23 April 2017

The Final Countdown

France goes to the polls today for the first round of the presidential election. Yes, today is the day in which the top two candidates will be decided.  It's been a brilliant campaign and the weather forecast looks good for voting.

There is substantial evidence that the French population overall  has a relatively high opinion of the EU and its institutions. Polling conducted after the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom backs this up: in a Paris-Match/iTELE poll in June of this year, only 35% of the surveyed people supported the idea of France leaving the European Union. A similar TNS poll only found 33% supporting the same.

Based on all the reports about who the eventual winner might be it is considered the winner, will be or perhaps ought to be: Emmanuel Macron.