"The runoff is taking place in a specific atmosphere, with a part of the voters being discouraged and lost. For the first time in the history of the Fifth Republic the Republican candidate [Francois Fillon] failed to make it into the second round, receiving 19 percent of the votes. It is difficult for the right-wing voters to choose between Macron, who is considered to be the disguised incarnation of the policy of [current President Francois] Hollande and Marine Le Pen," Sterligov said, adding that despite it, election remains an important event and the French are fulfilling their duty and going to polling stations en masse.
He added that the choice is also difficult for the leftist voters, whose candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon received 19 percent in the first round and who now have to choose between the "ultra-liberal" policies of the former banker Macron and the "incarnation of evil" Le Pen. The candidate of Socialist Party Benoit Hamon only received 6 percent, which is an "unprecedented fiasco."
He added that he chose the National Front because it is the only party that "is fighting for France to remain France and not to become a colony of its former colonies."
"And it’s the only party that never had the power [as a president or among the ministers] and therefore has nothing to do with the pitiful state of the country," Sterligov said.
According to the latest polls, some 25 percent of the French citizens are expected to abstain from voting, and the French Interior Ministry estimated the turnout at 65.42 percent as of 15:00 GMT.