French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will be voting in the upcoming French presidential election on April 23, and a poll on Sunday shows that he will have a majority in his own country, a development that could signal the end of the Socialist era in France.
Macron’s support has surged in recent weeks, buoyed by the prospect of winning an outright majority in the presidential election that is scheduled to be held on April 27.
The poll, published on the website of the centrist, pro-business party La République en Marche, found that only 32.6 percent of the French population identified themselves as French citizens.
That was up from 31.6 in November, and up from 33.6 a year ago.
This has made Macron the most popular French president in the world and helped him secure his first-ever mandate.
The new survey, conducted by a French polling company, found 49 percent of French people had an unfavorable opinion of the president.
That’s a substantial increase from last month, when just 26 percent had an opinion of Macron.
Macron has also made the country a target for global attacks by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The president has called Putin an enemy of the people, saying he is trying to take control of the European Union.
France, along with Germany, Italy and Spain, have all taken in hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the war in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.
This influx of migrants has made France one of the most attractive destinations in the European continent for people fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and other countries.
The country has also seen a surge in attacks by ISIS-affiliated terrorists, which is a concern for Europe’s security.
The Islamic State has also launched attacks against French targets, including at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris and a restaurant in Brussels.
France has been in lockdown since the deadly attack on the Paris office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015.
French authorities have said that the attacker, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was motivated by the Muslim faith.
He had a bomb on his belt and a knife, authorities said, and he was shot by police.
He was arrested later in the day and died in custody.