Since the French have never been in large numbers to vote for this movement, France can find itself with the first president of the far right elected to lead the country, experts point out.
On Sunday, outgoing President Emmanuel Macron topped the polls with 28.6% and 29.7% of the vote. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen is in second place with 23.5% to 24.7% of the vote. So Macron and Le Pen are heading to the second round of the presidential election.
All other candidates have been disqualified, including the Left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who received 19.8% and 21.5% of the vote. The same goes for other far-right candidate Eric Zemor, who received only 7% of the vote.
“Looking at the results of Le Pen and Zemmour, we see that the far right in France has never been stronger. This is of great concern to the left or the center,” said Jean-Pierre Butt, full professor of political science at UQAM.
A similar observation was made by Frédérick Guillaume Dufour, a professor of sociology at UQAM, an expert in right-wing populism.
“Looking at the results of the first round, it is surprising that there is an unprecedented rise on the right. We also see the decline of the old socialist and social democratic parties. ” Duffer inspects.
Reassure the “awake”
According to two experts, the main challenge for Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron will be to get Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon’s voters to vote for them in the second round on April 24.
“If Macron wants to win, he must get tired and leave. Many voters who voted for Mellonson vote first, but not second. However, Mellonson was clear today. He called on his supporters to vote for Macron,” explains Frédérick Guillaume Dufour.
However, according to Professor Pew, Merin Le Pen has a good chance of convincing Mellonson voters to vote for him.
“Both have a popular and working class electoral base. We know that their largest party is the Rose Assembly National. Both Mélenchon and Le Pen have the same number of voters, and some of them will be eager to vote for the Marines,” he analyzes.
Mrs. Le Pen, who was defeated by Emmanuel Macron in 2017, has never been too close to victory. According to opinion polls conducted before the election, he will be defeated by a very small margin, by a margin of error.
Because of his hostile stance on European integration and immigration, a victory on his part could have significant international consequences.
“But for now nothing has been won,” insists Jean-Pierre Butte and Friedrich Guilmofor, noting that his victory will have some short-term consequences for Quebec.
Her election will create the first twins in France: the far right and the first access to power by the ballot boxes of the first female president.
– With AFP
Emmanuel Macron is the outgoing President of France.
Admired or hated, he is recognized as a president who is attractive and fragile, brutal.
ஆ His decree, marked by epidemic, ended in the noise of the war in Ukraine, which completely pushed the French presidential election campaign into the background.
The youngest ever president of France, the former economy minister was pushed to the top in 2017 at the age of 39.
He brilliantly used his image not right or left, but in the center, and browsed in destroying traditional parties.
Marine Le Pen
Massively defeated by Emmanuel Macron in 2017, Marine Le Pen succeeded in minimizing the far right.
She was the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, a prominent figure in the French far right, who at times harmed her reputation.
In sets, the candidate, who is tactile, will no longer be annoyed by journalists’ bikes. She takes it politely.
A lawyer by training, he insists on the economy to attract the “losers” of globalization.
For the 2022 presidential election, he is campaigning for the French ‘first worrying purchasing power.
In his controversial actions, Le Pen wants to transform Europe into a “Europe of free nations” and fight against immigration.
The French people in Montreal are reacting
“Equality between women and men is very important: paternity leave extension, reproduction with medical assistance for all, which is something very important to me. [Macron] In fact, he made it a major factor in his quintessence. “
– Chloe Jorand, 20 years old
“Jean Laszlo was a little disappointed because we thought he would earn at least 5% more. [..] After that, it was further confirmed that it was Macron who was blocking the climax in the second round.
-Quentin del Papa, 28 years old
“I see my country deteriorating year by year and losing its influence in the world […]So for me it is important to support the patriotic candidate. “
– Stephen Minson, supporter of Eric Zemor
“I do not know who I will vote for because I am not satisfied with what Macron did, but at the same time Le Pen did not tolerate it.”
– Morgan Lee Gilsey, 19 years old