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The Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, is on course to win the first round of voting in the French presidential election 2017, the Kantar-Sofres poll for Le Figaro revealed. However, mainstream media outlets and analysts state that Le Pen will likely lose in the second round voting as those from both left and right will unite against her.
Le Pen’s campaign has been boosted by the so-called “Brexit effect”, the ongoing detonation of the social and security situation in the EU, a scandal engulfing her conservative rival, Francois Fillon, who is accused of giving his wife a “fake job”, and Donald Trump’s success in the US presidential election 2016.
Earlier this month in the German city of Koblenz, speaking at a gathering of French, German, Italian, and Dutch right leaders, Le Pen
said that “2016 was the year the Anglo-Saxon world woke up. I am sure 2017 will be the year the people of continental Europe wake up,” implying that Brexit and the election of Trump were only a beginning.