Capital markets brace for French election 'nightmare'
The capital markets have quieted in the run up to the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, with investors hanging back and positioning themselves to navigate any volatility in the event of what could be a surprise, but nightmarish, result.
The polls going into Sunday's vote have been difficult to draw definitive conclusions from, with four candidates poised to reach the second round. Polling shows centrist Emmanuel Macron leading the race with a projected 23% of the vote.
However, far right candidate Marine Le Pen sits just one
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