"France’s opposition party will field eight candidates in primaries to decide who will lead it in next year’s presidential election. Polls suggest the winner of the November two-round party vote will become the country’s next leader".
The LR (Les Republicains), France´s opposition party, prepares for next year elections.8 candidates will be field in a two-round vote that will decide who will be running for President in May. These primaries, the first ones in French right wing´s history, could get to be a huge success. According to Gaël Sliman, president of the Odoxa polling institute ," It should be massive; if it tops four million voters it will be a great success". Either Alain Juppé or Nicolas Sarkozy are expected to be the main two rivals . Juppé, current major of the city of Bordeaux, seems to the be in the lead to win but not very far from Sarkozy. Almost every poll agrees that whoever wins this November will face Marine le Pen in the second-round runoff next May. Emmanuel Macron, former member of the government of François Hollande, has been pointed as the only candidate in the PS who could turn the table and steal that place in the second-round to the right candidate. On the other hand, François Hollande, whose popularity rate has gone down to a 18%,is likely to have no option of going forward for a second term.Les frondeurs, the rebels of the Socialist Party ,would be trying to find an opponent to defeat him in the PS´ primaries.