The polls were right – the top two candidates for French President were centrist Emmanuel Macron and National Front leader Marine Le Pen.
From a policy point of view my preferred President would be Francois Fillon but he deservedly got punished for having his wife on the state payroll for over a decade, despite her not doing any actual work.
The top five candidates were:
- Macron 23.7%
- Le Pen 21.7%
- Fillon 19.5%
- Melenchon (far left) 19.5%
- Harmon (socialist) 6.2%
The Socialist Party has been one of the two main parties in France. The current President is from that party. To come 5th and only get 6.2% is humiliating.
The polls indicate Macron should beat Le Pen with 60% to 65% of the vote so he will be the first modern President not from either of the two main parties.