Macron or La Pen in France

Macron or La Pen in France

The first round of voting in the French presidential election will take place today (April 10). A total of 12 people are competing in it.

6 of them are males and 4 are females. However, the main battle will be between the current president Emanuel Macro and Marin La Pen. The election of the President of France, a permanent member of the United Nations, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine is therefore very important.

If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round of elections in the country, the two candidates who get the highest number of votes will participate in the run-off. If no one wins in the first round, the second round of voting will take place on April 23 to elect one of the two leading candidates for the presidency.

France is the second largest economy in the European Union (EU) and the only permanent member of the EU Security Council. So who will lead the country in the future, in the current context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, is very important for the whole world.

The latest opinion poll, conducted 48 hours before the election on Friday (April 6th), found that Marin La Pen, known as the far-right, was very close to current center-right President Macron. His chances of winning are 49 percent.

Former banker Emanuel Macron was elected president in 2016 without the support of any major party. His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about a third of the seats.

Less than a year before he was elected France’s youngest president in 2016, Macron launched a political movement called La Repubblica en Marche to challenge existing political parties. However, the 44-year-old president is facing a tough challenge from La Pen.

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