Macron's Group Leads Le Pen's Party Ahead of EU Parliament Vote

(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron’s political grouping is currently in the lead ahead of European elections in May.

Macron’s Republic on the Move and the center-right MoDem combined have 25 percent support, followed by rival Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally party with 19 percent, according to a BVA poll published on Saturday.

The poll also showed that if the Yellow Vests, who have been holding weekly protests against the government’s policies since mid-November, put up candidates for the European elections, they would receive 4 percent of the vote.

BVA surveyed 929 adults via Internet on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21.

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