Almost three quarters of French against ditching #euro

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
belgaimage-60326960_euroAlmost three quarters of French people are against leaving the eurozone currency bloc and returning to the franc, a survey showed on Friday (10 March), in bad news for far-right leader Marine Le Pen who advocates a so-called ‘Frexit’, writes Michel Rose.

Some 72% of the French polled by the Elabe polling institute in a survey published in Friday’s (10 March) Les Echos newspaper were opposed to ditching the euro and returning to a national currency, with 44% saying they were “very opposed”.

Le Pen, one of the leading candidates in April-May’s presidential election, wants to hold a referendum about France’s EU membership and take France out of the euro to return to a new French franc.

Opinion polls show she would be defeated by pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron or conservative Francois Fillon.

However, showing the French were less enthusiastic about the European Union’s current state, some 37% of respondents in the Elabe poll said being a member of the 28-country club had “more disadvantages than advantages”.

Some 31% said it had “more advantages than disadvantages” and 32% said the positives and negatives were on par.

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