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Who would you vote for in the First Round of the 2017 French Presidential Election.


Who would you vote for in the upcoming 2017 French Presidential Election?  

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  1. 1. Who would you vote for in the first round of the 2017?

    • Benoit Hamon [Parti-Socialiste] left wing secular progressive. Pro-EU (though wants a leftwing government in the EU parliment)
    • Francois Fillon [Les Republicans] Strong economic and social conservative. Mixed-EU views.
    • Marine Le Pen [Front National] Right wing populist. Anti-EU
    • Emmanuel Macron [En Marche!] Liberal/border line third way centrist. Strong EU supporter.
    • Jean-Luc Mélenchon [La France insoumise] social democrat. Critic of the EU


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7 minutes ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

Damn you! You skipped Amee Lee of the Party of Happiness... :P

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Part of me didn't want to add the 10 plus names, and another part just wanted to focus on the five likeliest candidates that will reach the second round. Though, I might do a second poll with all of the candidates that have registered 1% in a poll.

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@Sunnymentoaddict Awesome poll first of all, for me as a European, because I am following this very very closely. :)

My vote goes to Fillon, second would be Le Pen; for all others I could not see myself to vote for them...

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Thank you @Conservative Elector 2

I know most Americans are not watching the French election- aside from if Le Pen will make it to the second round- but I'm trying to watch closely since the fate of the EU might possibly rely on who wins the upcoming election. 

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Just now, Sunnymentoaddict said:

Thank you @Conservative Elector 2

I know most Americans are not watching the French election- aside from if Le Pen will make it to the second round- but I'm trying to watch closely since the fate of the EU might possibly rely on who wins the upcoming election. 

That's good. I know that many of my friends in Austria are also not very much interested in elections. But most of them do not even care about national elections, so French politics or US Senate elections etc. are no issues to discuss with them. ^^

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Oops, voted Fillon, meant to vote Macron

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1 minute ago, Biden Should've Run said:

Oops, voted Fillon, meant to vote Macron

Never mind! But welcome to the dark side :D 

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Just now, Conservative Elector 2 said:

Never mind! But welcome to the dark side :D 

Fillon is diet La Pen, whom I can't stand (or at least her political views, I have no idea what she's like as a person obviously). I quite like Macron

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@Biden Should've Run

If Fillon makes it to the second round, and not Macron, may god have mercy on your soul lol.

 

@Conservative Elector 2

Now part of me is curious how France( and this forum) will vote if Fillon and Le Pen makes it to the second round. I doubt it'll be a 2002 landslide for the Fillon,since he is for eliminating/defunding many government institutions- and that alone can convince many leftwingers to possibly look past Le Pen's right wing stances, so they can protect their social safety net. 

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Just now, Sunnymentoaddict said:

@Biden Should've Run

If Fillon makes it to the second round, and not Macron, may god have mercy on your soul lol.

 

@Conservative Elector 2

Now part of me is curious how France( and this forum) will vote if Fillon and Le Pen makes it to the second round. I doubt it'll be a 2002 landslide for the Fillon,since he is for eliminating/defunding many government institutions- and that alone can convince many leftwingers to possibly look past Le Pen's right wing stances, so they can protect their social safety net. 

I'm the sole reason he's beating everyone else oh god I'm sorry

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2 minutes ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

@Biden Should've Run

If Fillon makes it to the second round, and not Macron, may god have mercy on your soul lol.

 

@Conservative Elector 2

Now part of me is curious how France( and this forum) will vote if Fillon and Le Pen makes it to the second round. I doubt it'll be a 2002 landslide for the Fillon,since he is for eliminating/defunding many government institutions- and that alone can convince many leftwingers to possibly look past Le Pen's right wing stances, so they can protect their social safety net. 

Is guess it might be 60 - 40 when Fillon vs Le Pen is the 2nd round. The 2002 result is under no circumstances possible for Fillon. Fillon is tumbling down in polls, cause of an alleged scandal about paying his family members with taxes.

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I'm shocked any American would consider Le Pen, or any right wing extremist, if they could vote for the French. 

I selected Hamon; although, I don't know anything about him outside of your description. I'm assuming he's more balanced than the Socialist nominee on the issues, but still progressive. Macron seems like a good choice, too. 

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Hamon is sort of a Bernie Sanders-esque candidate. Among his various policy proposals are: universal basic income, legalization of marijuana, strong investments into renewable energies.

The weird thing is, Hamon(at the writing of this post) is leading the polling; yet in France Hamon is polling at 4th place, with Fillon, Macron, Le Pen all in a 3way face for first place. I will have to double check, but if Macron[En Marche!] and Le Pen[National Front] both make it to the second round; it might be the first time in the history of the Fifth Republic that two nonlarge parties make it to the second round. 

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I would vote for Fillon because I would prefer a Fillon-Le Pen 2nd round.  I would probably vote for Fillon in the second in that case. I would vote for Le Len if she was facing Macron.

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48 minutes ago, Patine said:

@vcczar @jvikings1 @Conservative Elector 2 and others:

In my alternate near future scenario set that I label "New Dawn", Le Pen canonically wins, not because I personally support her, but, as authors, playwrights, and screenplay writers famously say, "the plot demands it," at least in the long term.

That will be interesting.  I will definitely play it once released.

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I really regret, that I  do not speak French very well. The TV debate would be very interesting.

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9 hours ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I really regret, that I  do not speak French very well. The TV debate would be very interesting.

Stereotype abroad would say that I, as a Canadian, would be obliged to be fully bilingual in both French and English. Such stereotype would be wrong... :P

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Keep in mind everyone, given the way the French electoral system works, even if LePen wins the Presidential Election, she'll be very hard-pressed to control the French Parliament, or even to get a working coalition - a cohabitation scenario, as they call in French politics when the President and Prime Minister are of different and ideologically incompatible parties - is very likely, especially with the Senate, which is much more set up like the pre-18th Amendment US Senate, where the members are elected by the department and regional councils (of which FN controls very few) instead of directly by the voters.

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Macron is a neoliberal centre-right banker. He is the French version of Tony Blair honestly. I couldn't go for him even if I was left wing, I'd more go for Hamon.

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