Marine Le Pen is set to lose, polls show

LILLE, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: French far-right party National Front leader Marine Le Pen attends a press conference in a restaurant on January 27, 2017 in Denain near Lille, France. Since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president on Nov. 8, the French race has been closely-watched as another crucial battle between populist and establishment forces (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

The far-right and extremely homophobic Presidential hopeful is left behind in the first round of election in France as the resent poll showed. The French presidency involves two rounds of voting – the first with all candidates, then the top two, who go through to the second and final round. And her main rival, the LGBT-supporting centrist Emmanuel Macron, is currently leading the polls. The new poll has him leading with 26%, while Le Pen is on 25%, and right-wing candidate Fillon at 20%. Marine Le Pen came under fire as she promised to cancel same-sex marriages which are legal in France since 2013 replacing them with a modernized form of civil unions. Although, some LGBT Frenchmen still support madame Le Pen because of the education and security reforms she plans to provide. As for Macron, he promised to keep the gay marriage and to fight against discrimination of LGBT employees.


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