Globalist Macron wins despite sharp drop in support

Election projections indicate that Emmanuel Macron has won the second round of the French presidential elections, despite a sharp drop in support.

Polling stations closed in France at 7 p.m. local time and first screenings indicate that the globalist leader obtained just over 57% of the vote, compared to just under 43% for the national populist challenger Marine Le Pen.

Macron, who has had an unusual transition from Rothschild & Cie Financial Bank to economy minister from Socialist Party chairman Francois Hollande to presidential candidate, now looks set to become France’s two-term president in two decades – but then that his projected margin of victory over Le Pen, who has been widely reviled as “far-right” and a stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the mainstream media, is comfortable, he is much less so than in 2017, when he claimed 66% of the vote for his 34 percent.

Marine Le Pen’s performance is certainly ahead of that achieved by her much more controversial father Jean-Marie Le Pen in the second round of the 2002 election, when he won just under 18% of the vote. voice.

Voter turnout this year also appears to have been the highest in 50 years, at around 28%, indicating widespread disillusionment on all sides of the political spectrum.

In a combative concession speech, the populist challenger claimed a moral victory, insistent that “when we look at tonight’s election, we can see that we were victorious nonetheless”.

“In this defeat, I can feel hope,” Le Pen said, swearing, “It’s not over.”

“I will fight to bring power to the French. We will see you for the next legislative elections,” she added, referring to the French legislative elections in June.

Le Pen’s niece Marion Marechal, who backed populist rival Eric Zemmour in the first round of the presidential race, has called for a united right-wing coalition to take on Macron’s party in the legislative elections.

This story develops…

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