Emmanuel Macron is the big winner from the French elections This Sunday. Despite the growth of the far-right, represented in the second round by Marine Le Pen, the newest president in the history of France renews his term with 58.2% of the vote, according to the first predictions. With 41.8% of Marine Le Pen’s vote in the second round, the far right has reached a historic value in the presidential election.
The first forecasts are for Emmanuel Macron to win 58.2%. According to estimates by Ipsos-Sopra Steria, Le Pen’s profit is 41.8% for the French television station France Télévisions, for Radio France and France24, writes Le Monde, also speaking of an “explosion of joy” among Macron’s supporters. Concentrated in Champ-de-Mars.
A projection published by the French newspaper Le Figaro, released by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP), also indicates Macron winning with 58% of the vote. Le Pen got 42% and abstained 28.8%.
Macron was first elected on May 7, 2017, in an election in which he defeated Marine Le Pen. Five years later, the result was repeated, but with a smaller difference. That year, the French president received 66.10% of the total vote.
In the first round, Macron won with 27.84 percent, followed by 4.7 percentage points, National Union candidate (far right) Marine Le Pen, with 23.15 percent of the vote.
“Tonight’s result alone is a victory,” says Le Pen.
Responding to the first predictions of this election, which gave victory to Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen, speaking in the Arminonville pavilion, said that “tonight’s result, in and of itself, is a victory.” The ideas we represent reach new heights on election night, with over 43% of the vote. Millions of our compatriots have chosen the National Union. I express my deepest gratitude to those who trusted me in the first round and the millions who joined us in the second round.”
The great winds of freedom could have blown over the country. And Le Pen declared in his address of defeat at the Pavilion d’Armenonville, northeast of Paris, that the choice of ballot boxes, which I respect, decided otherwise.
“More than ever, I will continue my commitment to France and France. Today I have no resentment or grudges. ” said Marine Le Pen, who promised a “great electoral battle” in the legislative elections, which are also taking place this year.
‘Explosion of joy’ among Macron supporters
As soon as the first predictions appeared, a picture of Macron filled French television screens and loud shouts of joy were heard next to the Eiffel Tower where the outgoing president planned to give a victory speech.
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