French Election Exit Poll Projects Macron Victory

Official exit poll results:

Emmanuel Macron: 58.2%

Marine Le Pen: 41.8%

A 16-point lead for Macron, versus a 32-point win back in 2017…

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Le Pen Closes Gap Further as France Enters Final Day of Campaigning

As if the race for the Presidency of France couldn’t get any tighter, Macron’s three-point lead from Tuesday has closed even further. A poll out this morning for the New Statesman now puts the gap down to just two percent, with Macron on 51% to Le Pen’s 49%.

A different poll out yesterday afternoon had the gap even closer, with just 1% between the two. The campaign period for the first round ends at midnight tonight, with voters going to the polls on Sunday. A real nail biter…

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Le Pen Within Touching Distance of Macron

Marine Le Pen’s poll ratings reached an all time high last night, as one poll put her within just three points of Macron on 48.5% to his 51.5%. Margin of error stuff…

The poll, just one week ahead of the first round, reflects what has been a shaky period for incumbent Macron who has been losing momentum to Le Pen. A first-round poll also has Le Pen in a close second, with 23% to Macron’s 26.5%. The support of third-place hard-leftist Melenchon could be a decider here…

Zooming out from this single data point, while Macron’s Ukraine boost has halved he still remains well ahead in the poll of polls; though according to research by Ifop, only 12% would like to “barbecue with” Macron at a campsite versus 19% for Le Pen. They don’t specify whether the candidates would be guests or on the menu…

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Macron’s Plan to “Piss Off” Over 4 Million French People

President Macron has declared his Covid strategy is to now “piss off” the unvaccinated, by making their daily lives more almost impossible to continue. An interview with Le Parisien yesterday saw Macron declare:

“I am not about pissing off the French people, but as for the non-vaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And we will continue to do this, to the end. This is the strategy.”

“In a democracy, the worst enemies are lies and stupidity. We are putting pressure on the unvaccinated by limiting, as much as possible, their access to activities in social life.”

As of seven days ago, four million eligible French people are currently un-jabbed…

The French parliament is currently debating a bill that will not only discount a negative Covid test as sufficient qualification to enter venues, it will prevent non-fully vaccinated people accessing places like cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums, concert venues and sporting arenas. They’d also be prevented from boarding trains and planes. It shouldn’t be too difficult to piss off just four million of his citizens, Macron’s been pissing off far higher numbers constantly since his election…

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France Closes Border to UK Over Omicron

France has dramatically announced this morning it will enforce “more drastic border control” measures towards British travellers in response to surging Omicron cases, with a near-total ban on travel to and from the UK as of Saturday for all except those with proof of “a compelling reason”, such as a family emergency. The ban also includes business travellers, and those who do receive entry – mostly French nationals – will be required to isolate for 7 days, or 48 hours if they test negative during quarantine. They’ve also moved the negative PCR requirement forward from 48 hours to 24. The day after the UK scrapped the red list given Omicron’s now dominant across the world…

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France Uninvites Priti From Crisis Talks After Boris’s “Unacceptable” Letter

France has uninvited Priti Patel from a meeting on the migrant crossings this weekend in response to Boris’s public letter proposing ways in which the crisis might be resolved, including joint or reciprocal patrols on both countries’ coastlines. The meeting will still go ahead on Sunday with other European ministers.

In a furious statement released this morning, the French Interior Ministry said:

“We consider the British Prime Minister’s public letter unacceptable and contrary to our discussions between counterparts. Therefore, Priti Patel is no longer invited on Sunday to the inter-ministerial meeting whose format will be: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and European Commission.”

UK officials were also scheduled to meet French counterparts later today, although it’s not yet known if those meetings will still go ahead. Sacré bleu…

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