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“Zumutungen!” Buyer’s Remorse In France, Impossible Situation For Germany

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Now that the cheering over the French election has died down, reality will strike France and Germany like a cold bucket of water thrown in one’s face on a Winter’s day. Germany was guaranteed to not like the result no matter who won. The final choice was between an anti-EU […]

Belgian Press: Macron Has Between 63% And 64% Of The Vote

Entre 63% et 64% pour #Macron et 10% de blancs et nuls #sondage sortie des urnes https://t.co/U1u9E7l263 #Presidentielle2017 pic.twitter.com/8y3MA9pXOS — L'Echo (@lecho) May 7, 2017 zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 7, 2017 12:41 PM While French pollsters and poli-pundits are prohibited from providing “hot-takes” or preliminary exit-polls ahead of the closing of polls at 8pm local time, […]

Belgian Press: Macron Has Between 63% And 64% Of The Vote

While French pollsters and poli-pundits are prohibited from providing “hot-takes” or preliminary exit-polls ahead of the closing of polls at 8pm local time, the Belgian press is not similarly constrained, and according to L’Echo, citing early exit polls, Macron would win the vote with between 63% and 64% of the vote, while empty ballots would […]

France: What Is The Presidential Campaign Really About?

Authored by Yves Manou via The Gatestone Institute, The result of this mess is that France as one country no longer exists. People who voted for Le Pen seem to feel not only that they lost their jobs, but that they are becoming foreigners in their own country. Macron, for many analysts, is the candidate […]

Le Pen Names Nationalist As Prime Minister In Last Minute Bid To Boost Votes

With one week to go until the runoff round in the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen – materially lagging her rival Macron according to daily polls – on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, in a last-minute attempt to court his voters and help her defeat her opponent. “As […]

Macron, Le Pen Take Lead In French Presidential Election: Live Feed

Update 2:43pm ET: Francois Fillon concedes, saying “this defeat is mine, and mine alone”, although as Bloomberg notes, “Fillon is still bitter, though, about the investigative journalism and resulting criminal investigation, that torpedoed his campaign.” Oh, and like all of the French political establishment, he endorses Emmanuel Macron. BREAKING: Defeated French conservative Fillon calls on […]

Still More Tightening In French Polls

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, A week ago, French polls had tightened to the point where any combination of candidates could make it to the final round. The polls are now so tight that at least one upset is arguably likely. A mere two points separate Marine Le Pen from both François Fillon and […]

Le Pen Faces Disaster In Election After “Monumental” Computer Error

Despite leading in the polls for Round One, The Express reports that a monumental computer blunder could cost Marine Le Pen the French general election as 500,000 citizens living outside of France have the chance to vote twice. The election has become extremely close with just 4.5 percentage points separating Macron, Fillon, Mélenchon, and Le […]

Why The French Election Will Decide Europe’s Future

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 24, 2017 10:19 AM Nearly half of all French voters have yet to decide who they want to be president with only a month to go until the election, an opinion poll showed on Friday, as scandal-hit conservative candidate Francois Fillon launched an extraordinary attack on Socialist President Francois Hollande, accusing […]

Le Pen Odds Hit 6-Week Low As Fillon Shuns Establishment, Confirms He’s Staying In French Election

Francois Fillon has confirmed that he will stay in the race for the French presidential election following a rally he said proved his legitimacy as candidate. Taking a jab at the Republican Party establishment's pressure for hism to step aside, he exclaimed "I am innocent, no one has the power to force me to step […]