June 3, 2023
Macron defeats Le Pen and secures a new term in France |  Globalism

Macron defeats Le Pen and secures a new term in France | Globalism

Expectations issued by the French press indicate that the President Emmanuel Macron He will be re-elected by winning the second round of Sunday (24th) against the representative of the far right Marine Le PenWho admitted defeat minutes after the polls closed. See the numbers below:

  • Macron: 57.6%
  • Luban: 42.4%
  • Macron 58.2%
  • Luban: 41.8%

The reaction of the crowd gathered at the Champ de Mars in Paris after expectations pointed to Macron’s victory in France (Photo: Ludovic MARIN / AFP)

Macron will be the first president to be re-elected in France Since the conservative Jacques Chirac (1995-2007).

“Thank you for being here again,” he told workers after voting in the northern French coastal town of Le Touquet.

Marine Le Pen He had already voted earlier in his stronghold of Hénin-Beaumont, also in the north of the country.

Less than 15 minutes after the forecast was released, candidate Le Pen spoke. She admitted defeat and said that the result was still a victory for her political movement.

The challenger also said that the will to defend what is French was strengthened, that her supporters had already pronounced their death thousands of times, but it was always wrong, and that the French political scene was recovering.

A man looks at posters of French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, April 11, 2022 – Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP

The latest polls released on Friday already indicated that the 44-year-old “República em Marcha” (LREM) candidate would beat his 53-year-old rival from the Reunion Nacional (RN), by an advantage less than in 2017, he got on 66.1% of the vote.

after five years, France It is not the same country in which the centrist first triumphed: social protests saw the first half of Macron’s term, a global pandemic trapping millions of people, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine rocked the entire European continent.

The war at the gates of the European Union marked the election campaign, although the main concern of the French is their purchasing power, in the context of rising energy and food prices.

In addition to choosing between two models of society, it was in the hands of voters to choose where they wanted in the world to have this economic and nuclear power by 2027.

In his campaign, Le Pen proposed including a “national priority” in the constitution, in order to exclude foreigners from social assistance, and advocated abandoning the integrated leadership of NATO and reducing the powers of the European Union.

A woman in a costume representing justice holds a sign reading “Environmental and social emergency: yellow, green, red and black all in Paris in the 21st century” during the Yellow Vests parade in Paris in 2019 – Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen / AFP

On the other hand, Macron has advocated a stronger Europe, whether on economic, social or defense issues, and hopes to give the party a new reformist and liberal impetus. France With his proposal to postpone the retirement age from 62 to 65, which already sparked mass protests in 2020.

One of the keys to this will be in the legislative elections that will be held on June 12 and 19. According to an opinion poll published on Friday, 66% want Macron to lose his parliamentary majority.

The last “coexistence” dates from 1997 to 2002, when Chirac appointed socialist Lionel Jospin as prime minister.

The Social Democratic prime ministers of Germany, Spain and Portugal, as well as former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, expressed their support for Macron during the campaign.