Pen had focused her campaign on inflation, Russia-Ukraine war and refugee crisis. Macron, on the other hand, used Penn’s far-right positio propaganda weapons.
New Delhi: In a historic victory in the French Presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron got elected for second term after defeating his rival Marine Le Pen. With the convincing victory, Macron became the first French President who got second chance in last couple of decades. He will reportedly take office on May 13.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Macron for his win in French elections. Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to my friend @EmmanuelMacron on being re-elected as the President of France! I look forward to continue working together to deepen the India-France Strategic Partnership.”
Meanwhile, his re-election in the lections has been reported a huge relief in Europe after fears that a Le Pen presidency would leave the continent rudderless. With this, 53-year-old Marine Le Pen lost three elections for French President. In 2017, Emmanuel Macron had defeated her.
According to the reports, Pen had focused her campaign on inflation, Russia-Ukraine war and refugee crisis. Macron, on the other hand, used Penn’s far-right positio propaganda weapons. Her announcements to ban Muslims from wearing headscarves in public and restrict the flow of refugees into the country had sparked outrage among minorities. Macron, in his winning speech, vowed to respond to the anger of voters who backed his far-right rival, saying his new term would not continue unchanged from the last five years.
“An answer must be found to the anger and disagreements that led many of our compatriots to vote for the extreme right. It will be my responsibility and that of those around me,” he told thousands of cheering supporters.