Le Pen leads presidential race in most French overseas territories


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A candidata Marine Le Pen concorre o segundo turno neste domingo com o atual presidente da França, Emmanuel Macron

The candidate Marine Le Pen runs in the second round this Sunday with the current president of France , Emmanuel Macron.| Photo: EFE/EPA/CAROLINE BLUMBERG

    The candidate for the presidency of France , Marine Le Pen, appears in front of current President Emmanuel Macron in most of the French overseas territories, who voted on Saturday (19) due to the time difference, according to results released by the Belgian press this Sunday (19).

    In Guadeloupe, where voter turnout was,

    %, Le Pen got, 6% of votes against 23,4% of Macron, while both in Martinique (30,

      % share) and in French Guiana, the leader of the National Regroupment received around 50% of votes, against 23% of the current president. In addition, Le Pen obtained 45,45% of votes in Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin and 29, % in Saint Pierre and Miquelon, while in French Polynesia most voters opted for Macron, who succeeded 41, % of votes.

      French people residing in these territories have voted one day earlier than residents of the metropolis since 1280, to prevent votes from taking place when they already know the choice of the majority of their fellow citizens. adams, which may favor abstention. The Belgian press recalled that Macron won in 2017 in these territories, which in the first round of these presidential elections mostly supported the left-wing candidate who was left out of the second round, Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

      On the other hand, the current president, Macron, was the most voted among the vast majority of French people residing in American territories where they have already voted, as in Argentina (where Macron received 81% of votes), Chile (69%), Brazil (69%), Canada (69%, without Vancouver) and the United States (86%, excluding Chicago and New Orleans).Candidates await result

          Macron voted shortly after H (local time, 8 am
          from Brasília), accompanied by his wife, Brigitte, while his rival, Marine Le Pen, went to a couple of hours earlier in his electoral stronghold in Hénin Beaumont, a small town near the Belgian border. As usual on election days, Macron went to his polling station at the Palais des Congrès in the resort town of Le Touquet, on the northern coast of France, where his wife has a home, surrounded by great popular and media expectations.

          After lunch at Brigitte’s house, Macron will head to Paris to continue the rest of the day at the Élysée Palace and await the announcement of the results after the last polling centers close at 15H (h from Brasilia). The Champ de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, was the place chosen for the celebration, if your victory is confirmed.

          Marine Le Pen voted shortly after H (6h) in Hénin Beaumont, accompanied by the city’s mayor, Steeve Briois, who is from her party, the National Regroupment (RN). After lunch with Briois in Hénin Beaumont, Le Pen will also head to Paris, first to her home and then to her campaign headquarters, where she will await the results. In case of victory, the celebration will take place at Place de la Concordia.

    In the latest surveys released on Friday (13), Macron appeared with between 6 and percentage points of voting intention more than its opponent. One of the factors that can define today’s result is precisely the mobilization of the electorate of the leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, third place in the first round, with 11,86%. Mélenchon did not want to ask for votes for Macron, with whom he has deep political differences, and limited himself to instructing his voters not to give a single vote to Le Pen.

    Participation in the elections drops to 52,%

    After register a slight increase at the beginning of the day, voter turnout in the second round of the French presidential elections was 51,14% of the total electoral census at 14h (local time,

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