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Months until presidential vote, a far-right surge jolts France


(Al Jazeera) Paris, France – With about six months to go, the 2022 presidential election is already a major talking point in France.

Much of the French media is not focused on Macron’s chances of becoming the first president to be re-elected since Jacques Chirac in 2002, but rather on the rise of the far right.

In the latest election poll, published on October 6, two far-right figures are predicted secure 32 percent; 17 percent for Eric Zemmour and 15 percent for Marine Le Pen.

Macron, individually, is still seen as the favourite, with 24 percent.

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