Other

    5 3.55%
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    petaljam petaljam is offline
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    France votes : first round of the presidential elections 2017

    Today's the big day : polling stations have opened around the country for the first round of the presidential elections, amid heightened security fears after the attack which killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees on Thursday.

    As usual, voting takes place on a Sunday, when public buildings like schools and Mairies can be made available without disrupting normal activities. This is the first round of two, the results will normally be available, provisionally but generally reliably, for the main evening news just after the last polling stations close. So it's always a dramatic moment when the pictures of the two finalists are revealed, and this year possibly more than ever.

    As the Guardian puts it, it really has been France's strangest ever presidential election, full of "twists and turns".

    You can follow it here : The latest live news, videos and articles - France 24
    or here (in French) Election présidentielle 2017: actualité, candidats, sondages, résultats - BFMTV

    There are 11 candidates, but only four are thought to have a chance of getting through to the run offs on May 7.
    (Benoit Hamon, the Socialist Party candidate, who as such would have been almost automatically expected to be in the second round in previous elections saw his vote gradually collapse and several important members of his own party abandon him as his campaign failed to take off.)

    Marine Le Pen, head of the far right Front National and centrist, or mystery man, Emmanuel Macron, are the favorites but the result is too close to call, and the traditional ban on polls being published during the 48 hours before the vote mean that any last minute surges or falls may not be identified. That's particularly relevant after the attack on Thursday - rumour has it from Belgium that Jean Luc Melenchon, who seemed to have an unstoppable momentum may be dropping off while François Fillon and Emmanuel Macron may be moving up again. We'll know in a few hours.

    The presidential elections will be followed by legislative elections on June 11 and then June 18, because the new president, whoever it is, is expected to use presidential powers to try for a new legislature more in tune with his/her aims.
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    Some more information about the other candidates as well, since there are eleven in all:
    French election 2017: Who are the candidates? - BBC News
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    The polls have the leading contenders neck and neck but is there some who won't admit to the pollsters their real intentions? Is there a body of Le Pen voters in the long grass?
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    I read that 85% of Le Pen's supporters say they're certain to vote for her, but only 68% of Macron's say the same thing for him.

    If Europe dodges a bullet and Macron wins, I hope that thug Merkel recognises it as a wake-up call.
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    If you were a supporter of leftie socialist Hamon on 8%, wouldn't you not waste your vote and instead switch to leftie Melenchon.
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    Northsideman Northsideman is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister Mercedes View Post
    I read that 85% of Le Pen's supporters say they're certain to vote for her, but only 68% of Macron's say the same thing for him.

    If Europe dodges a bullet and Macron wins, I hope that thug Merkel recognises it as a wake-up call.
    Why would Europe dodge a bullet if the French vote for the President they want? Surely that's democratic unlike the EU's modus.

    The EU as it is now is fuked unless it changes and does so quickly, folk ain't having it any more and it's either going to have to alter tack or implode.
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    Hashtagradiolondres2017 is (illegally) reporting exit polls. They recently reported that "Les rillettes seront bonnes".

    Rillettes are a delicacy made in Le Mans. That's Fillon's bailiwick.

    Expect references to it during the day.

    On a cuisine note, the rillettes made in the Loire are much less fatty and far superior to those from Le Mans.
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    Early signs are hart to gauge. Le Pen consistently up there. Fillon and Melechon polling well. Melechon has something approaching total dominance of social media, though.

    The radiolondres thing has become a tradition now. They use euphemisms, apeing the WWII method of communicating with the resistance. Thus messages are repeated in the form: "The temperature in Amsterdam is high. I repeat: the temperature in Amsterdam is high".

    The format always includes the repetition.

    That will be the form all day. Reporting exit polls is quite a serious crime over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Early signs are hart to gauge. Le Pen consistently up there. Fillon and Melechon polling well. Melechon has something approaching total dominance of social media, though.

    The radiolondres thing has become a tradition now. They use euphemisms, apeing the WWII method of communicating with the resistance. Thus messages are repeated in the form: "The temperature in Amsterdam is high. I repeat: the temperature in Amsterdam is high".

    The format always includes the repetition.

    That will be the form all day. Reporting exit polls is quite a serious crime over here.
    Perhaps later it will be such, " The temperature in Brussels is off the scale, The temperature in Brussels is off the scale".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister Mercedes View Post
    If you were a supporter of leftie socialist Hamon on 8%, wouldn't you not waste your vote and instead switch to leftie Melenchon.
    Tribal voters.
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