Emmanuel Marcon has been re-elected has France President
Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron who was born 21 December 1977 is a French politician who has been serving as the president of France since 14 May 2017. He was born in Amiens, Macron studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, later completing a master’s degree in public affairs at Sciences Po and graduating from the École nationale d’administration in 2004. He worked as a senior civil servant at the Inspectorate General of Finances and later became an investment banker at Rothschild & Co.
Macron would be the first French president to be re-elected in 20 years, and the first of any since the current voting system was established in 1962 to win another term while in full control of the government. Previously re-elected presidents had been in “cohabitation” with prime ministers from rival parties dominant in the National Assembly.
President Emmanuel Macron is set to regain the French presidency with 58 pc of the vote compared with 42 pc for his hard-right rival Marine Le Pen. Just as voting stations closed across France tonight, a usually reliable exit poll of voters revealed President Macron was the winner.
The news was made with relief in Brussels and other capitals across the European Union, including Dublin, as Le Pen threatened division and instability. President Macron has strongly become a pro-EU backing policies like post-Covid economic development.
Ms Le Pen had pledged big changes to cornerstone policies within the bloc signalling an early collision course with the European Union.
Emmanuel Macron was elected to a second term as French president on Sunday evening with 58.2% of the vote, according to an estimate from the Ipsos polling institute. His far-right challenger Marine Le Pen won 41.8% of the vote in an election that saw the country’s highest abstention rate in 50 years.
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