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President Emmanuel Macron Defeats Le Pen To Win Re-election

President Emmanuel Macron Defeats Le Pen To Win Re-election

President Emmanuel Macron Defeats Le Pen To Win Re-election

President Emmanuel Macron has been re-elected to a second term, defeating the nationalist-populist Marine Le Pen.

The 44-year-old defeated his main rival, Marine Le Pen, with 58.2% of the vote.

Mrs. Marine’s nationalist-populist scored 41.8% of the vote. 

Macron and Marine Le Pen tied for the votes in the first round, each receiving 24%.

Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, was re-elected president of France on April 24th in the second and final round of voting.

Mr. Macron is the first incumbent president of France to be re-elected in 20 years.

Emmanuel, who is also the ex-officio co-prince of Andorra, is the only president in the Fifth Republic to be re-elected by direct democratic elections while keeping a parliamentary majority.

Macron reelection speech

Mr Macron thanks the people of France for voting for him again into power.

  • He said “many French people had not voted for him for his projects, but to block the far right”. 
  • “This vote binds me for all the years to come”
  • “Above all, thank you, after five years of transformations, happy and difficult times, on April 24, 2022, a majority of you have chosen to trust me to lead the future of the Republic for the next five years.
  • “I want to thank all the activists, volunteers, fellow travelers who have been with me since the beginning.”
  • “I know what I owe you. I want to thank all the French men and women who have placed their trust in me.”
  • “I also know that many of our compatriots voted for me not to support the ideas I hold but to block the extreme right.”
  • “I want to thank them and tell them that this vote obliges me for years to come.”
  • “I am also thinking of all our compatriots who abstained, their silence expresses a refusal to choose which we must also respond to.” 
  • “From now on, I am no longer the candidate of one camp but the president of all. I know that for many of our compatriots who have chosen the far right today, the anger and disagreement that led them to this vote must also find an answer.”
  • “Today’s vote requires us to consider all the difficulties of lived lives.”
  • “The war in Ukraine is there to remind us that we are living in tragic times, where France must respond and show its strength. And we will.”
  • “We must also be caring and respectful because our country is peopled with divisions. No one will be left by the wayside.”
  • “We will not be quiet in the years to come for sure, but they will be historic. This new era will not be the continuity of the quinquennium which is ending.”

Source: Lalibre.be

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