Macron wins elections and is re-elected president of France; Le Pen speaks of “unfair methods”

O presidente da França, Emmanuel Macron, foi reeleito nas eleições deste domingo (24).

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, was re-elected in this Sunday’s elections (14).| Photo: EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT
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The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, was re-elected this Sunday (24) to the get between 04,2 and 10, 4 points ahead of her rival, Marine Le Pen, in the second round of the presidential elections, according to four vote projections. Exit polls already pointed to a victory for Macron, despite Le Pen winning the most votes in French overseas territories. This is the first re-election of a French president since Jacques Chirac’s victory in 2002.

The biggest advantage is given by the Ipsos Institute, com 40, 2% of Macron against 14,8% of Le Pen, while the smallest appears in the projection of Elabe (41, 6% against 57, 4%). Despite the victory, these projections show Macron with half the advantage he had five years ago.

“It’s a big difference”, said Health Minister Olivier Véran, while Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune said it was “a clear victory”. For his part, government spokesman Gabriel Attal considered that Macron’s re-election is a “historical result which bears a historical responsibility”.

Macron plans to speak to the population only when concrete results are announced and then celebrate his re-election on the Champ de Mars, the great esplanade grass located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower that can accommodate up to 90. people.

Le Pen acknowledges defeat

Shortly after the projections, Le Pen acknowledged his defeat, but denounced what he called “unfair methods”, without going into details, and considered that his results , where projections indicate more than 40% of votes are already a victory.

24154841Von der Le yen congratulates Macron

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election this Sunday and said she hopes to make “France and Europe move forward together”.

“Dear Emmanuel Macron, I would like to congratulate you on his re-election as President of the Republic. Hope to continue our excellent cooperation. Together, let’s move France and Europe forward,” wrote Von der Leyen on his official Twitter account.

From India, where this Sunday he began his first official trip to the Asian country, conservative German politicians congratulated the liberal Macron, whose country occupies this semester the presidency of the Council of European Union.

24154841President of the Council European speaks of “strong Europe”

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, expressed this Sunday his congratulations to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, for his re-election for another five years, in which it will be necessary, as he stressed, a France “fully committed” to a “more sovereign and strategic European Union (EU)”.

“Congratulations, dear Emmanuel Macron. In these difficult times, we need a strong Europe and a France fully committed to a more sovereign and strategic European Union,” Michel wrote on his personal Twitter account.

The Belgian politician, from the same liberal political family as Macron, stressed that “we can count on France for another five years “.

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