Macron party and far-right lead in European elections surveys

Opinion polls are giving France's far-right Rassemblement National party (the former Front National) a short lead over President Emmanuel Macron's LREM party in the run-up to European Parliament (EP) elections on May 26th, while both are way ahead of the 31 other party lists, which are the most ever seen in EP elections in France.

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Although they elected an ardent defender of Europe as their president, French people are poorly mobilised over the European elections, where 33 French election lists are set to challenge each other on May 26th, reports EURACTIV France.