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Which French presidential candidate is the best match for you?

© Joël Saget, AFP | The five leading candidates in the French presidential election

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-04-17

FRANCE 24, in partnership with Vox Pop Labs, has launched the Vote compass, a tool designed to help users find out which presidential candidate in France's upcoming elections shares their values.

With less than three weeks to go before the first round of presidential elections – and with 11 candidates in the race – more than a third of French voters still haven't decided whom they will choose on April 23, according to the most recent Cevipof poll for French daily Le Monde. FRANCE 24 partnered with Vox Pop Labs to create a Vote compass to help voters get a clearer sense of their options.

This tool has been developed with the help of a scientific panel made up of political scientists from Sciences Po Bordeaux, Quebec's Université Laval and the University of Iowa. The principle is simple: After responding to a series of questions about the candidates on an assortment of campaign themes, the Vote compass tells the web user how those responses stack up with answers provided by the candidates themselves.

Once those results are compiled, the Vote compass also enables comparisons between each candidate's responses based on individual themes and the questions asked. Their stances on secularism or gender equality, say, will no longer hold any secrets for you.

For that matter, new questions will be added right up until the end of the campaign, so don't hesitate to take the test again to see whether the candidate selected as your closest match hasn't changed in the meantime.

To launch FRANCE 24's Vote compass, click here.

 

Date created : 2017-04-05

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