It seems that the unexpected rapid rise of the Leftist leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has terrified the neoliberal establishment in France and other European power centers. The elites don't want to risk a possible presence of Mélenchon in the second round. In case that they lose their favorite candidate, the liberal Thatcherite and former banker Emmanuel Macron, they certainly prefer the Far-Right Le Pen against the Leftist Mélenchon.
The specific weight of France could turn the European ship away from the balance of terror between the nightmares of neoliberalism and the Far-Right. It depends on the French people. It's time to go and vote massively for the Left as the only hope towards a truly democratic and humanitarian Europe.