Fillon in pole position
PARIS: Conservative candidate Francois Fillon was seen winning up to 28 percent of votes in the French presidential election’s first round next April, a poll showed yesterday, with the gap narrowing with far-right leader Marine le Pen and independent Emmanuel Macron.
Le Pen was seen placed second and qualifying for the run-off alongside Fillon in all but one scenario, with between 22 percent and 24 percent under different scenarios. Independent former economy minister Emmanuel Macron polled at between 16 percent and 24 percent. – Reuters