MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls did not rule out Marine Le Pen of the right-wing Front National (FN) party might win the 2017 presidential election, at a Berlin forum on Thursday.
"All opinion polls say that candidate Marine Le Pen will reach the second tour … which shows that the balance in the French political life is in for a radical change," Valls said, as quoted by Le Parisien.
The French presidential election will be held in April and May 2017. Marine Le Pen is the flag-bearer for the populist FN party. She is running against The Republicans’ Nicolas Sarkozy and Alain Juppe, who are both vying for nomination. On Wednesday, ex-economy minister Emmanuel Macron joined the race.