In the second election confrontation, Emmanuel Macron repeats the victory over Marine Le Pen and renews the presidency with more than 58 per cent of the vote against the 41.2 per cent achieved by the leader of the national federation.
The widening margin revealed in the first forecasts overturned the hopes of a far-right candidate who tried to get to Élysé for the third time. Macron, who rushed to the French political scene in 2017 at the age of 39, is the first French president to be re-elected after Jacques Chirac in 2002. At least four million votes. The non-voting rate, the highest since 1962, was 28.2 percent, exceeding the 25.4 percent registered in 2017.
Thousands of Macron supporters focused on Champ-de-Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower and reacted to the first reflections between the flags of France and the European Union and the collective and unanimous intonation of the “Marseilles”.
“Extreme victory.” Thus, Marine Le Pen defined the result of the vote in the Pavilion d’Armenonville a few minutes after nearly 42% of the vote was achieved (two million more than in 2017) as a significant increase for the party. leads to 33.9 per cent conquered five years ago.
“Tonight, the French showed they wanted a strong counterweight to Emmanuel Macron,” Le Pen shot in his defeat speech, already referring to the June legislature, during which he promised “opposition that will continue to defend them.” . [aos franceses] and to protect them from declining purchasing power, attacks on freedoms, lowering the retirement age promised by Macron, insecurity, anarchist immigration, and laxity in the judiciary. “
Summary of election tickets repeated by the candidate for nausea during the proximity campaign.
Blocking on the far right
At 9:40 p.m., Macron arrives in Champ-de-Mars to speak to his supporters in a victory speech in which he begins by showing the difficult years of the first season over the “yellow vest” rebellion and pandemic he directed against the youngest president of all time against those who rejected vaccination and saw their individual freedom under threat: “After five years of change, happy and difficult times, including exceptional crises. Today, April 24, 2022, most of us have decided to trust me as President of the Republic for the next five years.”
Macron would also assume that many of those who voted for him did so primarily to stop the rise of the far right, which is now more evident. “I also know that many of our compatriots voted for me today [ontem], not to support the ideas I have brought, but to prevent the far right. And I want to tell you here that I am aware that this promise will bind me for years to come. I will protect my sense of duty, your contact with the Republic and I will respect the disagreements expressed in recent weeks. “
In a short speech that was far from the euphoria of 2017, the person still in charge of Europe’s second largest economy asserted that he was the president of all the French. “From now on, I am no longer a candidate for the industry, I am the president of everyone. I know that for many of our compatriots who [ontem] chose the far right, the hatred and disagreements that made them vote for the far right must be answered. That is my responsibility. “