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Published: Sat, March 18, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

French election: Odds of Macron Presidency improved after Dutch election

French election: Odds of Macron Presidency improved after Dutch election

The survey also indicated that the voting intention figures both for Macron and Fillon against Le Pen in the run-off remained unchanged since Thursday.

In an interview with the former Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, the Front National leader, who leads opinion polls in the French presidential election campaign, said the United Kingdom had found the "keys to the jail" represented by the EU.

She was asked by Mr Farage if the EU's hardline stance on Brexit was putting the interests of Brussels above French workers, given her country's trade links with the UK.

Le Pen said Macron, who is strongly pro-EU, represented "the opposite of what Brexit stands for and the choice made by the British people".

"While we've seen French bonds underperform, they haven't underperformed enough to look attractive for the risk you are still taking because of the risk that Le Pen could pull off an election win", Zahn said, adding that he does not own French government bonds in the European funds he manages. The odds of Le Pen Presidency declined after the Dutch election, where incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD became the largest party beating PVV.

Asked whether she had requested a meeting with May herself, Le Pen said she had not, but would have to meet May if she was elected.

That prospect is worrying Brits living in France who fear the double whammy of Britain leaving the European Union and nationalist Le Pen, who once said she wanted to "explode the EU", taking charge in France.

Ms Le Pen suggested that she would push for a constitutional amendment to that end and submit it to a referendum in French Polynesia. It was a farce, and this is not my state of mind for the negotiation, ' she said.

"I see no reason why France and Britain should not have excellent relations - we are old allies".

The former Ukip leader interviewed the French presidential hopeful for radio station LBC in a chat which covered Theresa May and Brexit.

During the hour-long interview broadcast on Farage's LBC show on Wednesday night, during which Le Pen faced few tough questions, the FN leader said she felt a "sense of relief" after Brexit.

"I find it hard to understand the consistency of ideas and convictions in this approach".

"I do not understand this inconsistency, this contradiction".

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