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Sun Apr 24, 2022, 09:15 AM

Macron and Le Pen cast ballots in second-round vote for French presidency

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Source: France 24

French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen cast ballots on Sunday in the second round of the countryís presidential election, a rematch of the candidatesí 2017 duel. Midday turnout stood at 26.41%, according to the interior ministry, almost 2 points less than at noon in the vote five years ago. Follow FRANCE 24ís liveblog for full coverage of election day.

Macron, 44, topped the first round of the election on April 10 with 27.8% of votes cast. The pro-European incumbent is aiming to become the first president to win re-election since Jacques Chirac in 2002.

Le Pen, who took 23.1% of the first-round vote, is making her third run for the presidency. The 53-year-old nationalist leader is hoping to become the first woman to hold the job.

First exit polls are expected at 8pm Paris time (GMT+2) when the last polling stations close in Paris and other cities. Until then, French media are barred from quoting candidates or publishing polls to ensure they donít influence voters.


Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20220424-live-polls-open-across-france-as-macron-and-le-pen-vie-for-french-presidency

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Reply Macron and Le Pen cast ballots in second-round vote for French presidency (Original post)
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 12:14 PM

1. Not a big Macron fan

BUt I feel like the world needs him to win very badly at this moment. 🇫🇷

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 12:53 PM

2. I agree. Im not a big Putin fan.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 01:02 PM

4. No longer an option. We all have to be Macron fans to fight back against Fascism-Putinism.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 01:01 PM

3. First exit polls 8PM Paris time, 12 noon Denver (MT), 2PM ET

Time to take some antacid and stick another pin in the TFG voodoo doll (which, in this case represents Le Pen)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 02:30 PM

5. Locking

This is appropriate for General Discussion, not LBN, per the forum hostsí consensus. Only genuinely important, headline-type news should be posted in LBN.

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