The majority of Russians support Le Pen as a candidate for the French presidency
MOSCOW, may 2 — RIA Novosti. Of the two candidates reaching the second round of presidential elections in France, more than 60% of Russians sympathize with the leader of the party “national front” marine Le Pen, her opponent, former economy Minister Emmanuel Macron support 8%, the survey showed the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).
A nationwide survey “polls-Sputnik” was held on 25-26 April 2017 among 1.2 thousand respondents by telephone interviews. The statistical error does not exceed 3.5%.
Among the candidates for the presidency of France most recognizable in Russia, according to the survey, was marine Le Pen, have heard about it or know 71% of respondents.
Second place recognition was shared by françois Fillon and Emmanuel macron — heard about them every second Russian (52% and 50%, respectively). Name Jean-Luc Mélenchon are familiar with only one-third of respondents (34%), say the sociologists.
“The sympathies of the Russians on the side of Le Pen to her expresses 61% of respondents, while the Macron is only 8%. A quarter of Russians (26%) is not sympathetic to any of qualified for the second round candidates”, — stated in the materials of the survey, which is available to RIA Novosti.
General Director VTSIOM Valery Fedorov said that these elections attracted significant attention from the Russians. The expert connects it with the deep bilateral ties, the Russian Federation and France, and with the sharp UPS and downs of the election campaign.
“But the most important thing for us, of course, the question about what kind of policy towards Russia would lead the next President of France? In this context, it becomes clear sympathy decisive majority of Russians in favor of marine Le Pen, clearly and unambiguously expressed in normalization and overcome the current conflict between Russia and the West,” — said Fedorov, commenting on the survey results.
The first round of presidential elections was held in France on April 23. For the post of the head of state claimed 11 candidates.
According to final interior Ministry figures, in the first round the leader of the movement “Forward”, the former Minister of the economy Emmanuel macron scored 24,01% of the vote, the leader of the party “national Front” marine Le Pen with 21.3%
They came out in the second round.
The candidate from the party “the Republicans”, the ex-Prime Minister Francois Fillon dropped out of the presidential race from 20.1% of the vote. The leader of the movement “Rebellious France,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon scored of 19.58%. The name of the new President of France will be known after may 7, when there will be a second round of voting.
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