Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN) has fallen at the final hurdle in her quest for the Presidency of France. Her failure comes as a great relief to Europe’s markets and political elites – except those UK eurosceptics who thought she might be a friendlier ear during Brexit negotiations. But does it merely buy more time before the last stand of the “globalists”?
Two days before the runoff of the French Presidential Election, Emmanuel Macron is still clearly leading in polls. He is expected to have 62% of voters versus 38% for Le Pen. The recent upside for Macron is the consequence of Wednesday debate between the two contenders.