Emmanuel Macron, at the time France’s economy minister and currently a candidate for the French presidency, speaks Ecole polytechnique Université Paris-Saclay on 15 December 2015. Photo: Ecole polytechnique Université Paris-Saclay (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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More than 1 in 3 French citizens living in the Benelux countries support the pro-EU candidate in this weekend’s presidential poll. That is according to a survey of the Union des Français du Benelux’s 30,000 members. 37% said they would vote for Emmanuel Macron, a former economy minister and ex-banker. François Fillon, a conservative ex-prime minister, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, an outspoken leftist, each garnered around 23%. Benoît Hamon, the Socialist party candidate, drew 8%, with 5% supporting the anti-EU populist Marine Le Pen. The poll was conducted 10-14 April. There are approximately 40,000 French nationals living in Luxembourg, with another 40,000 or so in the Netherlands and some 330,000 in Belgium.