White House: US watching French elections
The US is watching the French presidential elections, but does not have any predictions.
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki commented on the upcoming French presidential elections, saying the US is watching the developments but does not have any predictions.
Psaki told a press briefing on Friday, "We are watching the French election, we don't have any predictions."
The last round of polls ahead of the first round of the French presidential elections shows incumbent President Emmanuel Macron slightly pulling ahead of his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
The polls are set to open in just two days, on Sunday, and they will be followed by the run-off elections on April 24.
Elabe poll predicted that Macron could win 26% of the votes, while it put his radical opponent just 1% behind him at 25%. Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon came in third place with 17.5%, and his far-right counterpart Eric Zemmour came in fourth with 8.5%. Republican candidate Valerie Pecresse came in fifth with 8% of the vote.
All in all, Macron is projected to win 51% against Le Pen, poised to get 49%.