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Le Pen Can Win French Vote Only With Record Low Turnout: Goldman

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Donovan: Market Concerns Are About Le Pen's Position

Chances of France’s far right candidate Marine Le Pen being in the second round of the French presidential elections this spring may be high. The risk of seeing the leader of the anti-EU party Front National winning the vote are very thin however, according to Goldman Sachs.

For Le Pen to become president, Goldman estimates that it requires either a drop of the participation rate to levels “never seen in history for any election” below 40% assuming a stable electoral base for the Front National, Goldman’s economist Alain Durre wrote in a note to clients on Feb. 6.