That should (hopefully) wake the damn bureaucrats in Brussels up
I wish it were that easy. If Macron wins by 7 votes in the second round they will take as an absolute victory and as a mandate for further integration. If Le Pen wins in either round they might make the French hold another election (I'm completely serious).
An explanation I read years ago that makes sense is that many politicians in EU institutions think of integration as being like a shark, if it's not constantly moving forward it will die. They are completely unable to imagine any other scenario..
The migrant crisis needs to be solved
EU politicians want the migrant crisis, every single thing they do encourages more low-skilled low educated people to risk their lives in a risky trip across the Mediterranean. If they didn't want that they would stop it (or try to stop it). don't ask me why but they do.
There needs to be a common strategy
the only common strategy that will work is repatration and/or force in turning people back (and that's presuming that Merkel et al want to stop it which....they don't they want to increase it)
Maybe the French election accelerates that a bit
It will accelerate something. A Le Pen victory might be shock therapy and wake some people up, a Macron victory will accelerate the self-destruction of the EU as he seems to be on board with all the processes tearing the EU apart.