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France Prepares for a Tight Presidential Runoff Between Macron and Le Pen

MIN READApr 11, 2022 | 16:49 GMT

Photos of French President Emmanuel Macron and right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen are displayed on the front pages of French newspapers at a newsstand in Paris on April 11, 2022, after Macron and Le Pen won the most and second-most votes, respectively, in the first round of France's presidential election.

Photos of French President Emmanuel Macron and right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen are displayed on the front pages of French newspapers at a newsstand in Paris on April 11, 2022, after Macron and Le Pen won the most and second-most votes, respectively, in the first round of France's presidential election.

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After the first round of France's presidential race, Emmanuel Macron's reelection is the most likely scenario, which would ensure domestic and foreign policy continuity. However, a disruptive far-right victory is still possible and the results demonstrate growing polarization that will complicate future governing. Centrist incumbent candidate Macron received 27.8% of the vote in the first round of France's presidential election on April 10, followed by right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen with 23.1%. The two candidates will face each other in a runoff election on April 24. Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, meanwhile, came in third place with 22.2% of the vote, followed by far-right candidate Eric Zemmour with 7.1%. After the election, the conservative candidate Valerie Pecresse (4.8%), the green candidate Yannick Jadot (4.6%) and the socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo (1.7%) all called for their supporters to vote for Macron in the runoff election. Melenchon asked his supporters not to vote...

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