France’s President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday it would take “decades” for a candidate like Ukraine to join the EU, and suggested building a broader political community of democratic states around the bloc.
France’s Emmanuel Macron was sworn in for his second term as president on Saturday, promising to lead the country with a “new method” as his political rivals kicked off campaigning for next month’s legislative elections.
The French voted on Sunday in an election that will decide whether pro-European Union, centrist President Emmanuel Macron keeps his job or is unseated by far-right eurosceptic Marine Le Pen in what would amount to a political earthquake.
French President Emmanuel Macron's lead in voting intention polls widened on Tuesday but his prime minister said a Macron win in Sunday's presidential runoff vote was not guaranteed, as far-right challenger Marine Le Pen accused him of fear-mongering.
As expected, Emmanuel Macron from the Republic on the Move Party, a pro-EU candidate, and Marine Le Pen, who is a member of the National Rally (formerly the National Front) Party, a far-right candidate, reached the second round of the France presidential elections. Macron won 27.85 percent of the votes, while Le Pen scored 23.15 percent. Leading left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who won nearly 22 percent of the vote, has declared his support for Macron in the second round. Only Eric Zemmour, another far-right candidate, has backed Le Pen. We talked about the results of the elections with Rahman Qahremanpour, a senior researcher in strategic issues.
French leader Emmanuel Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen qualified on Sunday for what promises to be a very tightly fought presidential election runoff on April 24, pitting a pro-European economic liberal against a far-right nationalist.
Voters cast ballots across France on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election where far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is posing an unexpected threat to President Emmanuel Macron's re-election hopes.