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Marine Le Pen or Emmanuel Macron? Today’s second round of elections will decide who will lead France for the next five years.

+++ 12.21 pm: Shortly before the run-off election for the presidency in France, the current Emmanuel Macron continues to be on the tail. His approval ratings have been on the rise since early April. According to the Politico news website, 53 percent said they would vote for Macron on April 9, up from 57 percent in the last poll on Friday.

The right-wing politician who challenged him, Marine Le Pen, fell from 47 percent to 43 percent over the same period.

Secondary election in France: The ballot will determine the outcome

Updated from April 24, 09:30: Unlike in Germany, the president in France is directly elected by the country’s citizens. All French people over the age of 18 and registered on the electoral roll have the right to vote. In the first round of elections in France on April 10, 2022, 73.7 percent of the vote was cast. In all presidential elections since 1965, no decision was made on the first ballot, but only on the second ballot.

The last census values ​​for the presidential election in France from Paris Opinionway Research Institute Since April 22, 2022, Emmanuel Macron has a 57 percent lead over Marine Le Pen, 43 percent. In addition, according to the opinion poll agency, 72 percent of French people have entered the electoral roll and are scheduled to take part in a second referendum on April 24, 2022.

France election: Macron fights for youth vote

Updated from April 24, 07:00: In the run-up to the second round of elections in France, the main focus of the current Emmanuel Macron will be on getting to the ballot box ahead of Marine Le Pen. Most recently, the president was even nine percent ahead of his challenge.

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But now, according to experts in the French daily Le Monde, there is a risk that many French people will not run in the run-off election because they believe it has already been decided. According to a recent survey by the Ipsos Institute, nearly half of those eligible to vote between the ages of 18 and 34 did not vote in the first round. In the second round of elections in 2017, nearly 25 percent did not turn out.

Eligible voters can vote in the second round of the presidential election at the French Consulate in New York. © Andrea Renault / afp

Second election in France: First polling stations already open

Updated April 4, 4:14 pm: The decisive final round of the French election has officially begun. In the small French archipelago of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon on the east coast of Canada, the first four polling stations opened at 8pm (local time) on Saturday, a spokesman for Town Hall in Saint-Pierre confirmed to Germany. Press Agency (dpa). The majority of French people can vote on Sunday. However, due to time constraints, voting will already take place on Saturday in some foreign territories.

The flow will determine whether Liberal President Emmanuel Macron will be offered a second term or move to the palace of his right-wing rival, Marine Le Pen. Both qualified for the finals in the first round of voting two weeks ago.

Le Pen, who sought to appear more moderate during the election campaign, is still known for his far-right positions, wants to distance himself from Berlin and significantly reduce the EU’s influence in France. In France, how Le Pen is discussed Will change the country in the future. The outcome of this election is eagerly awaited internationally as well. In recent polls, Macron has a lead of 55 to 56.5 percent.

France: Diplomatic scandal surrounding Macron shortly before election

Updated from April 23, 07:55: A few days before the second round of elections in France, Emmanuel Macron got into trouble with his embassy. According to the plans of the President of France, the status of 800 French diplomats is to be redefined. The special status of professional diplomats is gradually being removed and employees are about to become ordinary civil servants.

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The review sparked outrage in the French diplomatic corps and sparked a controversy shortly before the run-off election in which Macron will face Marine Le Pen, who is challenging for the presidency. Sylvie Berman, former ambassador to China, Great Britain and Russia, said Macron’s plan was destroying the country’s embassy forces.

Election in France: Favorite in the second round of elections is coming out

Report from April 23, 2022: Frankfurt / Paris – Who will lead the “Grande Nation” for the next five years? 48.7 million eligible voters will answer this question in the second election to be held in France this Sunday (April 24, 2022). President Emmanuel Macron and his challenging right-wing politician Marine Le Pen will compete against each other.

The latest French election poll points to fierce competition. Current Emmanuel Macron last took the lead over Marine Le Pen TV fight before running Remove. 16.6 million viewers followed the debate – most of whom saw Macron emerge as the winner. The 44-year-old was able to convince a third of the audience, according to a survey following the TV fight. The French company Elabe interviewed 650 people.

Sunday’s French election: Marine Le Pen changes course

In a single pre-presidential debate, Emmanuel Macron reiterated the importance of the European Union (EU) To France. Marine Le Pen pointed to one face in terms of European cooperation. Many years ago, the right-wing politician was still the voice for “Frexit”, France’s exit from the international community. Instead of wanting to reform the EU, Le Pen is now speaking out. The 53-year-old said he wanted more national skills for Paris.

And in terms of relationships Russia Before the election in France Marine Le Pen struck a different tone. He also supports military and financial assistance to Kiev during the Ukraine conflict. However, Le Pen continued to reject Russia’s import ban on oil and gas. Emmanuel Macron has accused his rival of trying to stay close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and of keeping himself in the Kremlin.

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France election 2022: Pensions and purchasing power are key issues

However, the main issues in France before the election are purchasing power and pensions. Le Pen wants to cut VAT and reach retirement age at 62. If you start your career at a young age, you should retire at the age of 60. Macron, in turn, wants to reduce unemployment and increase purchasing power. In exceptional cases, the retirement age may be raised to 65. He said the pension system should be funded as life expectancy increases.

Long before the first predictions Predictions or results for the French election One thing is clear: the results will be much tighter than when Macron and Le Pen last met in 2017. At the time, Macron received 66.1 percent of the vote. Le Pen 33.9 percent. This time the two are very close – despite some success in a TV fight with Emmanuel Macron Marine Le Pen.

Recent polls suggest he is ahead of the competition with 55 percent approval. A look at current studies:

Second election in France: Polls favor Macron over Le Pen

Research Institute / Source Was standing Percentage for macron Percentage for Le Pen
Ifop April 20th 55.5 44.5
கருத்துவே-கியா April 20th 56 44
எலபே April 19 54.5 45.5

How the left behaves in France on Sunday will be the deciding factor in this flow. Your candidate Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon He lost the first round of elections in France. However, many of his supporters did not want to see the right-wing Le Pen or the liberal Macron at Elysee Palace. Whether they choose the Macron compromise or simply stay at home will be a decisive factor in France’s run-off election. (Dil / Knock / DPA)