Anti-gay Marriage Marine Le Pen Could Scrape to Victory in Unpredictable Four-way French Election

Far-right French politician Marine Le Pen, who has pledged to abolish same-sex marriage, to is tipped to do well in the first round of the country’s Presidential election this week.

France is set to go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new President to replace outgoing Socialist François Hollande.

From the crowded field of candidates, none are expected to achieve a majority, meaning the top two will go forward to a May 7 run-off.

Of the eleven candidates, four are currently all near-tied with around 20 percent of the vote – centrist Emmanuel Macron, scandal-plagued conservative François Fillon, far-left Eurosceptic Jean-Luc Mélenchon, and the far-right Le Pen.