A political novice who has never before acted in elected office, collided with the far right nationalist from the periphery of French politics - it's safe to say that the presidential elections in France will go down in history.
In the first round of France defeated Emmanuel macron. 7 may will take place the 2nd round of voting between Him and marine Le Pen. Third place is a close race between the left favorite Jean-Luc Melenchon and scandalous Republican Francois Fillon, the only leader representing mainstring France.
Two parties dominate French politics since the 1980s years - as the Republicans and Democrats in the US, although in France, the major parties often supported by coalition partners. Benoit Hamon, chosen by the socialists to replace Hollande, struggling trying to get out of the shadow of his predecessor, retaining only about 6.3% of the votes in Sunday's elections.
Macron has promised to reform the system of welfare and pension systems of France, a policy that is favourable to business, and increase defense spending. The weakness of the left and right soft seemed to have created the perfect circumstance for a centrist like macron, who was referred to as a voters Fillon and right-wing socialists. Makron is a strong supporter of the EU, unlike his opponent.
Marine Le Pen will face the Makron in the second round on 7 may. The leader of the far-right National front ousted the racist, anti-Semitic party founded by her father Jean-Marie Le pen, closer to the mainstream and put himself within reach of the Presidency.
Antiimmigrant, economically conservative and a supporter of pulling out of France from the European Union and NATO, the election of Le Pen would be a serious break with tradition of French politics. Her chances were reinforced by fears of terrorism and the ongoing refugee crisis, and they saw support in terms of antimicrobial policies.
Despite its strong manifestation in the first round of voting, Le Pen would face a much larger hurdle if it is to fend off the challenge from the Macron, around which the political support has merged.
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