PARIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) – French conservative right-wing politician Valerie Pecresse is seen tying with President Emmanuel Macron in a second round of the 2022 presidential election, according to a poll on Wednesday by Elabe conducted for BFM TV and L’Express.
The poll put Macron in the lead in the first round of voting, albeit down 3 percentage points from before at 23 percent, though above 17 percent each for Pecresse and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
If Pecresse made it through to the second round final vote she would tie with Macron, with both scoring 50%, the poll showed.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
Photo – French conservative right-wing politician Valerie Pecresse. EPA-EFE/IAN LANGSDON