2017 French Presidential Election

Monday 24 April 2017

Perspectives and Investment Strategies in the Aftermath of the First Round

The French presidential elections remained uncertain until the end:

  •  Four potential candidates for the second round: François Fillon, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Mélenchon,
  •  Two pro-Europeans (François Fillon and Emmanuel Macron), two Eurosceptic or even Europhobes (Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon),
  •  A candidate of a traditional party (François Fillon), a candidate without an official party (Emmanuel Macron), and two "extremist" or "populist" candidates, one from the right (Marine Le Pen), one from the left (Jean-Luc Mélenchon).

In short, 4 candidates, 3 men, 1 woman and 6 possible outcomes.
The polls were tight to the end, though with one pair constantly leading the race: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

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