Emmanuel Macron Reelected , Madame Le Pen Pledges To Keep Fighting
French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday by a comfortable margin.
With 57.8 per cent projected margin, French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday.
Thank you. Today on April 24, 2022, a majority of us have chosen to trust me to preside over our Republic for the next 5 years, Mr. Macron said.
I also know that many of our compatriots voted for me, not out of support my ideas support, but to block the extreme right, President observed. I want to thank them and I know that I have a duty towards them in the years to come. I am the custodian of their sense of duty, of their attachment to the Republic and of respect for the differences that have been expressed in recent weeks, he continued.
I want to thank them and I know that I have a duty towards them in the years to come Mr. Macron also expressed voters who abstained emphasising that their silence reminds him of a need to respond. I am finally thinking of those who voted for Marine Le Pen and whose disappointment I know tonight, he added, telling his supporters not to whistle. Before resuming: From now on, I am not the candidate of a camp but the president of all and all. Reelected French president promised "a humanist project, republican in its values, social and ecological”, during his victory speech on the Champs-de-Mars.
I want to carry it with force for the years to come, also being the divisions that have expressed themselves, assured the re-elected president, who promised to "continue to work for a fairer society and equality between women and men".
We have so much to do, he acknowledged, before continuing: the war in Ukraine is there to remind us that we are going through tragic times when France must speak out.
We will have to be benevolent and respectful, strong, but no one will be left by the wayside, he promised.
It will be up to us together to work for this unity by which alone we will live happier in France, and meet the challenges that await us. The years to come, for sure, will not be quiet, but they will be historic. Together, we'll have to write them, he concluded.
French direction: European Union
Surrounded by dozens of paparazzi, Mr. Macron electric Pegault arrived at the outskirts of the Champ de Mars park. In the entourage of teenagers of different cultures, together with his wife Brigitte, the French President walked to the scene set up in front of the Eiffel tower to the tune of the European Union anthem, "L'ode à la Joie", that accompanied him during his march to the Louvre in 2017.
Cheers of joy erupted as the results appeared on a giant screen at the Champ de Mars park at the foot of the Eiffel tower, where Macron supporters waved French and EU flags. People hugged each other and chanted “Macron”. The electronic music DJ filled the park with joyous and wavy sounds.
A few moments earlier, his political rival Madame Marie Le Pen congratulated President during the phone call.
After the first speech Mr. Macron walked among the people shaking hands and talking to with supporters.
After nearly one hour President returned to his residence.
EU officials relieved
Victory for the centrist, pro-European Union Macron was immediately hailed by allies as a reprieve for mainstream politics that have been rocked in recent years by Britain’s exit from the European Union, and the rise of a new generation of nationalist leaders.
Bravo Emmanuel, European Council President Charles Michel, wrote on Twitter. “In this turbulent period, we need a solid Europe and a France totally committed to a more sovereign and more strategic European Union.”
President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen congratulating to Mr. Macron said that she looked forward to continuing our excellent cooperation. Together, we will move France and Europe forward, she added. Mr. Macron will join a small club – only two French presidents before him have managed to secure a second term.
Le Pen Promises To Continue The Battle in The Parliamentary Elections
In contrast, a gathering of dejected Madame Le Pen supporters erupted in boos and whistles at a sprawling reception hall on the outskirts of Paris.
Madame Le Pen admitted defeat but vowed to keep up the fight, with the June parliamentary elections in mind.
I will never abandon the French, she said to supporters chanting “Marine! Marine!”
Madame Le Pen said on Sunday that she would keep up the political fight against President Emmanuel Macron in the run-up to June parliamentary elections, as she conceded defeat to the incumbent in France’s presidential election.
The French showed this evening a desire for a strong counterweight against Emmanuel Macron, for an opposition that will continue to defend and protect them, she told supporters after early projections indicated she had lost the election.
Indeed Madame Le Pen Party-led far-right camp won the best results in the modern history of France. We will not spoil the victory but Le Pen’s National Rally has its highest score ever, Health Minister Olivier Veran told BFM TV.
Left candidate, called in France a new Leo Trotsky's after Lenin's revival,
Jean-Luc Melenchon, hard-left candidate defeated in the first round said that although Le Pen is defeated France is not on the right path.
Mr Macron survives in a sea of abstentions, blank and invalid ballots, Mr. Melanchon added.
But in the first analysis, the political commentators have pointed at the fact that played crucial role in the reelection. The fact that majority of Jews and Muslims chose Mr. Macron after the far-right candidate who ,during the first round, suggested that she would pursue tolerance suddenly returned to her hostility of multiculturalism and religious diversity.
Last week, Madame Le Pen sharply criticised the style of Islamic prayers and attacked both the kosher and halal policies of Jews and Muslims.
It was why on Friday and Saturday, the majority of Jewish and Islamic leaders called upon faithful to help reelect President Macron.