French Presidential Election Could Provide Nationalist Breakthrough
Posted on: 2012-04-16 09:18:03
The first round of voting takes place in France's presidential election next weekend on Sunday the 22nd of April. In the last week, the ten presidential candidates have all had exactly the same amount of coverage on France's broadcasting media regardless of their status in the opinion polls recently.
The latest opinion polls show the nationalist Front National leader Marine Le Pen on 15-16%, running level with Jean-Luc Melenchon, the candidate from the Communist Party-backed Left Front, who is also fighting a stridently nationalist campaign against the globalist French political establishment. The two front-runners, the globalist conservative candidate Nicholas Sarkozy and the equally globalist socialist candidate Francois Hollande, are on 26% and 28% respectively. Assuming those two candidates make the second round of voting, votes from both the nationalist Right and the nationalist Left will ultimately determine who will become the next President of France on May the 6th.
Moreover, many political observers have not yet dismissed the possibility of a last minute surge in support for Marine Le Pen, who is also polling 25% amongst young voters aged between 18 and 24, the highest poll ratings of all the candidates amongst that group of voters.