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Over 50% French citizens prefer Macron as President

Monday, 9 January 2017

A new Odoxa survey revealed more than 50% of France citizens believe that former Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron will be a better president than former Prime Minister Francois Fillon.

According to the survey, Fillon lost 12% in the popularity rankings since November 2016, while 57% of the respondents have a negative opinion on him.

In late December, the Odoxa poll revealed that Macron turned out to be more popular than other politicians in the country, enjoying 35% of public support.

One of France’s most popular politicians and once successful investment banker, 38-year-old Macron joined the Socialist government in 2014, left the ministry this summer, and has since sharply criticized President Francois Hollande’s administration. Marcon stands as an independent candidate for the presidential election.

The first round of the French presidential election is scheduled to take place on 23 April 2017, and the run-off, if needed, would be held in May. The list of candidates already includes such politicians as Francois Fillon from The Republicans party, Manuel Valls from the Socialist Party, National Front leader Marine Le Pen, Macron and Jean-Luc Melenchon from the Left party as well as many other candidates.

Source by: Internet

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