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Weekly Comic: Marine Le Pen looks to shake up French politics, threatening the future of the euro zone

EconomyFeb 09, 2017 05:00AM ET
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Investing.com - Political uncertainty continues to drive financial markets, with investors largely focused on French politics this week.

Recent opinion polls showed far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen winning the first round of France's presidential election on April 23, beating out centrist Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon.

Le Pen has vowed to pull France out of the euro zone and hold a vote on its membership in the European Union.

Despite most polls indicating that Macron would beat her in the run-off vote on May 7, traders feared over the possibility of a Brexit or Trump-style shock result.

Adding to the mood of uncertainty, elections will also be held in the Netherlands in March, Germany in September and possibly Italy, underscoring political risk in the world’s biggest single market.

The mounting political worries hit the euro, with the single currency falling to a more than one-week low of 1.0638 against the dollar on Wednesday.

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Weekly Comic: Marine Le Pen looks to shake up French politics, threatening the future of the euro zone
 

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Mark Scott
Mark Scott Feb 09, 2017 1:26PM GMT
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the EU and the UN are not in the peoples best interest. remove them as they are failing 99% off humans
Dominic Ormston
Dominic Ormston Feb 09, 2017 12:26PM GMT
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What has happened to the world?
Walter Meiring
Walter Meiring Feb 09, 2017 12:37PM GMT
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Very interesting world that we live with all the knew pres. and prime minister!!!
John Cox
John Cox Feb 09, 2017 1:12PM GMT
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Sanity. The people are tired of corruption and disregard for local conditions. For once the people are holding politicians responsible for incredibly bad leadership.
Jonny Blaze
Jonny Blaze Feb 09, 2017 10:58AM GMT
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They call her the French Trump!
 
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