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It's only a month until the first round of France's presidential election, but nearly half of voters still aren't sure who to back. An opinion poll, by Odoxa for France and for radio, finding 43% are hesitating between several candidates. Reflecting an unprecedented uncertainty in French electoral history, and underlining a volatile campaign.
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Polls show, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron, and far right leader, Marine Le Pen, are likely to lead in the first round, heading to a May runoff, where an easy win is predicted for Macron.>>
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> But the ballot box for the left is looking shaky, voters for right wing candidates, Le Pen and embattled conservative Francois Fillon, are more settled in their choices.
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60% of Le Pen's potential supporters have definitely decided, and 57% of Fillon's. Comparing with 47% of Macron's, and less than 45% for leading left wing contenders. Fillon, once the front runner, has been slipping in popularity since reports surfaced in January, alleging he paid his wife with public funds for work she may not have done.
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He's accused President Francois Hollande of being involved in a government plot to spread damaging media leaks. Voters have until April 23rd, to make up their minds.