Currently, voters are divided politically and the new debate is on national identity instead of politics or economy. Voters are faced with the dilemma of choosing between two radical visions. One of them is based on hope and global openness and the other is a party of national isolation based on fear. Most political leaders seam to relate more with the aspect of fear especially terrorism. Many warn that Marine Le Pen might win.
Voters are faced with the dilemma on who to vote for during the runoff. Most people are willing to vote for Le Pen if there is a chance of her winning. Even if Macrons wins, which will be a narrow one, her legislative plans will face opposition. Lack of majority will make it hard for him to enact his legislative agenda. Political professionals suggest that Macron needs to be more dramatic during the elections and win the right mandate.
In case Macron wins and fails to salvage the economy, Le Pen will be unstoppable in 2022. Le Pen is keen to exploit Macrons missteps. She has been seen as an industrial savior. Recently, she has been to Amiens where factory workers were protesting against closing the factory and moving to Poland. Le Pen has promised to do away with globalization which will preserve French jobs. Le Pen has announced her decision to step down as head of the far-right party. This had put Macron on the limelight thus increasing her popularity.
Stealing the Show
Le pen interacted with factory workers while confirming to them that their concerns were heard. She promised to fight globalization on their behalf. Even some of them started crying which gave televisions networks a great story. It was a spectacular show which definitely increased Le Pens popularity. She is growing stronger everyday and her victory cannot be ruled out.