MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Odoxa survey, centrist Francois Bayrou is the second favorite with a backing of 22 percent for his potential appointment as prime minister.
The survey continued to demonstrate that, while Juppe enjoys strong enough support across the political specter, including the left, Bayrou's standing with the right-wing respondents, excluding the National Front party, stands at a mere 8 percent.
According to the poll, 76 percent of the French believe that the choice of the prime minister will have a significant influence on the outcome of the June legislative election.
Juppe served as the prime minister under Jacques Chirac in 1995-1997 and as Foreign Minister under two presidents: Francois Mitterrand from 1993 to 1995, and Nicolas Sarkozy from 2011 to 2012.
Bayrou held the position of Minister of National Education in 1993-1997 and is currently the leader of the Democratic Party, which is allied with Macron's En Marche! movement.