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France: Exit Polls Show Macron Winning Reelection as President

France: Exit Polls Show Macron Winning Reelection as President

Macron projected to win 58.2 percent of the votes ahead of Marine Le Pen’s 41.8.

French President Emmanuel Macron has succeeded in his reelection bid winning 58.2 percent of the votes ahead of Marine Le Pen’s 41.8, exit polls show. “Macron reelected as President,” the French newspaper Le Monde declared as polls closed on Sunday evening and first projections emerged.

French state broadcaster France24 reported the early projections:

Emmanuel Macron was elected to a second term as French president on Sunday evening with 58.2% of the vote, according to an estimate from the Ipsos polling institute. His far-right challenger Marine Le Pen won 41.8% of the vote in an election that saw the country’s highest abstention rate in 50 years.

In the first round of presidential election held on April 1o, Macron led the poll with 27.8 percent of votes against 23.1 percent secured by Le Pen.

Before running for the country’s highest office in 2017, 44-year-old Macron was a French civil servant, and briefly served as an adviser to Socialist President Francois Hollande. In 2016, he created En Marche, a centrist pro-EU party, ahead of his presidential bid.

Le Pen Vows to Continue

In her concession speech, Le Pen promised to continue her political struggle. The 53-year-old nationalist candidate was making her third run for the presidency.

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported Le Pen remarks:

In a speech to her supporters in Paris, Le Pen said she had “no hard feelings” over the defeat.

“We have been buried a million times already and our adversaries want us to disappear. But I still have hope … that French citizens do not trust their government and those are feelings that I share.”

The far-right leader warned that Macron’s next term was likely to show as “much contempt and brutality” for the ordinary French voter as his previous term.

In a hint about her future, Le Pen said: “I’m going to continue to work for France and French citizens with the dedication that you know that I am capable of.”

Le Pen is daughter of Jean-Marie, the right-wing politician who unsuccessfully ran for the presidency five times. She took over the National Front party’s leadership from her father in 2011. In 2018, Le Pen rebranded National Front to Rassemblement National, or National Rally.

Biden Admin Was “Freaking Out” at Prospect of a Le Pen Win

Macron’s victory will come as a huge relief to the Biden White House which was reportedly “freaking out” the prospect of a Le Pen win, The Politico reported last month. “There is growing concern within President Joe Biden’s administration about the narrowing polls in the French presidential election that show a tight race between incumbent Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen,” the news outlet added.

EU Cheers the Election Outcome

The European Union saw itself as a big winner of the day. The EU top brass congratulated Macron on retaining the hold on the French presidency.

The French TV channel Euronews reported:

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election. “I look forward to continuing our excellent cooperation. Together, we will move France and Europe forward,” she tweeted. (…)

“Warm congratulations dear Emmanuel Macron,” tweeted Charles Michel. “In these turbulent times, we need a solid Europe and a France that is totally committed to a more sovereign and more strategic European Union.”

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The only way I’ve been able to describe France: It’s French, isn’t it? Their sense of humor makes the north koreans look jovial.

I’ve been there and except for SOME cheeses, SOME wines and inventing the art of rioting, they at least had Notre Dame….oh wait.

E Howard Hunt | April 24, 2022 at 4:57 pm

So again, the country favors a little twerp who married a woman his mother’s age. It seems only the aberrant can get elected to high office in the west.

The French continue to prove they’re idiots.

healthguyfsu | April 24, 2022 at 5:33 pm

France will always find a way to France it up.

Nice try Marine. Too bad Macron won. The EU and WEF are relieved for now.

Some people learn from the mistakes of the US.
Some people learn only from their own.

Like to know for sure that it seems from what very little I see of French/ European news is like ours it’s totally run by the Socialists, Le Pen got no more fair shake than DJT got here.
Anyone else on this?

LePen pushed 16 points closer this time closing half the 32 point gap of the previous run off. It isn’t victory but that’s a big swing. When various EU policies, delayed until after the FR elections, go into effect look for further buyers remorse. Not to mention Macron will rapidly depart the center left ground he occupied for the lead up to elections and go further left globalist.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to CommoChief. | April 24, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    The question is whether France will survive as an entity under whichever Constitution this is until the next scheduled election.

    Subotai Bahadur

thalesofmiletus | April 24, 2022 at 10:03 pm

All the people who destroyed the economy during the pandemic are getting re-elected. The people are idiots. The West is finished.

Is this enough defeats yet to stop pretending “leftwing populists” either are on our side on any issue, or that they are ever going to vote for someone on our side, or that they will fail to show up for the leftwing candidate?

If conservative populism had any appeal to leftwing populists Le Penn would have won.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Danny. | April 25, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    This might be a shock to you, but peoples around the world in different countries and cultures are very different, both socially and politically.

    Trying to put everyone into a “left” or “right” camp for every country around the world is overly simplistic.

If I were a French voter I would have voted for Zemmour in the first round, but Macron in the second. I could not support Le Pen, because she promised to ban kosher slaughter, which would make Jewish life in France difficult to impossible.

She claimed that Jews could simply import meat, but for a country with a Jewish population the size of France’s that is not a practical option. There isn’t enough supply in other countries, and the Jews of several neighboring countries already rely on imports from France.

Even if there were enough supply, it would raise the price of kosher meat to a point where most people could not afford it, which would drive many away from observance altogether. It would be difficult to persuade someone to start living a Jewish life, if that meant becoming a vegetarian most of the year.

Finally, there’s the hypocrisy of it. Le Pen insisted she would not ban hunting or bullfighting, because those are traditional. But shechita is just as traditional as those things. It has been practiced in France for the last 1200 years or more, except for the dark periods when the Jews were expelled. Surely those are not times she wants to go back to. Or does she?

Google: “Did you mean French Military Defeats?”
🙂

    Danny in reply to rduke007. | April 25, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    How does Verdun sound? Or how about when they gave us our independence by defeating the Royal Navy forcing Cornwallis to surrender? Or how about Austerlitz?

    The Bush era over the top France hatred has to end. If we had listened to them and not invaded Iraq the world and America would be much better off.

      Verdun? You mean when the Brits engaged the Germans at the Somme to draw away German troops? I guess that’s a French win, but hardly a shining example.

      The French and the Spanish were very instrumental in our winning the Revolutionary War, no doubt about that, but they did that more with financial and arms support than actually fighting for us (as is normal in such situations, so no shade thrown here at France (or Spain), and they did fight, too.).

      I don’t think people hate the French. And certainly not because of Bush. It’s just a sort of meme thing that the French run from battles, waving their baguettes and shouting insults. It doesn’t have to be true, it’s just a joke sort of thing. Remember the fabulous Monty Python segment: https://youtu.be/QSo0duY7-9s ? You really need to stop taking everything so seriously. Sometimes things are funny (even if they aren’t strictly true, but then that’s what humor is, right?), and it’s okay to laugh and have a sense of humor. We’re not leftists.

        healthguyfsu in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | April 25, 2022 at 11:35 pm

        And we paid them in kind during that little German uprising across Europe in the 30s/40s

        Their military track record is still not kind historically.

rduke007: “Did you mean French Military Defeats?”

A few important French military victories:

• Allia
• Tours
• Orléans
• Yorktown
• Austerlitz
• Verdun

DaniBenGolani | April 25, 2022 at 9:10 am

Regardless who would have won ( Emmanuel did ) France 🇫🇷 will continue to decline 👉🏼 Very high taxes,
a massive welfare state which enables Muslims and their Weltanschauung,
a constant threat of terror and large scale massacres by Muslims,
out of control lethal antisemitism which leads many brilliant Jews to make Aliya,
militant unions,
an ever increasing wealth gap because of taxes, regulations, welfare costs etc,
massive Muslims slums across the nation acting as terror breeding grounds,
a centralized political system which fails to deal with many local problems,
massive strikes which paralyse the entire country,
high cost of living.
The one thing France has going for itself apart from fashion, food and its countryside is the government’s ability to use lethal force against Islam. Something Germany 🇩🇪 still needs to discover.

    healthguyfsu in reply to DaniBenGolani. | April 25, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    It’s precisely why the progressives of this country cling to France’s ideals. It is all superfluous style and no substance for the most part.

    France is a polished and artfully garnished turd served up for Europe to dine upon at this point.

As The Daily Mail noted, it was a choice between plague and cholera,

Question for historians: When was the last time the French had a truly exceptional leader that made their lives better?

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