Eagles and jets do fly.. but time really flies. This must be so real to the People Of France who on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 will hit the ballot to elect their new leader. In the last minute votes hunt, the leading two rival teams, En Marche led by centrist candidate emmanuel macron and Front National Party led by the far right Marine Le Pen; have launched an all out offensive set to lower the winning chances of the opponent and woo the undecided votes their way. This is all in a bid to replace the incumbent Francois Hollande at Elysee Palace.

Countdown To The Elections

In what started as a tight throat six horse race, the young financial wizard Emmanuel Macron beat all his elders to emerge victorious in the first round of voting, closely followed by the iron lady Marine Le Pen. The two automatically qualified for a run off that will take place this Sunday, May 7th, 2017 to decide just who between the two carries the day and replaces the outgoing President of France, Francois Hollande.

Having served as Finance Minister for the highly criticized outgoing Hollande government, Emmanuel Macron is seen by his opponents as a clone of the very unpopular incumbent. Marine Le Pen terms him as someone who is living in a world of his own and not the real world.

She claims there is more to running a country than mere boardroom discussions and transactions that the finance lad is much accustomed to. She appeals to the French nationals to vote for a real experienced leader; herself.

On the other hand, Marine Le Pen is labelled in some quarters as France's Donald Trump. She takes hard line positions on sensitive matters such as the eurozone and European Union membership

The elderly are especially said to be very concerned to what may happen their savings if she takes over the Elysee Palace.

With an already disintegrating European unity, the Brexit may be shortly followed by a Frexit which is a major point in Marine Le Pen's campain. Emmanuel Macron refers to her as an extremist who should not be allowed to assume presidency at all costs. He personally observes that the European Union is a torn cloth that needs to mended, and if he tried to do that unsuccessfully, only then would he result to a Frexit.

Moving Forward

The people of France are certainly taking these process very seriously in such a time as this where the threats of terrorism, economic meltdowns, climate change and many other global threats are so real. The clock is ticking and the ball is in the French residents' court now to decide who between the tough Marine Le Pen and young sensation Emmanuel Macron takes the day come May 7th.