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    Candidate Macron Considered Most Persuasive in French Pre-Election Debate

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    An Elabe poll reveals that French independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appeared to be the most persuasive of all other participants in the first pre-election debate.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — French independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appeared to be the most persuasive of all other participants in the first pre-election debate, an Elabe poll showed.

    According to the poll for the BFMTV broadcaster, 29 percent of French believe Macron has been the most persuasive during the debate, while 20 percent of the voters named the leader of the left-wing political movement La France Insoumise (Unsubmissive France), Jean-Luc Melenchon. Far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen and The Republicans presidential candidate Francois Fillon both received 19 percent of the vote, while socialist candidate Benoit Hamon got 11 percent.

    A total of 1,157 people participated in the survey.


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    • Drain the swamp
      Both babich/simonyan are sleeping, there is a zio asset within Sputnik that it selecting such articles. The synagogue of satan has infiltrated Sputnik to favor its gay candidate macron.
    • rockinpenguin
      This is a totally false poll... So obviously forged that almost everybody in France is making fun of it... throughout the evening there was an ongoing live poll happening on TF1's facebook page, and results were displayed real time on the screen. It collected more than 35 000 votes and placed Mélenchon first with a little more than 50%... Le Pen followed at 18-19% and macron was way behind in third at 12%
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