French Nationalist Leader a Favorite of 2nd Round in Presidential Elections

Nationalist’s candidate in French Presidential Elections Marine Le Pen favored by Russia for the first time has reached high level of popular support in second round.

Leader of National Front can count on 26 percent of vote, according to the recent  OpinionWay Institute poll.

Second most popular leader Emmanuel Macron has received 22 percent. His rival Francois Fillon saw his rating falling to 21 percent.

French Institute that conducted recent poll said that Le Pen may receive 40 percent of vote in the second round.

First round of Presidential Election in France will take place on April 28, that will be followed by second round on May 7th, 2017.