Press Review – French presidential elections 2022, results: Macron-Le Pen in the run-off

The first round of the French presidential election has been concluded: the runoff, scheduled for 24 April, as predicted by the polls, will go to Emmanuel Macron, outgoing president, and Marine Le Pen, candidate of the extreme right.

A new challenge between the two as was already the case in the 2017 French elections, with Emmanuel Macron being the most voted candidate in this first round with 27.6% of the vote.

Behind him, Marine Le Pen was confirmed with 23.4% of the vote.

The candidates excluded from the runoff have made their declarations of vote for the runoff. The conservative Pécresse, the socialist Hidalgo, the communist Roussel and the green Jadot support Macron. They were joined by Mélenchon, who called on his voters to “not give a single vote to Le Pen” without expressly supporting Macron. Zemmour, also from the extreme right, called instead on voters to vote for Le Pen, as did the sovereignist candidate Dupont-Aignan.

“Nothing is decided yet, what happens in the next fifteen days is decisive for France and for Europe”.

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