Macron Wins


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Macron will be the first French president to be reelected in 20 years.

Evelyn Henry, Staff Writer

  The 2022 French election was held on April 10th and 24th of 2022. As no one won in the first round a run-off was held, leading Emmanuel Macron to win the French Election of 2022.

   Macron took 58.5 percent of the vote, making him be the first French leader to be reelected in 20 years. Emmanuel and his opposing candidate Le Pen advanced to the runoff after finishing in first and second place.

   While the contest was just a rematch of the 2017 election, many people in Europe watched with unease. A presidency with Le Pen in office would have fundamentally changed Frances’s relationship with the European Union, at a time when the Union depends on Paris’ relationship to keeps its leading role in dealing with the world’s problems. Most notably, the war in Ukraine.

  Many of the people unsatisfied with the results just stayed home, the voter abstention rate for 2022 was 28% according to the French Interior Ministries.

   In his victory speech, Macron vowed to “be the president for each and every one of you.” he then thanked his supporters and acknowledged that many voted for him to keep France away from the far right.

   Macron said that in his upcoming term, his presidency would not be the same as his previous term, committing to address all of Frances problems.