After counting 83% of the votes, the incumbent president is gaining 55.22%, his rival, the leader of the “National Association” Marine Le Pen – 44.78% everyone". BFMTV quotes his words.
“From now on, I am not a candidate of one camp, but a president for all,” — Macron said during a speech on the Champ de Mars, addressing those who did not vote for him. times.
“You have chosen a humanistic project striving for the independence of our country, a republican project in its values, a social and environmental project— a project based on work and creativity, the release of our academic, cultural and entrepreneurial forces, — noted the head of state.
He assured that he would continue to work “in the name of a more just society and equality between women and men.”
After counting 83% of the vote, Macron gains 55.22%, his rival, leader of the “National Association” (former name «National Front») Marine Le Pen— 44.78%.
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Le Pen admitted defeat in the elections. She called Macron to congratulate him. At the same time, the politician, despite the failure, called her result in the elections “a resounding victory.”
The first round of elections in France took place on April 10. Then 27.84% of voters voted for Macron, and for Le Pen— 23.15%.
Both are running for the second time. In 2017, the incumbent head of state won with a score of 66.1% of the vote, and the leader of the “National Association” received 33.9%.
Macron became the first French president since 2002 to be re-elected for a second term. The last French leader who succeeded was Jacques Chirac (1995-2007).
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