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Two-thirds of far-left ‘Unsubmissive France’ movement to abstain, cast blank vote in presidential run-off

Wednesday - 03/05/2017 01:04
Some two-thirds of the far-left 'Unsubmissive France' movement plan to abstain from voting or cast a blank ballot in Sunday’s presidential run-off between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, results showed Tuesday.
© Philippe Lopez, AFP | ‘Unsubmissive France’ supporters march during the annual May Day workers' rally in Paris on May 1, 2017
© Philippe Lopez, AFP | ‘Unsubmissive France’ supporters march during the annual May Day workers' rally in Paris on May 1, 2017

Opinion polls currently show Macron set to win about 60 percent of the votes in the second and final round of the elections. Analysts say that in order for him to win, however, Macron needs to secure some of the 20 percent of the first round votes that favoured Jean-Luc Mélenchon – the leader of La France insoumise, or the ‘Unsubmissive France’, movement.

Macron and Le Pen knocked out Mélenchon along with eight other candidates in the first round of voting on April 23.

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