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French Election: Macron Wins Over 58% of Vote, Defeating Marine Le Pen

HeadlineApr 25, 2022

Emmanuel Macron has been reelected president of France, defeating his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. Macron won about 58% of the vote in Sunday’s election. About 41% of voters backed Le Pen — an 8% increase over her vote count five years ago. Nearly 28% of French voters abstained. Many French voters opposed both candidates.

Caroline Coste: “I won’t be voting in this round, especially not for Macron, not Macron because he’s damaged the people too much and he only thinks about the rich. And in the second round, I’m not going to vote. I’ve come to do my shopping, and that’s more important than voting for Macron or Le Pen. That’s obvious.”

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