The four-way battle to be French president

Latest opinion polls show race has tightened ahead of first round

14th April, 2017
With Jean-Luc Mélenchon (third from left) gaining in polls, it's now a four-way race Pics: Getty

With just over a week to go to the first round of France’s presidential election, the latest opinion poll suggests that the race has tightened considerably, with the campaign of far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon continuing to gather momentum.

Mélenchon, however, has gained 1.5 points and is now third with 20 per cent. Centre-right candidate Francois Fillon, whose campaign has been hit by allegations of financial irregularities, is also up one point...

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