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.