French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Rally Leader Marine Le Pen would take the two top spots in the first round of voting if presidential elections were held this Sunday, according to an Ifop-Fiducial poll published by Le Journal du Dimanche. Latest news, analysis and comment on security in Europe and beyond. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday announced she would run for president in the 2022 presidential election, Le Figaro reported. Here's what the "rural" folk always complain about now--now it's hard encoded in the Constitution, a major win for them. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. The approval ratings of Macron and Prime Minister Jean Castex have dropped in recent weeks, as the government struggles to contain a renewed surge in coronavirus cases while trying to avoid a second nationwide lockdown. Australians Favor Clean Energy to Boost Economy Over Gas Pla... What’s at Stake for Modi in India’s First State Vote Since C... Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. The 42-year-old president and Le Pen are neck and neck in the survey, with other politicians far behind, 18 months ahead of the 2022 elections, the poll showed. r/europe: Europe: 50 (+6) countries, 230 languages, 743M people… 1 subreddit. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday announced she would run for president in the 2022 presidential election, Le Figaro reported. French far-right National Rally party leader Marine Le Pen, Campaigning, lobbying and political influence in the EU. Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP via … Europe’s Virus Woes Sharpen Clash Over Big-City Restrictions. Yeah. Protests erupted last month in Marseille, France’s second-biggest city, after the government’s decision to close bars and restaurants for at least two weeks. The 2022 bid will be Le Pen’s third attempt in a row to become president of France. Latest news, analysis and comment on migration in Europe and beyond. “I have considered this and my decision has been made,” she said during a press conference in Nanterre. Le Pen, 51, was a member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2017 and became leader of the far-right National Rally in 2011 when it was still known as the Front National . A separate poll by Elabe for the BFM TV channel, also published Sunday, showed that 73% of French people are worried about the renewed coronavirus spread, and respondents are still divided over the government’s decision to shut down Marseille restaurants and bars as well as gyms in 11 cities. Have a confidential tip for our reporters? POLITICO’s weekly newsletter on campaigning, lobbying and political influence in the U.K. Log in to access content and manage your profile. November 4 — The day after the U.S election: Building bridges or walls? 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Le Pen “could emerge as the winner in the first round of presidential elections,” Frederic Dabi, Ifop’s deputy general director, was cited as saying in Le Journal du Dimanche. Populist leader Marine Le Pen has vowed to deport any and all criminal migrants if she wins the French presidency in 2022. How would a Brexit Britain react to this as well as the EU, America, Russia etc? The party was founded by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen who unsuccessfully ran for president in the 2002 French election. Would she take France out of the EU etc? In 2012 she did not make it to the final round, and in the 2017 run-off she was defeated by Macron by a large margin. Assuming nothing radical has changed and that France is still having economic issues, social tensions and increasing problems with the Islamic demographic, what would be likely to happen? “I am preparing for the presidential election,” Le Pen said, adding that the final candidate decision would have to be made at a conference of her National Rally party. France being on the continent, has much less incentive to pull out. Latest news, analysis and comment on defense in Europe and beyond. The number of new coronavirus cases in France reached a record on Saturday, with Paris also facing the possibility of stricter Covid-19 rules as of Monday. The National Rally (RN) leader released a video earlier this week on Twitter saying that she wanted to combat the “ensauvagement” of society, a French term describing the growing and ongoing lawless, and often violent, behaviour in certain parts of the country. The leader of the National Rally said she cannot let Macron ‘run alone.’. They’d push some economic policy reform, maybe yell a bit about immigration, but at the end of the day they’ll still be outvoted in the EU. “I have considered this and my decision has been made,” she said during a press conference in Nanterre. No Frexit wouldnt happen, instead she and other right wing governments would want to reform it from within. “Emmanuel Macron having himself launched the presidential campaign, I will not let him run alone,” she warned. Albertina Torsoli, October 4, 2020, 5:29 AM EDT Marine Le Pen. Campaigning, lobbying and political influence in the U.K. Latest news, analysis and comment from POLITICO’s editors and guest writers in Europe. 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If you do not have a login you can register here. Macron would get 23%-26% of votes in the first round, versus 24%-27% for Le Pen, according to the survey. October 28 — Health care systems post-COVID 19: Pressing Reset?

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