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President Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen were the two most-voted candidates in this Sunday’s election in France, so they will face each other in the second round of elections for president.
Macron Got it 274% Votes, his enemy The Two4,%According to official data, 95% of the votes were counted. In third place was the left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon with 21.6%, close to the president of the National League.
Le Pen and Macron have already faced each other in the second round of elections in 2017.
In this case, the European country is holding a decisive election on April 24 because none of the current 12 candidates have reached the required 50% of the vote needed to win the first round. The new French president will take office on May 13.
On Sunday night the French channel BFM TV aired the seats Macron 52% Options for voting already Le Pen 48%.
Another poll by Ifop-Fiducial predicted April 24 51% for Macron and 49% for Le PenIpsos-Sopra Steria presents a broad advantage to the current president 54% vs. 46%.
In France, a president can run for re-election only once, and each term lasts five years. If Macron wins, he will be the first president to reshuffle his post in 20 years.
After hearing the results, Macron, in his speech, called on the French to stop the far right. I invite everyone to support us, including those who did not vote for me in the first round, ”he said.
“Populism and racism, it is not FranceHe continued, “Nothing has been decided,” he added, while urging his followers not to give up.
The president also thanked the candidates who asked him to vote publicly on his candidacy.
At least Demands of five failed candidatesRon Voters should not be in favor of Le Pen Including Mலlenchon, who has previously admitted defeat in the upcoming election.
“You should not even give a vote to Le Pen!”, Said the politician of the French Insumnia movement, which has been described as the Left’s hope in the current election.
Without mentioning Macron, he said, “We do not miss the issue, we know who we will not vote for!” He added.
Republican candidate Valérie Pécresse (4.8%), environmental activist Yannick Jadot (4.5%), Communist Fabien Roussel (2.3%) and Socialist Anne Hidalgo (1.7%) clearly voted for the incumbent French leader.
“All French President”
At his campaign headquarters, after the first results were released, Le Pen asked those who did not support Macron to vote for him in the second round.
“It simply came to our notice then.All-French President“If elected, he reiterated the issues he campaigned for French values, immigration control and security.
Official figures show that by 2020 there will be about 6.8 million immigrants living in France, one-third of whom are Europeans, who make up 10% of the country’s population.
“Without waiting, I intend to sew up the tears of the shattered France, which could not be done by force until now,” he said.
Far-right Eric Gemmore showed his desire for Le Pen. The journalist, who is identified with more conservative positions than Le Pen, came in fourth with 7.0% in this Sunday’s election.
According to opinion polls, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the economy, migration and security are the most important issues in the current election race.
Recovering from the impact of the Covit-19 epidemic, France recorded its highest annual economic growth in 2021 in half a century.
But petrol prices, like energy prices, have risen, with annual inflation rising to 4.5% in March.
Unemployment in the country fell to 7.4% in the fourth quarter of 2021, slightly above the eurozone average, but close to the target set by Macron when he came to power, his promise of 7%.
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