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With one week to go before the first round, the French media is now all in "nail biter, horse race mode": Mélenchon catching up to Fillon! Macron overtaking Le Pen! In the home stretch, any one of the four may qualify the the second round! It's a cliffhanger! Stay tuned to our TV channel (after these messages)!

This is of course very good for TV audiences and for the infotainment business bottom line (just like 2016 was a great year for NBC, CBS and the likes...)

Macron and Le Pen are still polling at least two percentage points ahead of Mélenchon and Fillon. Since this election is so unlike any previous elections of the past 20 years, the race is still quite unpredictable and things could still change in the next couple of days.

For those who can read French, this article asking for the voters' second choice if they couldn't vote for their favorite candidate.

by Bernard on Sun Apr 16th, 2017 at 04:17:21 PM EST
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