Macron Reaches Out to Disillusioned Voters

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told backers of Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Melenchon that he understands their anger, seeking to extend his reach among voters with five days before the country’s most tumultuous presidential election in recent history.

With the populist candidates from the far right and far left garnering more that 40 percent of the vote in the first round of the election on April 23, luring them is a key piece of any winning strategy for Macron. The front-runner pledged he will take into account factors that have driven voters to extreme parties if he’s elected president next week.

“I hear this anger,” Macron said on RMC radio Tuesday. “I’ll never judge someone who votes for the National Front. You’ll never hear me with this sort of moralizing discourse.”


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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