10:23 GMT27 January 2020
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    French far-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, the leader of the left-wing political movement La France Insoumise (Unsubmissive France), is projected to beat The Republicans' party nominee Francois Fillon in the first round of the French presidential election, a fresh poll showed Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Ifop-Fiducial survey revealed that Melenchon's ratings grew 1 point and now stands at 19 percent while Fillon's projected vote share has not changed, standing at 18.5.

    Voter's intentions toward far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and independent Emmanuel Macron remained the same since Monday. Le Pen has preserved her one-point lead over Macron, 24 to 23 percent.

    The first round of the presidential election in France is set for April 23, while the run-off vote is slated for May 7.

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