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French Socioeconomic Concerns

French Socioeconomic ConcernsFrench Socioeconomic Concerns

A majority of French say that economic and social issues should be the top priority for candidates in next year’s presidential election, an Elabe poll showed, Bloomberg reported. About 64% of voters say the economy and social matters are more important than questions about the French identity and security in the presidential campaign, according to a poll of 1,002 voters published Saturday. The poll was taken Aug. 29 and 30. With more than a dozen candidates competing for the presidential nomination of France’s opposition Republican party and politicians such as Socialist Arnaud Montebourg running on the left, the French election is gathering pace. It will be held in two rounds on April 23 and May 7 next year. Asked which party they trust most to improve the economy and create jobs, 23% of those surveyed opted The Republicans, 18% the National Front and 11% the Socialists. Some 48% of those surveyed said they had confidence in none of those three.