04-22-2017, 03:13 PM
"The 2017 presidential election was the first in the history of the Fifth Republic in which a sitting president did not seek a second term.
On 1 December 2016, incumbent president François Hollande, acknowledging his low approval ratings, announced he would not seek a second term."
France election: Marine Le Pen sees Trump-like boost in support, but victory far from assured
"With one day before France officially heads to the polls for the first round of its presidential elections, candidate Marine Le Pen --
who has built her campaign on the populist anger that helped President Trump get elected -- is seeing a similar boost in support."
An opinion poll released Friday shows her nearly neck-and-neck with centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, a jump in the past week.