Second round of French election could see conservative Pecresse level with Macron -poll

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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

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