French government sources said that it is likely that the first round of the French presidential elections will be held on the tenth of April 2022, while the second round will take place on the 24th of the same month.
The Ministry of Interior declined to comment, while the Prime Minister’s Office said it would hold a conference to announce the final date for the upcoming presidential elections.
An opinion poll showed French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are still the potential “final contenders” in the 2022 presidential election.
The poll, conducted by the Harry Interactive Institute, expected outgoing President Macron to win 53 percent of the vote (a point lower than last month), compared to 47 percent for the leader of the National Rally, Le Pen, during the second round of the presidential elections.
It is expected that the difference in the first round between the candidates will be narrow, according to the results of this opinion poll, and Le Pen will have a large percentage in the age group between 35 and 49 years, while Macron is expected to win a majority, especially among those over 65 years old.
61% of the respondents consider Marine Le Pen’s approaches to economic issues as unreliable