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Macron re-elected president

Vita gazette: According to unofficial results in France, the winner of the presidential elections is the current president Emmanuel Macron, who received 58.20 per cent of the vote.

With the world and markets in the spotlight, France has chosen its 26th President of the Republic. In France, at 8 pm the last seats closed for the runoff of the presidential elections between the outgoing president Emmanuel Macron and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. According to the exit poll prepared by Ifop, the president would have collected 57.2% of the votes, while Marine Le Pen would have won 42.8% of the votes. The projections, considered very reliable, gave Macron the victory by a large margin over Le Pen, more than 15 percentage points: Le Pen admitted defeat, while Macron gave a very “presidential” speech presenting himself as president of all French, even those who did not vote for him.

Macron: These are tragic times

At the Champ-de-Mars square, where thousands of supporters awaited him, Emmanuel Macron, re-elected president of France, arrived with his wife Brigitte and was accompanied by some children, children of members of his staff. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the anthem of the European Union, was chosen as background music for the triumphal arrival. Behind the flashing Eiffel Tower, the country’s most symbolic monument. All studied in detail for a show with a strong impact.

 “These are tragic times.. I know that many of our fellow citizens voted for me today, not to support my ideas, but to stop those of the far right. I want to thank them. This vote obliges me for years to come, ”Macron said in his victory speech in the Champ-de-Mars square in front of the Eiffel Tower.

His speech lasted about 10 minutes and ended with the national anthem, the Marseillaise, played by Egyptian mezzo-soprano Farrah El Dibany of the Paris National Opera, followed by the audience.

Emmanuel Macron, in the second presidential term, enters a very small circle of French presidents who have had the trust of their compatriots twice in a row. Before him, Charles De Gaulle and Jacques Chirac were elected twice to the presidency.

The opposition hopes for a rematch

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, on the other hand, received 41.80 per cent of the vote in the second round of the presidential elections. It reached the highest level in French history in the presidential elections, with over 13 million votes. Marine Le Pen’s defeat reached 41.45% compared to 34% in 2017.

However, satisfied with his result Le Pen, leader of Rassemblement National. “This figure for me is a sensational victory, the country does not trust the EU. The French show a very strong counter-power with respect to Macron. The opposition will defend them. I fear that in the next 5 years Macron will do nothing to mend the fractures that separate our citizens, I will continue to fight for the French with the perseverance and character that you all know”. And Le Pen added: “The game is still open, in a few weeks there are legislative elections, Macron will not be able to appropriate all the powers. We are launching a great electoral battle tonight”.

Abstention from voting in elections was around 28 per cent, or more than 13 million, according to preliminary estimates.

Draghi: Great news

Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who congratulated himself on the confirmation of the head of the Elysée, recalled that “Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections is splendid news for all of Europe. Italy and France are committed side by side, together with all the other partners, to the construction of a stronger, more cohesive, more just European Union, capable of being the protagonist in overcoming the great challenges of our times, starting with the war in Ukraine. Ready immediately to continue working together, with ambition and determination, at the service of our countries and of all European citizens”.

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