French President Emmanuel Macron could see his seat taken as early as the first round of the French election.
A news Harris Interactive Poll found that Marine Le Pen could defeat Macron in the first round of the election. However, the results will depend on the number of potential candidates from the right and the left.
The poll, commissioned by CommStrat cabinet and the daily L’Opinion, found that Le Pen would gain 26 to 27 percent of the vote. Macron would only receive 24 percent.
In 2017, Macron won 24 percent of the first round against Le Pen’s 21.3 percent. In fact, in the second round the right-wing politician gained 33.9 percent against the president’s 66.1 in the second round.
The new election year will include another clash between the two candidates.
National Rally members were quick to celebrate.
On Twitter, MEP Helene Laporte said, “With up to 27% of voting intentions, Marine Le Pen would come well ahead of the 2022 presidential election, far ahead of Emmanuel Macron and Xavier Bertrand. We are on our way to victory!”
Avec jusqu’à 27% d’intentions de vote, Marine Le Pen arriverait largement en tête de l’élection présidentielle de 2022, loin devant Emmanuel Macron et Xavier Bertrand. Nous sommes en route vers la victoire ! #Marine2022
— Hélène Laporte (@HeleneLaporteRN) January 24, 2021
French MP Bruno Bilde added: “Marine in the lead in the first lap ahead of Macron!
“In 2022, the French will show this arrogant macronie that the people are BACK!”
🔴 Marine en tête au premier tour devant Macron !
En 2022, les Français 🇫🇷 vont montrer à cette macronie arrogante que le peuple est DE RETOUR ! ✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/6TdOB8m5Z5
— Bruno Bilde (@BrunoBilde) January 24, 2021
France on ‘shaky’ ground
Recently, the french government was under pressure, especially when the new security law was proposed. Currently, the law has highlighted the division within the country.
Macron received backlash for his new laws aimed at restricting protests and protecting police.
Consequently, nearly 500,000 people protested in 70 cities across France shortly after announcing the new law. As a result, Macron eventually dropped the controversial bill.
This is not the first time Macron has reversed a decision after public pressure.