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French Presidential Race: Marine LePen Far Ahead Of Rivals In Secret Polling

An editor at French daily, Le Figaro, has alluded to secret polling data which show the Front National’s Marine Le Pen polling close to 34% among those with intentions to vote in the first round of the French presidential election. Authored by Damien Cowley, Surveys in the public domain consistently have populist LePen ahead of […]

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 […]

French Prosecutor To Open Official Probe Into Francois Fillon’s Embezzlement Allegations

As recently as one week ago, French conservative politician Francois Fillon, who until recently was the favorite to win the upcoming presidential election until centrist Emmanuel Macron stormed ahead of him in popularity, said he would end his presidential campaign if an official probe was launched against him over a long-running graft scandal. Then, one […]

Le Pen’s Chief Of Staff, Bodyguard Detained By Police

It is getting difficult to keep track of all the parallel (alleged) financial scandals involving French presidential candidates. Several weeks after presidential candidate Francois Fillon’s campaign nearly ended over a sprawling graft scandal involving allegations he used public funds to pay the wages of his wife and children, on Wednesday, French police detained two of […]

French Bonds, Euro Spike After French Candidate Bayrou Endorses Macron, Le Pen’s Chief Of Staff Detained

European assets spiked from near session lows, with the Euro and French OATs jumping, dragging Bunds lower and pushing US indices to intraday highs after French politician Francois Bayrou announced he was endorsing Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming presidential election, without saying if he decides not to run. “This alliance can bring something to the […]

Selling Of French Bonds Accelerates As Le Pen Extends Lead, Macron Tumbles In Latest Poll

Another day, another headache for owners of French bonds. In the latest French presidential poll, conducted by Elabe for TV broadcaster BFMTV, Marine Le Pen extended her lead by another 2-3 points, while support for her primary centrist challenger Emmanuel Macron, tumbled by 5 points in the last week. The poll, released today, showed that […]

Sometimes It’s Better To Be Lucky Than Good

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Can Marine Le Pen Pull Off French Election Stunner? Germany Loses No Matter Who Wins

Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Conventional wisdom suggests National Front candidate Marine le Pen will make it to the second round in French elections, then lose in a landslide to whoever her opponent happens to be. I believe le Pen’s odds of winning it outright are far better than most think. Current Polls Chart […]

Francois Fillon Wins French Republican Primary, Trouncing Alain Juppe

Update: Alain Juppe concedes making Francois Fillon Les Republicans’ presidential candidate against Marine Le Pen in next year’s presidential election. #BREAKING Alain Juppe concedes defeat in French presidential primary — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 27, 2016   * * * As previewed this morning, in Sunday’s biggest political highlight – the runoff round in […]