Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, is rising in the polls
On Sunday 9 April, Caledonians will vote like millions of French people to elect the new President of the French Republic. The young Emmanuel Macron is running for a second term. Until the last few weeks, he was the great favourite. The war in Ukraine had even boosted his popularity rating. He can be considered as a centrist candidate.
The far left is also on the rise
As is often the case in French election campaigns, the last two weeks are decisive and anything can happen. The polls say that the gap is closing between the candidate president and the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen. Even if he is behind, the far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, is rising in the final stretch.
An uncertain second round
Most polls show Emmanuel Macron as the winner in the second round, but here too the gap is narrowing. The idea of a Marine Le Pen victory is increasingly taken seriously. This is all the more so as, in the past, polls have often minimised the scores of Marine Le Pen and her father, who presided over her party before her.